Does the thought of doing 100 push ups and sit ups make your arms and stomach tense up? Would you like to have the toned swimsuit body that can easily do 100 push ups and sit ups? If you follow this simple program, in 100 days or less, you will be able to do 100 push ups, 100 sit ups, and 100 lunges in a single workout.
When I’m working on a cardio machine at the gym, I will often start at an easy level and gradually increase the intensity or speed in small increments at set intervals. Approaching cardio this way enables me to reach difficulty levels that I won’t normally attempt because the gradual increases mask the intensity.
Last year, several of my friends attempted a 100 day challenge that was set up in a very similar fashion. The primary difference was that the exercises were strength, not cardio, focused. I was training for a marathon at the time and was unwilling to devote any additional time to another fitness challenge so I didn’t get details on the challenge, but I did get the general idea.
Conceptually, this is a really easy fitness program to follow. Each day you simply add one more repetition to each exercise. So, on the first day you will do:
- 1 Push Up
- 1 Crunch
- 1 Lunge/Leg
On the next day, you will do 2 of each exercise. On day 3, you’ll do 3 of each exercise. And so on until day 100 when you will do 100 of each exercise.
If you can already easily knock out 20 reps of each of these exercises, there’s no need for you to start your program at 1 rep of each. Why not get to your goal 3 weeks sooner and start at 21?
To help you keep track of where you are, print off this handy chart (100 Day Challenge) and “X” off each day as you complete that day’s challenge.
Bonus Challenge: Replace the pushups with burpees!