Being competitive by nature, I can’t pass up a good challenge. The Happy Rock knows how to motivate me by pressing my competitive buttons. He laid down the gauntlet and I’m now finding myself embarking on the One Hundred Push ups training program.
Push ups are a great exercise for building strength in the core, shoulders, chest, and arms. The basic premise of the program is that you can work up to 100 pushups (in a row, wiseguy) by doing three 10-minute sessions per week for six weeks.
The program is simple: simply take the initial test which helps you determine your starting level. With that information, you can start with the week 1 program and progress through each week until you get to the end. You then follow up with the final test to see if you can drop and knock out 100 push ups. As you progress through each week’s program, if you’re not making the grade and aren’t ready to advance, then simply repeat that week’s program until you’re ready for the next level.
This is a perfect Monday-Wednesday-Friday routine that only requires ten minutes per day. I’m going to work on it in the mornings before heading to work. It will supplement my normal fitness routine, so I’m not looking to knock anything off the schedule to make room.
As golfers, we should all recognize the value of core strength. Push ups are a great way to make strides in that area, as well as in several other parts of the body. If you can significantly increase your core strength, improvement in your golf game is virtually guaranteed, especially in the area of distance off the tee.
Are you ready to take the challenge!? Let’s do it! It’s free and it only takes 30 minutes per week. I was challenged and now I’m challenging you!
If you choose to rise to the challenge, I’d like to know two things: how many push ups you were able to do after the six week program, and how many weeks did it take you to get to 100 (if it was more or less than the standard six weeks)?