More and more people fall victim to the maladies of sedentary life as computers draw our time and video pleasures are only a click away. Some people have decided that in order to maintain their health or shape that running, gym workouts and casual walks help to stave off those unwanted rolls and pounds.
The difficulty with most self-described workout plans comes because many people don’t set or consider exercise goals. Usually, the desire hovers around the number of pounds to lose or cloth sizes to squeeze into. But, both those goals can be accomplished by employing a different methodology by setting specific exercise goals.
One of the most tested – besides being economical – is the 100 push ups program. The participant makes a dedicated vow to finish the program by being able to do 100 consecutive push ups within a certain amount of time.
The program is designed for a six-week rate, but there is a catch. In the event the participant fails during one of the week’s markers, he or she must do the week over. According to a number of participants, week four and week five present a great challenge that may extend the program past the six-week structure.
The program is designed to build up the number of push ups thrice weekly each week. The requirements include different sets and goals that allow every other day for the body to recover. All the while, the strain and activity does burn fat, the individual gains strength and tones the upper body.
An initial test gauges which of the three programs you will use during the first week. For example, if you can do five push ups in the initial test then your first three days are designed around column one. There are three columns with five sets in each. Each set is separated by certain amount of recovery time between sets. For the ensuing five weeks (contingent on your successful accomplishment of the weeks’ goals) you maintain a strict regiment of numbers of sets, increasing number of push up repetitions, which ultimately may lead to the 100-push up, one sitting goal.
Push ups have been a basic exercise used in civilian athletic training or physical education and, especially, in military physical training. The push up develops the pectoral muscles and triceps, with ancillary benefits to the deltoids, serratus anterior, coracobrachialis and the midsection as a whole. The push up is a strength training exercise performed in a prone position, lying horizontal and face down, raising and lowering the body using the arms.