Saturday, September 21, 2013

Beast Mode Challenge - How many Push-Ups can you do in 24 hours?

Hey guys,

Today I wanna start with a new, irregular published series of challenges which I call "Beast Mode Challenges". A beast mode challenge is a really hard challenge that forces you to spend all of your energy in a predefined period with one single exercise. Of course it's up to you which movement speed you choose or which variety of the exercise you want to perform, I just predetermine the main kind of exercise and the period. What you make out of it is your choice! The only thing I want you to take care about is that you always maintain a proper movement execution, hand in hand with a good posture (it's about quantity AND quality to your own safety)!
Please join a beast mode challenge only if you are healthy and in good physical condition!

Todays challenge is "How many push-ups can you do in 24 hours?".

As you know, push-ups (or press-ups) are a very good exercise for the muscles at your chest, triceps, shoulders, core etc. But that's not the topic here...Let's come to the "description and rules" of the challenge:

Just choose a day when you have nothing else to do (e.g. at the weekend) and try out, how many push ups you can perform in a whole day and post your results in the comment area below (or, if you're not part of google+, feel free to send me an email with your name and your results to and I will post it for you!). Of course you can do as much sets as you want (even sets of 1 rep would be good) spread all over the day.

Exercise example:

or (as an easier version)

or any other variety you can imagine.

I always wanted to know how many I can do in 24 hours, what about you?

Btw.: According to Wikipedia, the current world record for most push-ups in 24 hours is by Charles Servizio (USA) who achieved 46,001 push-ups in just 21 hours, 6 minutes on 1993, April 24 to 25 (I already mentioned that in my 30 day push up challenge post, but it's so impressive and it fits here so good that I mention it again).

Beast mode on, let's go hardcore!!!