For those off you that know about the 200 sit up and 100 push ups program, would it be a good idea to combine the two programs in one? The program works by dividing the workout into 3 times a week, with a day of rest between each. I'm thinking of doing the following:
Monday, Wed, Fri: Push ups
Tues, Thurs, Sat: Sit ups

going by their plan, I should be able to finish both programs in about 6 weeks.

Is this efficient? Or will one of the program hinder the other?

  • Since I do both movements in a semiannual fitness test for my job, I usually combine the two programs for a few weeks twice a year. I think they are efficient for their limited purposes, however agree with Dave that they are not sufficient as a year round training regimen.
    – J. Win.
    Jun 6, 2012 at 18:57

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If you're totally un- or de-trained, you might run into trouble recovering between sessions. That might happen anyway, particularly if you don't sleep or eat enough. But I bet it'll work fine.

These programs, however, are not well-regarded due to their focus on strengthening one movement while ignoring its opposite. You do a lot of pushing and a lot of ab strengthening, so where is the pulling and back strengthening? Creating muscle imbalances is not generally the best idea.

  • +1: Those trainings may sound like a great idea, but a more balanced approach is way better for your body.
    – Demento
    Oct 6, 2011 at 19:08
  • there are also a program for pulling and back strengthening, maybe I could work those in somehow? The only reason why I'm a bit hesitant to do pulling and pushing together is that they might interfere with one another.
    – mugetsu
    Oct 6, 2011 at 19:38
  • I'm not sure what pulling/back strengthening program you mean. I would recommend a rational strength training program instead of a marketing product like 100 Pushups. I've heard good things about SimpleFit, Never Gymless and Naked Warrior but I haven't tried them myself, so take them with a grain of salt. (I'm assuming you don't have weights or a gym.) Maybe you should describe your situation in another question and ask for program ideas? Oct 6, 2011 at 19:48

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