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Everything You Need To Know About The 22 Push-Up Challenge

Ben Migono / November 19, 2016

So, what’s the deal with everyone posting videos of themselves doing push ups? Well, there’s a new viral challenge that’s spreading across social media called the 22 Push-Up Challenge. The idea is to have at least 22 million push-ups recorded on video and posted online, but this isn’t just for personal fitness, in fact that’s not the point at all.


This was all started by Honor Courage Commitment, Inc. who spearheaded the global movement called #22Kill in 2013, after learning the surprising statistic that on average 22 veterans commit suicide every day. Honor Courage Commitment, Inc. has been committed and dedicated to researching and understanding everything surrounding veteran suicide and the mental health issues that can lead to suicide. Many of these mental health issues can stem from Post Traumatic Stress or Traumatic Brain injury.



HCC believes the solution to this issue is veteran empowerment and helping veterans find their sense of purpose after serving in the military, which is often one of the biggest challenges. #22Kill strives to support veteran empowerment programs that journey with veterans to help them understand their value and identity beyond their service in the military.


The 22 Push-Up Challenge is to honor men and women for their service to the country and to spread awareness for veteran suicide prevention through education and empowerment.


The challenge has no requirements for number of push-ups to be done, or how they are done, as they can be done on one’s knees, or with other assisted measures, for those that are physically incapable of participating.


The only requirement is for participants to introduce themselves, explain why they are participating and for whom they are doing this for and include the necessary hashtags that are explained here.


A variation of this challenge going around is to do 22 push-ups for 22 days and to nominate a different person each day to start their 22 days of push ups.


If you’re looking for more information, more ways to get involved or to donate, you can click here.

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