The 22KILL Pushup Challenge, was an activity involving pressing out twenty-two pushups to promote awareness for veteran suicide prevention along with honoring military service members and veterans.
The viral awareness campaign gained traction and started to garner Hollywood celebrity support and participation in August 2016. Social media outlets like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook news feeds began to be inundated with video posts of celebrities doing their 22 pushups and then challenging other celebrities, pro athletes, politicians, etc.
Even Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Chris Pratt, Chris Evans, and others have posted videos of themselves completing the 22 pushups.
When it comes to push-ups and bodyweight workouts Funk Roberts is the man. Here is a video from his youtube channel with and advanced push-up challenge workout.
Again, this is an advanced push-up routine so beginners pace yourself. Take this Funk Roberts push-up workout challenge and let us know how you do.
Here is a great article that we found on Men’s Health Online website from Rob MacDonald on “How to Do 50 Perfect Push-Ups”
For the average guy, it’s critical to carry your own engine.
By that, I mean that you should strive to be strong relative to your size.
A good test of your engine is seeing how many consecutive pushups you can do in a row. I work with some of the fittest people in the world, and I think that 50 consecutive perfect pushups is the standard to shoot for—it shows me you can carry your engine.
Most people think that with just a bit of training they’ll be able to nail that goal.
My response is, “Great, now show me your pushup.” Nearly every single time, the person’s pushup isn’t up to the standard we maintain at Gym Jones, the Salt Lake City based gym where I’m the Training Director.
There are two kinds of pushups: Perfect pushups and everything else. Here at Gym Jones, our standard is the former. We define a perfect pushup as maintaining a plank as you lower yourself until your chest touches the ground, then pushing back up and locking out your arms to pause for 1-second at the top. (Check out the 10 Secrets to the Perfect Pushup.)
There’s a good reason we have that standard: Better payoff. Perfect pushups strengthen your entire body to a greater degree, transfer over to more activities, and are also safer on your joints.
They’re also more difficult.
That’s why a far better goal than doing even 100 “everything else” pushups is to shoot for 50 perfect pushups. A person who can do 50 perfect pushups is truly strong and fit—far more so than a person who can do 100 terrible-form “everything else” pushups.
Follow these rules to crank out 50 real ones in a row.
About Rob MacDonald:
Rob MacDonald is the Training Director of Gym Jones, one of the country’s most elite and hardcore gyms, located in Salt Lake City. He’s broken multiple power-endurance world records. He enjoys exercise induced suffering and burgers.
Here is a good push up for beginners how to from YouTube.
Here is a great video demonstrating how to do a pushup for beginners.
You will see in the video that you are shown how to both a knee pushup and a standard pushup.
Watch, follow along & practice and soon you will be doing 25 pushups or more.
There are many different types of pushups that beginners can perform to improve your strength, endurance & fitness.
Remember that any pushup done in any variation works chest, shoulders, triceps, legs and core. Switching & changing up your pushup variations will also give you a challenge and help keep your fitness routine fresh. I know that I need to change things up to keep things from getting stale.
By shifting your hand and body position changes the affects of which muscles receive more of the effect and results.
You can also use pushup modifications to assist your ability. This can make a simple pushup harder or easier to perform.
So below we are going to give you some various different types of pushups to perform.
We are going to start out simple and go from there. Try each variation out and let us know your progress.
Remember to stick with the basics first. If you are a true beginner and struggle stick with knee pushups and build your strength.
Once you have mastered the knee pushups move on to the standard pushup.
Start slow and as you get stronger, you’ll be able to take on the challenging variations.
Wall or bench pushups are what I would consider the easiest type of pushup to perform. A true beginning step to getting YOUR PUSHUP ON!
You perform a bench or wall pushup by placing both hands on a bench or wall. Remember, the higher the bench the easier the motion.
You can even vary the wall pushup with a wide or narrow stance.
To perform the wall pushup lean and put both hands on the wall.
