Ok, I’m in! I’ve been seeing a lot about the site One Hundred Pushups around the blogosphere lately. I first heard about it from Pete at Bible Money Matters via Twitter. Then Pete posted about starting on the program. Then I saw Pinyo at Moolanomy mentioned it. And also JD at Get Rich/Fit Slowly fame. And Wazzy on Twitter. And I’m sure many others I don’t know about yet…
So what is One Hundred Pushups? It’s a site that lists out a six week program for increasing your strength to the point where, in the final test, you do one hundred pushups!
Why Pushups? From the site:
Push ups are one of the basic and most common exercises for the human body. Push ups are not only great for your chest, but do a tremendous job of defining your abs, triceps, shoulders and torso.
Push ups can be performed no matter where you are, and best of all, they are completely free – no expensive equipment or annual gym fees required! If you’re looking to develop a great chest and shoulders, you could do much worse than follow along with the hundred push ups plan. Your core strength will also go through the roof too!
Check out that second paragraph…”they are completely free.” How much is the average gym membership? I would guess you’re paying anywhere from $250 a year to $1200 a year. Free is a whole lot better.
And a pushup is a great measure of your overall fitness.
I’ve been looking for a good workout program for a couple of months now. I have some free weights but I haven’t been able to commit to a consistent plan. I’ll workout for two weeks then stop for two weeks; I don’t keep up with it. I even almost joined a gym about a month ago. That would have cost me about $500 for the year. I didn’t join since I wasn’t sure I’d use it enough to justify the cost.
But with all of the bloggers already on the One Hundred Pushup band-wagon I thought I’d give it a try. Not only is there a framework to follow for the plan (which I need) but by putting it out here on Free From Broke I’m making myself accountable for following the plan (I hope).
I’ve already done the initial test and the first day of week one (already feeling it in my chest). I set up a spreadsheet on Google Docs so I can track my performance. You can follow my One Hundred Pushup progress here. I hope you check it out and help root me on! If fact join in and we can go through this together!
Make sure you have clearance from your doctor before you start any fitness program.
So are you up to the one hundred push up training program?