Thursday, May 2, 2013

April Fitness Challenge #3

Well this is my final April Challenge, and this is no April Fool's joke.  This workout was all about cardiovascular and muscular endurance; the ability to repeat rep after rep for a total of 1000 (yes 1000) total reps.  There were 10 exercises and each one had to be completed for 100 reps.  All exercises, except 1, were to be done by either your own bodyweight or on the TRX.  The only exercise that involved an actual weight was the dumbbell bicep curls.

So , if you are up for the Challenge and want to really test your muscular endurance, give this workout a try.  Four of us completed the workout last night at Anytime Fitness, and times to complete ranged from 26 minutes to 42:45 minutes.   It's much more fun to do this workout with a friend or as a group.  No one likes to suffer alone.  Seriously though, try to get a few friends together and push each other while motivating each other at the same time.  Encourage each other to not give up, and instead find that little voice that tells you "I know I can, I know I can" to keep going.  This workout (along with all of my other challenges) are meant to be a workout that challenges you to push your limits a little farther than before.  To dig deep and give it your all.    You will be amazed by how much your body can do, versus what your mind will tell you it can do.

These Challenges are not meant to be repeated more than 1 time per week.  The workout is for advanced-level fitness individuals, and NOT for beginners.

1000 Rep Workout:

1.  100 Burpees
2.  100 Box Jumps (16")
3.  100 Mtn. Climbers
4.  100 TRX Rows  
5.  100 Side Kicks
6.  100 Bodyweight Squats
7.  100 Dumbbell Bicep Curls (20 lb. Men, 12 lb. Women)
8.  100 TRX Lateral Jumps
9.  100 Jumping Jacks
10.  100 Bicycle Crunches

Here are a few videos from the Challenge workout last Tuesday

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