10 Minute Tactical Toolbox: 100 Push-Ups in 6 Weeks Program

96, 97, 98, 99 and… 100

First off I want everyone to know that I had absolutely nothing to do with creating this kick-ass program, the creator is a brit (I think) that doesn’t mention his/her name on the website – but nonetheless they deserve all the credit for this.

As you already know, physical strength and general fitness is an extremely important tool in your Tactical Toolbox (you cant fight if you are sleepy). But if you are like me and work 18 hours a day then finding the time to change clothes, drive to the gym, knock out a workout and still have time to sleep, eat and shit can be impossible at times.

So when I came across the 100 Push Ups program while surfing the non- dinosaur porn blogosphere I was blown away by its simplicity and minimal time requirements. Basically the program will bring you from barely being able to do a few push-ups to pressing out 100 straight in 6 measly weeks.

You are probably thinking the same thing I was when I first came across this; “hell, I can do 100 push-ups” – well after doing the initial test I didn’t even come close, and I am in pretty good shape. Now after completing the program I can knock-out 100 push-ups without even thinking about it (I am now doing the same program over again, but in full kit).

After doing your initial test you go to week 1 and see where you start the program (I started at Week 3), from there you do a preset amount of push-up sets that takes less than 10 minutes to complete, you do this about every other day for 6 weeks.

The best part about this is you don’t need any exercise equipment, you can do it anywhere and in your street clothing. And in 6 weeks (or less) you will be able to knock out 100 pushups.

The site also has 3 other programs; two hundred sit-ups, two hundred squats and twenty five pull-ups. Right now I am doing the two hundred sit-ups program, after I am done with that one I am going to knock-out the two hundred squats and twenty five pull-ups programs. Between the first two programs I have put on a few solid of pounds of muscle and I feel noticeably stronger – all that for less than 10 Minutes a day.

Seriously, these programs are so simple you don’t have an excuse not to do it. So put down that bag of BBQ pork rinds and pump out some push-ups.

Hell, you can literally start right now – so don’t even think about responding to this Article unless your first sentence is “Just finished my first days set”.

The 100 Push Ups in 6 Weeks Program
www.hundredpushups.com

And if you like the program donate 2 bucks to the creator
www.hundredpushups.com/donate.html

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~James G
Founder – Editor in Chief

James G is a Veteran Civilian Contractor who has worked in the Middle East and Southeast Asia for way too long; he has traveled to over 50 countries chasing fortune and glory. He spends his off time in Indonesia and Virginia getting drunk, shooting guns, writing poorly written articles and doing push-ups in full kit

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18 thoughts on “10 Minute Tactical Toolbox: 100 Push-Ups in 6 Weeks Program”

  1. Good call, James. Just finished Day 3 of Week 2 on the pushups. I’m REALLY liking these programs, started alternating 100 Pushups and 200 Situps about 3 weeks ago.

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  2. I’ve actually been doing this program for about six weeks now. Even with fifty pushups under my belt before I started, I barely managed Week Six at all, and I’m still struggling with it, so the program more than makes up for the short time it takes, with its difficulty.

    Either way, it really is a great workout program, and probably one of the better and fastest methods for building arm muscles. Plus, it’s WAY cheaper than going to the gym.

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  3. I can already do the 100, but with a full kit is a good idea. I never thought of that. Though I have done them with gymnastic rings, and a TRX system, feet in the stirups . And a Bosu ball with my feet on a swiss ball. It is really all I do anymore for chest and shoulders. I used to bench the big weights, but kept getting injured. Push ups are just great, and the various ways that you can do them hit you in so many different ways. There is explosive push ups where you launch yourself off the ground, or bringing your knees up to your elbow, twisting etc. All work your chest great and provide great core workouts as well.

    But I have seen the workout that you talk about and it is a great one.

    The squats are what I am working on right now. And I am glad that you mention them, I see way too many guys at the gym that have huge upper bodies and pencil thin legs. It looks like they are always about to fall over.

    Oh and not to forget the pull ups. You should really have balance in your upper body and should be able to do as many pull ups as you can push ups. 25 is a good beginning. But 50 is so much more satisfying.

    And to incorporate all of them, I had a Ranger buddy that I used to work with tell me a quick 15 minute workout. Each minute you do 15 squats, 10 push ups, and 5 pull ups. The faster you do them the more time you get to rest. And then you start again the next minute. You end up completing 225 squats, 150 push ups and 75 pull ups in 15 minutes. I must warn you that this is seriously vomit inducing, and at about 10 you are completely light headed and more fall to the ground to do push ups rather than jump down. Oh and be sure when you jump up to the pull up bar you actually grab a hold of it. Because missing it can hurt a lot.

    Great article james, Good luck on the squats and the pull ups.

