Can you build muscle? See what are the possible outcomes of doing a 100 Push Ups everyday.
Push Ups are simple, effective, and you can do them anywhere. They are an essential part of various workout programs and can be used for different goals.
But you may have asked yourself – what would happen if you did a 100 Push Ups every day?
1. You get better at doing Push Ups
Before you get excited – let’s make it clearer – you’d get better at doing a 100 Push Ups. That’s pretty much it. Don’t expect to magically be able to do One Arm Push Ups or something like that. A 100 Push Ups is not a lot, especially when you divide it into sets.
However, if you can’t do it yet, well then, you’d get stronger. But if you already can do a 100 Push Ups, even in a couple of sets, then it’s not much of a benefit.
Why is that so? Our bodies are very adaptive. Once you regularly expose your muscles to the same type of stress, they get used to it and stop growing bigger and stronger. More than 30 reps of Push Ups per set won’t get you anywhere. Instead of chasing huge numbers, check out the guide for building a bigger chest at home.
2. You develop a muscular imbalance
That’s why you should always aim to have the same amount of pushing and pulling. For more info, check out the best pulling exercises.
If doing a 100 Push Ups is hard for you, then your muscles will need some recovery afterward. For maximum strength gains, it’s best to let a muscle group recover for at least 48 hours. If you keep tearing those muscle fibers you might only overtrain them, get bored and maybe even risk an injury.
If 100 Push Ups is not hard for you, then it will just be a short muscle endurance workout for you. It wouldn’t over train or even pump your muscles significantly. It would be a waste of time or a nice warm up.
4. You might see positive results (if you’re a beginner)
But it wouldn’t be long before it all reaches a plateau.. and loses its purpose.