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The 100 Pushups Challenge

May 16, 2023 | Joel Runyon

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If doing 100 pushups in a row seems impossible – well, it looks like you’ve just found yourself a new challenge.

So how does this all work anyways?

The 100 Pushup Challenge

Play some gangsta rap.

Do 100 pushups in a row without stopping.

If you finish without taking a break – congrats – you just completely the 100 pushup challenge.

The 100 Pushups Training Program

The best training program comes down to this – do a f___ton of pushups. Oh, you wanted a shortcut? Well too bad – that’s the shortcut.

Test Day

Your training will depend on your current level of fitness. To start, you’ll test yourself by doing as many “good-form” pushups as possible. Don’t cheat. Don’t screw up your form. Just do as many good form ones as possible and you’ll have your “starting number.”

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Game Day Strategies

If you want more specifics, here’s 5 tips to help you when it comes down to “game day.”

  • Knock out the first 50 as fast if you can. After a certain amount of time, you’ll be tired from holding yourself up, so if you knock out the first section fast, it will help the pain that is the last 50 pushups.
  • Put on some hardcore rap music – it helps.
  • Breathe. Breathe. breathe.
  • Realize the end will hurt no matter what – be ready for that.
  • Focus. It’s only 100 pushups. It won’t hurt when you’re done – so make it happen and push through.

(If you’ve done the challenge – leave your tips in the comments below)

Similar Pushup Challenges

Additional Pushup Resources

My previous attempts:

The UnAuthorized Guide to 100 Pushups

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Joel Runyon

Joel is the founder of IMPOSSIBLE® and MoveWell. In addition to free fitness resources on Impossible Fitness - you can buy performance apparel and supplements on