Lower your chest toward the bench or wall, then straighten your arms to return to the starting position.
If you aren’t quite ready to do standard pushups and the wall pushups have become too easy then knee pushups are the next step.
Knee pushups aren’t complicated at all. They are just pushups on your knees.
Get down in a regular pushup position and rest both knees on the floor. Remember to keep your body straight as you lower and raise yourself during the movement.
The basic pushup position is face down, weight on the palms of your hands and the balls of your feet.
Your body should stay straight from head to heels as you lower your chest toward the floor, then straighten your arms to press back up to the starting position.
During a standard pushup, your hands should be slightly wider than shoulder width apart.
One of the first variations that people of the standard pushup is the wide pushup.
The form is simple, place your hands further apart than the normal pushup position. This redirect the benefit of the pushup and works more your outer pectoral muscles.
If you are new this modification will come a little later.
Much like the wide pushups you perform the narrow pushup variation by moving your arms in tighter to your body hands just about directly under your shoulders.
That’s it. We have taken you from getting started with wall or knee pushups to making a few simple variations on the standard pushup. Keep at and you will see great improvement and strength gains. Now remember to achieve overall health and fitness you need to ad a few other exercises in to your routine and follow a good nutritional program.
In the future will be posting up an article or two of next level and advanced pushups. Until next time;
One of the reasons that we started this website is our love of the push-up. Push-ups are a great exercise with a lot of benefits. First you can do push-ups any where, any time, any place and with no special equipment. I always think of my days in the Army when I would “DROP AND GIVE ME 20”
One of the base exercises that the Military has used for years & years is the push-up. Why? Because it WORKS!
There are also many different types of push-ups that you can to help increase your strength and endurance.
Many people think that push-ups are just an exercise for the chest but push-ups can be considered a full body workout. Push-ups not only benefit the chest but also work the triceps, shoulders, upper & lower back, core, legs and can even have a cardio benefit. We will actually be posting a CARDIO PUSH-UP routine in the future.
Since performing push-ups are a resistance/strength movement performing them can help with improving bone density. Push-ups increase the heart rate, which in turn increase metabolism and burns many calories.
Anyone can do them. It doesn’t matter if you are 12 or 72, you can do push-ups.
As I said earlier push-ups can be performed in many positions and just about anywhere.
Another benefit of push-up is muscle growth. Yes it is possible to build/grow and maintain muscle by doing push-ups.
Doing push-ups cans be motivating. That’s right as you improve and do more push-ups you will be motivated to keep up and keep improving with them.
The best overall benefit of push-up is that they are FREE! Don’t you need to buy anything to do push-ups.
So there is just a few benefits to performing push-ups. Now don’t worry if you are still intimidated and can’t do many we are going to help you. Stick with us here at The Push-Up Challenge and we will help you reach your push-up goal.
Now “GET DOWN & KNOCK EM’ OUT!“
Welcome to The Push-Up Challenge.
We are a website put together by a few fitness enthusiast who want to help people with one of the most basic exercises that also seems to be one of the most difficult too.
How many push-ups can you do? 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, what about 0?
That’s right there are many people out there who can’t do 1 good push-up. Well we want to help you that. Heck we want to help you be able to do 50 or 100 push-ups. We know that you can do it. It will take dedication and effort but we will help you improve your push-up power and your over all fitness.
Here at The Push-Up Challenge our goal is to help you reach your goal. Wether you are trying to reach 25, 50 or 100 push-ups we want to help you get there. Don’t think that you can? Well we are going to help you change that mindset.
It doesn’t matter if you are trying to just 1 proper push-up and 100 push-ups. YOU CAN do this.
We will be posting videos and articles from ourselves as well as friends who are also on The Push-Up Challenge journey. Let’s do this together. Let’s improve our PUSH-UP POWER!
We’re glad that you stopped by the site and hope that you keep coming back for tips & workouts.
Our motto at The Push-Up Challenge is: