There are many online videos in which fitness influencers challenge themselves to do hundreds of pushups every day for a set period of time and track their winnings along the way. For beginners, however, it is better to start with a manageable number.
Triathlete Nick Bare has previously spoken about his ritual of doing 100 pushups a day and how he believes it is an achievable goal for everyone, regardless of their fitness, and as a gateway to the development of good ones Habits can act. At the beginning of this year, YouTuber Nav tried the challenge for itself and did 100 push-up repetitions every day for 30 days.
"My chest and triceps are currently sore," he says on day 4, adding, "I can hardly do 8 pushups at a time."
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"The pain had completely disappeared by day 8 and I no longer feel sore muscles," he says when he reached half the point. "I'm stronger now and 100 pushups are getting a little too easy." He decides to make the second half of the challenge a little more difficult by giving his daily workout more intensity, lifting his legs and putting strain on his back during the 100 repetitions.
After 30 days, Nav's biceps increased measurably by 0.75 ", while his chest also appeared to have built muscles (worth about 2"). While he says he hasn't lost much weight, his waist has dropped from 41 "to 38.5" and Nav says he is leaving the challenge and feeling motivated to keep pushing, especially given the progress he is making in such a short time.
"Closer to the end, I could easily do more than 50 pushups at a time," he says. "It has now become routine. I will also adjust my diet and add some additional exercises to lose some fat and continue to build muscle."