It's the world's most recognizable, straight-forward exercise, but most people don't know it's actually a hardcore full-body workout. "7 Weeks to 100 Push-Ups" is the ultimate program to train the body to go from just one push-up to 100 consecutive reps in under two months--sculpting muscles in the chest, abs, back, glutes and arms without a single piece of unwieldy equipment. The book starts with detailed instructions on how to perform a proper push-up and how to maximize its benefit, breaking down the strength-building effects muscle by muscle. In addition there are day-by-day and week-by-week exercise plans that outline how to work up to 100 push-ups safely and effectively. The program continues with push-up variations, alternating hand position and stance to effectively target specific muscles rarely developed by the average person. The book also prepares readers for strength training with specific diet and nutrition plans and additional aerobic work.
Steve Speirs is an accomplished marathon runner and trainer and runs the popular website hundredpushups.com.