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  4. Been coming back to this program for about a year everytime I need to get ready for a PT test. This is a great program, and I always do sit-ups in conjunction; I just double the number of PU and do that many SU. Works great!

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  5. I started the pushups, pullups, situps and squats about 4 weeks ago, for fun and to train for the Navy Seal Fitness Challenge coming to town in about a week now. I have been almost perfectly faithful to the 4 programs, and supplement with other things fairly regularly.

    The system follows a density protocol that has upped the numbers I can do in multiple sets, but hasn’t yet added much to my one-time max. They tell me that will come. For example, I could do 40 to 50 pushups pretty easily when I started. Now, 4 weeks into the program, I can do 4 sets of 30 to 40 pushups, with just a minute rest between sets, but haven’t added but a few to my one-time max. Same with pullups. I could do 10 when I started, now I can bang out 13, but I can easily do 35+ if I break them into 4 sets like the program recommends.

    James, is it just me (from the over-50 crowd) or does the light come on and your max take off somewhere toward the end of the program?? Thanks.

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    1. OK, I did a test yesterday on the five areas we’re competing in (except for the cargo net climb). It was in hot, blazing sun with no warmup, and I got mixed results. I had 2 mins to do the exercise, then 1 min rest, and on to the next one, etc. My pullups 15, pushups 50, situps 50, squats 70 and burpees (where I just got too hot) 10.

      Any of you other over-50 guys do better after a pretty tough warm-up? That’s been my story since I was in my mid-40′s. But once I get going, I pretty much stay going…

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  6. I tried to combine this program with my other work-outs. It didn’t go well :P I trained to much and my body said Fuck you!

    Im currently training 4-5 days a week, both lifting weights and running. When I feel I want a break from this, ill take on the challenge!

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  7. Great Find! I am a 56 years old double bypass patient (4 years ago). I showed this to my cardiologist and my internist and both were impressed and said go for it. I start my first week this week. We will be passing this information along to our customers!

    Thanks again!

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  8. Thanx James! Staying in shape get tougher and tougher when you’re over 40. Going to start this on Monday and run on the “off” days.

    Take care,

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  9. I’ve been doing my own workout routine since the beginning of the month actually. I go for a run around the block (just .85 miles) to warm up, then I do situps and bench presses.

    Situps I do in stints of 50, as fast as possible. A few months back, I could hardly do 30, so I did them once every few days, I started this month out doing 100, every day. I try 150, but those last 50 are at a slow rate, for now.

    I used to bench 30kg (69lbs) 40 times, gradually increasing my reps to 100 (took me eight days), I then upped the weight to 40 kg (92lbs). Been doing 50 reps a day at least, more (60 or 70) if I feel up to it. I’ve got a little pain in my lateral pec right now, so today will be another “just the fifty” day :(

    I alternate between situps and 3 sets of 10 benches with 30 seconds of rest in between. The entire workout takes less than an hour, change of clothes and shower included. It’s something I do every day, and tracking my progress is a great way to stay motivated.
    You may laugh at bozo’s like me who not only mark reps down in a notebook, but keep the entire thing in a spreadsheet even. It’s what keeps *me* going. And me is who I’m doing this for (that and the military academy’s physical test which has strict mathematical rules for scoring, they will be writing my time and reps down too you see)

    And on another note: screw going to a gym! go jogging, do some situps on an old mattrass, push up from the floor. I’ve invested in a benchpress when it was on sale, bought one of those gay-ass fold up mattresses and I’ve aquired a bunch of free weights over the years. It’s cheaper than a gym, much more convenient, and it takes a lot less motivation do do some quick reps when a big download is in progress than it does to haul your A over to local workout center.

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  10. just started and love the simplicity

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  11. Awesome James!
    Starting this TONIGHT!

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  12. Just finished Week1, Day 1, Column 3! Great article, I’ll post another comment at the end of week 6… I have a pretty high strength to weight ratio, but I could really use a few pounds of muscle.

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  13. @ Arch

    Thats where I’m at. I got the iPhone app, that thing makes it even more stupid easy.

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  14. My 14-year old son and I are doing this together. My initial test & age put me in week 4; my son in week 3 (believe me, I am really lording this over him since he has been smoking me in foot races for over 2 years now). I plan on tackling situps and squats next.

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  15. Exactly what I needed. I’ve been doing pushups in my basement after leaving my condo with gym but the workout lacked focus. Did the test and did my first day now and what an ass kicking. Absolutely perfect. I’ll be doing that squat routine soon as well. Great link. To support them you can buy their app as well.

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  16. Just did the initial test, tested out at week three and just finished day one, week thre column three. Great training program! I’m looking forward to doing my first set of 100 in over a decade! I needed this, thanks james!
    Shawn

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