100 Push Up Challenge!

So why would you want to do a 100 push ups? The push up is a wonderful old fashion exercise that utilizes coordination, strength,  core power, and increases metabolism. Doing regular push ups can build confidence and improve appearance by toning the upper body and trimming the waistline. You will probably not be able to do 100 push ups at the beginning, but the more consistently you do them, the easier they become. Try breaking it  down into smaller sets such 10 sets of 10 push ups or 5 sets of 20. When this is no longer a challenge increase the quantity per set. Do 4 sets of 25 push ups. Continue  to increase till you are able to do 100 push ups straight. This activity will make you feel very good and it is not very time-consuming, which is yet another great benefit of this revered exercise. Just remember to be consistent and do at least 100 push ups daily, even if you have to do them modified and in small quantities.

The technique:

Lie on stomach with your hands lined up with your chest just outside of your shoulders. Legs straight and up on your toes, you will push your upper torso up while engaging your core muscles to protect your back from injury and also to help keep it straight. Your whole body should be off of the ground and in a plank position. Repeat this process of pushing up and lowering back down. Below are some pictures to help guide you as well as some modified positions if you are unable to do a full push up.

The Muscles worked: Depending on the style of push up will determine which muscles are used, but for the most part you are using your chest, shoulders, back, arms, and core!

“Heal Yourself, Heal the Planet”

Jared Repass~ My Body Reboot

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