So it’s freezing outside, your exhausted, and the last thing you want to do is head out to the gym – sound familiar? If so, try setting a fun fitness challenge for yourself to work on achieving at home. Yes, the gym is great, but it’s not the only place you can get in a productive workout. Working out at home can be great too. And, you can spend the extra time you would have spent in the car driving to the gym working out instead.
Each week, I plan to post a “Friday Fitness Challenge” with a fitness activity I want you to aim to do every day for one week at home (or at the gym). This can be done in addition to your typical workout, or even if it’s the only workout you get for the day, it can still help you to achieve your health and fitness goals.
This week’s challenge: The 100 push-ups per day challenge!
If you’re not a push-up person, thinking of doing 100 a day may scare you, but don’t let it. You don’t have to do 100 all at once. This is a cumulative exercise goal for the day. What I love about pushups is even though they seem like an arm-only exercise, they really help to give your whole body a workout. Doing a push-up with correct form helps to strengthen and tone your chest, back, triceps, core, and even your glutes and quads.
For this challenge, start out by doing ten sets of 10 pushups a day. Do 2 sets when you first get up in the morning, 2 sets around your lunch time, an afternoon set, 2 sets before dinner, a set after dinner, and a set before bed. BAM! 100 pushups- done!
Or, if you can, do 20 at once. 2 sets in the morning, 2 at lunch, one at dinner- done!
It’s that easy! If you need to, start by doing knee pushups, which are still a great way to work your upper body and core. After 7 days, you may find yourself being able to do full pushups without a problem as well.
How do you plan to complete your #100PushupPerDay Challenge?