30-Day Push-Up Challenge

Sculpt your abs, build lean arms, and tone your shoulders all in one move: push-ups.

Push-ups are one of the oldest and most basic exercises for a simple reason—they target all the major muscles in the upper body and boost core strength. The best part, push-ups don't require equipment. You can do them anywhere.

So put down the weights and test your body. Your task is to complete 100 push-ups a day for 30 days. You don't have to do them all at once. You can do them on your toes or on your knees. The main goal is to get down, push-up, and track your progress day after day.

Are you ready to commit to 30 days of push-ups? Here's what you need to get started. 

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Tips and Tools

  1. Read proper form and injury prevention tips (below).
  2. Pick your start date and write it in your calendar.
  3. Forward this to a friend to enlist support. It's always more fun with a workout buddy.
  4. Download your tracker.
  5. Get social for more support and motivation. "Like" the 30-Day Challenge Series on Facebook and follow @30_Challenge on Twitter.

Remember, some days are better than others. Don't get discouraged; keep your focus on the overall goal. This is why your tracker is so important in this challenge. Once you see that you are doing more in each set or have moved from your knees to your toes, you will be fired up with motivation to keep going.  

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About the Author

Teresa M. Howes

Teresa M. Howes is a nutrition expert, fitness advocate, avid runner, published author and active blogger. Backed with a formal education and over a decade of professional experience consulting in the weight loss industry, she has an arsenal of tools, tips and tricks that she loves to share. Fired up with enthusiasm, she founded the 30-Day Challenge Series in May of 2013 and is thrilled to be cultivating a community of inspired, dedicated and successful fitness enthusiasts. You can find her latest and greatest at www.eatdrinkandbeskinny.com.

Teresa M. Howes is a nutrition expert, fitness advocate, avid runner, published author and active blogger. Backed with a formal education and over a decade of professional experience consulting in the weight loss industry, she has an arsenal of tools, tips and tricks that she loves to share. Fired up with enthusiasm, she founded the 30-Day Challenge Series in May of 2013 and is thrilled to be cultivating a community of inspired, dedicated and successful fitness enthusiasts. You can find her latest and greatest at www.eatdrinkandbeskinny.com.

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