One of the latest challenges, if you are looking for ways to slim, is the 50 push-up challenge, which promises to transform your body in just 30 days. There are so many different push-up and plank variations that can be done targeting specific goals and areas.

Push-ups are a classic exercise, that challenges multiple muscle groups in the arms, back, chest, and core and build overall functional strength.

Here is a basic 50-push up challenge created by New York City-based Master Trainer Shaun Zetlin.

The 50 push-up challenge

Week one

This is a gentle warm-up period which gives a chance to focus on your long period time in shaping your body. According to Zetlin’s tips, it is necessary to find a neutral spinal position with shoulder blades align with upper back and glutes. Engaging glute muscles, draw your abs and keep hips from drifting up. The most important are to breathe regularly.

Week two

Everyone who even never considered push-ups as fun in the past, during week two, will begin to enjoy the challenge, explains Zeltin. Staying motivated is a real way to success.

Most of the people in week two began to appreciate the convenience factor of this old-school move as it can be done anytime, anywhere in any clothing.

Week three

During the third week should be expected the crisis in continuing, because the number of push-ups increases and some people struggled and think that are not able to complete. But Zetlin explained that it’s always better to hit target number without stopping, because the longer muscles are under strain when they are working harder. However, if somebody needs a rest, it is better to do it in a short time.

Week four

During the 4th week, the target numbers climbed higher, and many of people found that the time of day really mattered, because it was easier for them to perform the reps in the morning than in the evening

As the breathing is a key in this exercise, the technic of doing it should be followed as it is suggested by Zeltin, to take a deep breath going down and then exhale when pushing away from the floor. Focusing on the breath will help to distract from the burning in the arms.

The last two days

Going from 42 reps to 50 in three days is really rough. Dividing the main goal into two sets of 25 push-ups is a good solution. Doing fifty push-ups, will make you proud, and even more if they are in a row. You should never think that you couldn’t do it.

After this challenge, you will also pick up better posture as suggested by Zeltin, the neutral spinal position in your workout, and you’ll start doing it in your everyday life
If you find it useful, challenge your friends.