Can you believe it? It’s now the four year anniversary of the push-up challenge! I think it’s a great time to bring this bad boy back and transform that body of your in 30 days.
What is the 30-Day Push-UP Challenge?
I once had a trainer at the gym tell me that if I did 100 push-ups per day, it would “transform my upper body”. I don’t know what was so compelling about this message, but it stuck and now we’re back with the four year anniversary of the push-up challenge!
This challenge ridiculously simple, but do not mistake that for easy. All you have to do is 100 push-ups a day for 30 days. It gets results, so I’m not changing it up to keep it interesting. Why fix what ain’t broken, right? If you do this challenge, your body will change! (Maybe that’s why that fated encounter with the above trainer was so compelling??)
How do you do the 30-Day Push-Up Challenge?
Are you thinking, “Um, no way — I can’t even do 1 let alone 100 — this must be for crazy-fit people!”? Well, you are mistaken. The 30-Day Push-up Challenge is for everybody because you can get them done anyway you want. There are very few folks out there who can bust out 100 push-ups in one shot. And the point is, it does not matter how many you can do today. You will do more in 30 days, no matter what! Start on your knees. Start with sets of 1, 2 or 5. As long as you get down, push-up and keep track every day for 30-Days, then you are doing the Push-Up Challenge!
With the 30-Day Challenge Series, we always like to measure progress. So you’ll start on day 1 with a “Test” which is simply as many push-ups as you can do in 60 seconds. Then we follow a 4 week push-up schedule that keeps us on track for completing 100 push-ups per day, wow! Then we wrap up day 30 with a final “Re-Test” to see how many more push-ups you can do, and just how much stronger you are!
Getting started on the 30-Day Push-Up Challenge:
- Like the Teresa Marie Wellness on FaceBook now and join the private coaching group for daily reminders and accountability.
- Get access to all the trackers by joining the community here*. If you have already signed up, then at the end of every month, you automatically receive a newsletter with all the links to the trackers. If it’s MIA, check your spam, especially if you have Gmail.
- Read the rest of this post for the details on how the challenge works, why it’s awesome and some form and safety tips.
- Invite a friend (or 10), accountability is key! Plus, you can feel good about inspiring someone else to get fit!
- Mark your personal calendar, because your challenge starts Monday, May 1st!
*When you sign up for free access to the official tracker, you will also get my entire Clean & Colorful Jumpstart Guide and regular tips and strategies to living a cleaner and more colorful lifestyle. *Note: If you are currently subscribed to my newsletter and you get my weekly Clean & Colorful Conversation newsletters, you DO NOT need to register again for the tracker. It will be sent in the monthly newsletter on Saturday the 29th.
The Fine Print 30-Day Push-Up Challenge:
- You don’t have to do all the push-ups in a row, you just need to do the in 24 hours.
- Be sure to record your progress on the tracker.
- Always use proper form and alignment to maximize results and prevent injury. I’ll pop in throughout the challenge with tips and tricks, but here are some basics and benefits to get you started correctly.
- Be smart and mindful of your current level of fitness and follow the schedule in order to the best of your ability. You must respect the balance between pushing yourself for improvement but not so far that you hurt yourself.
- Use your tracker to record your test results and daily progress and how the sessions went. Some days you may feel strong, push yourself on those days. Other days you may not, don’t beat yourself up over it.
- Depending on your current level of fitness, this can be a hard challenge. Be smart, listen to your body and take a rest day when needed. As long as you’re progressively increasing your intensity with good form, you’ll get stronger and leaner.
- Always speak with your doctor before you start any new exercise regimen.
Are you in? What are you goals? Get ready to CRUSH them!