7 Day Push Up Challenge

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An alternative title for Push-ups, The Absolute Best Exercise in Existence!

For the next 7 days challenge yourself to complete 100 push-ups each day. The push ups can be divided up over the period of a day. Push ups are perfect for toning and tightening the entire upper body. Here’s how:

1. Flex tricep muscles as you return to the starting position
2. Keep abs & glutes tight throughout the movement
3. Squeeze shoulder blades together as you return to the starting position

We’ve included push-up variations so everyone can complete the challenge, regardless of fitness level.

Review the videos below to find your favorite push-ups but be sure to challenge yourself as the days continue.

Beginning Level Push-up

Intermediate Level Push-up

Standard Push-up

Spartan Push-up

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26 Comments on "7 Day Push Up Challenge"

  1. Julie Jenks  August 12, 2012

    This is a great challenge, but 100??  I've done 10 today, which awesomely spurred my 4 year old to mimic me and let me show her how to do a proper pushup too, but I might have to set a more attainable goal of 20 per day to start!  Hey, it's 20 more than I was doing on any other day (outside a workout video that might include pushups).  Thanks for the challenges though, they are great inspiration!  🙂

  2. Amy Droivold- Moore  August 12, 2012

    pft. 100.. yeah right

  3. Amy Droivold- Moore  August 12, 2012

    yeah i was thinking from 0 to 100 is a lot for some people… but im with ya Julie any is more than what i am doing right now.  and the main thing is to just get moving.

  4. BTKirk27  August 12, 2012

    8/14/12…let's do this!!! I'm in!

  5. Lindsay Lee Downs  August 13, 2012

    Anybody can do 100 – just do them 10 at a time throughout the day! 🙂

    • Skinny Ms.  August 14, 2012

      Lindsay, Thanks for the feedback…good tip!

  6. Lauren Trowbridge  August 13, 2012

    I've managed to do 60 push ups today on top of my 45 min Turbo Fire workout! Hopefully I got another 40 push ups in me. I love these challenges!

  7. Nick  August 15, 2012

    My husband did something similar…when he quit smoking last year he started doing 1 push up for everyday he didn't smoke. That was 300+ days ago and he can do more then 400 a day… But his shoulder and wrist start hurting. He lost 35+ lbs and 3 waist sizes… It is easier for men I know…. I started last week. I am up to 7 today and I have been walking and doing floor exercises…. I feel like as long as I am doing something it is better then nothing. I figure I will start small and work till it hurts then gradual increase…. But he has inspired me… Good luck to us all!

  8. Skinny Ms.  August 16, 2012

    Thank you for the feedback. Your story is very inspirational and I'm sure will motivate others! 🙂

  9. Kim  October 7, 2012

    100 is tough to do but keep working at it. If you can only muster 10 floor pushups (full or knees) to start then do the other 80 throughout the day using the wall or counter top. Eventually you will be able to increase the # of floor pushups and decrease the number of wall/counter pushups. Good luck! Great challenge!

    • Skinny Ms.  October 7, 2012

      Thanks Kim for the encouragement to everyone!!

  10. Amy  October 7, 2012

    My plan is to do 25 in the morning, 25 at lunch, 25 when I get home from work and 25 before going to bed. Let's do this!!

    • Skinny Ms.  October 7, 2012

      Amy, Good for you!!! I love your determination. 🙂

  11. Cortney  October 7, 2012

    100 push ups a day? Intimidating…. but bring it!! The only way to get stronger is to push past your comfort zone- and this definitely does it!!

    • Skinny Ms.  October 7, 2012

      Cortney, You've got that right!!! Love your motivating attitude!

  12. Shelley  January 1, 2013

    Break them up & they are very doable 🙂
    I'm in …

  13. Teri  January 1, 2013

    Day 1 complete. 100 Push Ups. Looking forward to tomorrow and doing it all over again!! Only….tomorrow…I'll add in 100 squats as well. The squats will take place every other day. Let's do this!!!

  14. fitnessfoodandstyle  February 27, 2013

    Hello wonderful Skinny Ms crew. As a courtesy just letting you know that I will posting this link on my page so please feel free to share the love with your readers as we all do push ups for the month of March. We are also increasing our greens and using the hash tag #pushupsgreens.

  15. Laura  February 28, 2013

    100 in the day is absolutely attainable. Just do 10 at a time throughout the day. As you walk by the counter do 10. After making the bed, do 10, etc etc etc.. Put a check for every 10 you do and by the time you go to bed, you will see 100 was no big deal.

  16. Katie  April 3, 2013

    Yeah! I'm in! April 3rd to 10th 2013.

    • Skinny Ms.  April 3, 2013

      Katie, YEAH!!! Keep us posted on your progress.

  17. Mandy  April 10, 2013

    Hi! I'm on day two of this challenge, did 100 yesterday and 75 so far today. I admit I'm doing the "beginner push-up" against a counter, so it's a lot easier than a standard push-up. However, still more than I've ever done in the past, and I plan to work my way up to a proper standard push-up 🙂
    I love your challenges! thank you!

  18. cookie recipes  July 23, 2013

    some of yall are trip…actin like cheatin is acceptable and his personal life is separate from his music…negro please so if he cheated with an underage girl its overlooked cause his music is good GTHOH…wake up people

  19. Cinz  September 1, 2017

    2 x10 x 5 ties a day, full or modified, absolutely feasible. I did it last year and got perfectly toned arms.


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