8 MINUTE WORKOUT CHALLENGE

Discussion in 'Events & Challenges' started by brilliantidiot, Mar 30, 2019.

Will you try it?

  1. I'm in

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  2. Too complicated and/or time consuming/difficult

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  1. Force Majeure

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    I am taking this challenge later instead. I am already working out multiple times a day so will come back when the time is right.
     
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    ok
     
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    day 12
    76 pushups
    13 pistol squats (el+16kg)
    23 pullups
    85 situps
     
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    hey man, @Force Majeure I have a friendly question for you, since you work out yourself. Is this challenge too tedious or just too hard? Of the 3 people that joined all three of them have bailed out instantly, so I was just wondering. Thanks friend
     
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    Hey @brilliantidiot . I wouldn't say it's too hard and I like the concept of maxing out as much as you can during two minutes for each exercise. However, at the same time I said I would join I decided to begin with another thing: going out for a run every morning. Since I want to develop sustainable habits, I decided to cancel this workout just because it would be too much new at the same time. Another thing I realised is that I have to change the rules a bit: It doesn't work for me to have the control over how many rest days I would like to have. This simply leads to a lazy behaviour for me. Either I should do the exercise or not, it should not be up to me to decide :D

    From the habit changer challenge I have a number of exercises I have tied together with other activities and I try to follow them as good as I can. The exercises I currently do:

    * I go up 05:30 and go out for a run. I also do pull-ups (today 21+11). Coming back around 06:00
    * at 06:00 I do a 15 minute program for my whole body (situps, push-ups, squats + various back exercises)

    Habits from the habit changer challenge:
    * after I use my kitchen towel I do five dips (around ten times per day)
    * after I drink a glass of water I do 10 push-ups (I do the drink water challenge as well so at least eight times per day)
    * after I do push-ups I stretch my hip-flexors (as often as push-ups)
    * after I enter the living room I do five squats (maybe eight times per day)
    * after I go down the stairs at home and at work I do 2-10 pull-ups (around six times per day)

    Also, every second week I bicycle a total of 110 km. Then I go bouldering for a few hours twice per week. Also I am working on my hand grippers (Captains of Crush number 1.5) as much as I can every day. Today I am also going to a slackline event which usually ends up with a lot of fun but also a bunch of other exercises.

    That said, I really do want to join this challenge as well but right now I feel that it's enough, tbh. Of course, it's just the mindset that needs to be changed and since the master human David Goggins is my absolute fan, I don't understand why I should not join this challenge right away.

    Eight minutes... that is shorter time than it took to write this post. Let's get right to it.

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    Ok, done!
    * 94 push-ups
    * 8 pistol squats (EL)
    * 27 pull-ups
    * 43 situps

    One minute rest in between and a cold shower in the end. Took 13 minutes.

    Cheers :)
     
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    That's amazing man! Very glad you are back. Sounds like a great routine you do, I might try it after this. I was also going for a run every morning, but now I'm doing this challenge instead. After this I'll probably do a running challenge, and then swap back and forth or something. Looks like you are better at pushups and pullups, and I'm better at situps and pistol squats. Lets do this! :)
     
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    Didn't do it yesterday because I had to take some medicine that put me to sleep. I'll give an update on today later on
     
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    Good evening @brilliantidiot ! Checking in for today.

    * 95 push-ups
    * 13 pistol squats (EL)
    * 54 situps
    * 29 pull-ups

    Cheers!
     
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    So today I did an alternate workout with a friend. Here it is as best as I can remember:
    1.5 mile run
    Overhead press with a 90 lb heavy weight boxing bag
    Weighted Squats
    Carry (with the same bag)
    Archer pushups
    Pullups
    Toe to bar raises
    Muscle ups
     
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    day 13
    90 situps
    27 pullups
    14 pistol squats (el + 16 kg)
    30 archer pushups (I made the mistake of doing situps first and my abs were too tired)
     
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    Day 3

    96 push-ups
    15 pistol squats
    29 pull-ups
    48 situps
     
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    good work
     
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    Day 4

    89 pushups
    16 pistol squats el
    28 pullups
    55 situps

    @brilliantidiot so you’re doing pistol squats with 16 kg extra? Cool, you rock!
     
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    Yep, I've been working up, going up in weight when I reach 15 reps. It makes you stronger then doing pistol squats with no weight for 1 min because without weight number of reps are limited by time, and with weight they are limited by fatigue.

    Lifting weights today instead. I'll post my workout later on.
     
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    Here it is
    barbell squats
    weighted lunges
    bench press
    dips
    pullups
    rows
    tricep extensions
    bicep curls
    lemon squeezers (I think they are called)
     
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    Yesterday was a "rest day".

    Yesterday, I went up 05:15 and ran and worked out for 80 minutes. Then I went with my family to visit my mom and apparently there was a new outdoor gym built near her with a massive monkey bar, 25 meter long! First, I managed to walk the whole monkey bar twice and a little further before I jumped down. Then a single time and then one and a half time. I ended the last time with dead hang and pull-ups for a few minutes before I jumped down. Then I noticed a substantial amount of skin had disappeared from my right palm and blood was here and there. I had a break with some lunch, then I hit the climbing gym and climbed for two hours.

    When I ran this morning, I couldn't have my arms above my waist due to pain in my shoulders so we'll see if I manage to do this workout today or if I need another rest day before I'm back on track. :D
     
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    day 14
    93 situps
    73 pushups
    15 pistol squats (time to raise the weight)
    23 pullups
     
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    Day 7-14 update
    pushups: 72-76
    pullups: 22-27
    pistol squats: 12 with 20 lbs-15 with 16 kg
    situps: 72-93
     
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