1. Want to do 100 reps? Follow these 3 steps! Performing 100 straight repetitions of any exercise represents a fitness milestone. But admit it—you’ll also get a big ego boost out of the deal, as well as gain a truckload of gym cred.  There’s only one problem: How do you get there? Cliff Turner, a personal trainer at the 92Y May Center for Health, Fitness & Sport, gave us three tips for entering the 100-rep club:
Perform a target exercise, like push ups, for as many reps as possible within a specific timeframe. Ten minutes should be sufficient.
You can take breaks during those 10 minutes, but remember the objective—as many reps as you can.
Dedicate one day to this routine and perform your regular workouts that involve your target exercise throughout the week.
Turner doesn’t want you to feel punked by 100 reps. “You can think of it as 10 reps each minute for 10 minutes,” he says.
Placing your muscles under reasonable stress for one day each week, while allowing for sufficient active and passive recovery time, will increase your stamina. Even if you can’t perform 100 straight repetitions after following this regimen, you’ll likely find that you can knock out more reps than before. Turner is currently using this technique to perform deadlifts. 750 times.

    Want to do 100 reps? Follow these 3 steps!

    Performing 100 straight repetitions of any exercise represents a fitness milestone. But admit it—you’ll also get a big ego boost out of the deal, as well as gain a truckload of gym cred.

    There’s only one problem: How do you get there?

    Cliff Turner, a personal trainer at the 92Y May Center for Health, Fitness & Sport, gave us three tips for entering the 100-rep club:

    1. Perform a target exercise, like push ups, for as many reps as possible within a specific timeframe. Ten minutes should be sufficient.
    2. You can take breaks during those 10 minutes, but remember the objective—as many reps as you can.
    3. Dedicate one day to this routine and perform your regular workouts that involve your target exercise throughout the week.

    Turner doesn’t want you to feel punked by 100 reps. “You can think of it as 10 reps each minute for 10 minutes,” he says.

    Placing your muscles under reasonable stress for one day each week, while allowing for sufficient active and passive recovery time, will increase your stamina. Even if you can’t perform 100 straight repetitions after following this regimen, you’ll likely find that you can knock out more reps than before. Turner is currently using this technique to perform deadlifts. 750 times.

  2. Workout like a superhero! Have you ever seen gym rats who do bench presses and curls all day, but can’t do something as simple as this?  What’s the use of having a superhero’s body if you can’t do super stuff?  92Y May Center personal trainer Cliff Turner wants to help men and women use their muscles for good with his new Superhero Fit series on the May Center’s Facebook page. Catch a new post every Thursday; the first entry’s already live! You feel us, bro?

    Workout like a superhero!

    Have you ever seen gym rats who do bench presses and curls all day, but can’t do something as simple as this?

    What’s the use of having a superhero’s body if you can’t do super stuff?

    92Y May Center personal trainer Cliff Turner wants to help men and women use their muscles for good with his new Superhero Fit series on the May Center’s Facebook page. Catch a new post every Thursday; the first entry’s already live! You feel us, bro?

  3. WHAT STRENGTH LOOKS LIKE
This is David Simmons, fitness coordinator at the 92Y May Center for Health, Fitness & Sport, offering his impression of a flag for the camera. No big deal.
Okay seriously, this photo has not been shopped. Performing flagpoles requires a ridiculous amount of total body strength so think twice about trying this stunt at home. However, David and the personal training team can help you develop your own version of ridiculous strength.

    WHAT STRENGTH LOOKS LIKE

    This is David Simmons, fitness coordinator at the 92Y May Center for Health, Fitness & Sport, offering his impression of a flag for the camera. No big deal.

    Okay seriously, this photo has not been shopped. Performing flagpoles requires a ridiculous amount of total body strength so think twice about trying this stunt at home. However, David and the personal training team can help you develop your own version of ridiculous strength.