updated 08/24/2010 AT 12:25 PM ET
•originally published 08/24/2010 AT 12:35 PM ET
Come Sunday night, Jimmy Fallon will mark his debut as a first-time Emmy host – and that pressure has pushed him into full-on prep mode.
“[I’m doing] 100 push ups every day. Then I meet up with The Situation. We have a crunch off,” the late night host joked Monday at the Going the Distance premiere in Hollywood.
He acknowledges he probably wouldn’t be able to beat Jersey Shore star, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, but Fallon’s goal before the big ceremony is simply to “look fit.”
“I can’t be out of breath,” Fallon, 35, told PEOPLE, adding that he’s also hoping to achieve that Hollywood glow.