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The boy did his first push up after 10 workouts in 20 days.

Should I use "in 20 days", "over 20 days", or "within 20 days"?

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Over would be used commonly, but the other two prepositions might be used to emphasize the time span.

The boy did his first push up after 10 workouts over 20 days.

Connotation: He built up slowly before doing that pushup.

The boy did his first push up after 10 workouts within 20 days.

Connotation: Impressive! 10 workouts in that time period!

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