well today I would have gone to the gym as usual and done some benching only when I got there, I realised I'd forgotten the key for my lock (I cycled over).
Well anyway I'm supposed to do this bodyweight circuit training thing for one of my courses at college so I figured that I'd do that instead rather than cycle all the way back to the gym with my key. Well...let's just say I overestimated my endurance ... I mean WAY overestimated my endurance. I previously believed that bodyweight wasn't enough to train legs (although I still believe freeweights - squatting/deadlifting are the way). I also thought I would be able to do dynamic lunges or tuck jumps for 10-15 minutes before I fatigued. Well I was wrong...I could only do it for about a minute and even that was ... debatable to say the least. My only excuse is that I've only ever really trained strength rather than muscular endurance but now I know all about it and am posting this here.
So here's the damage:
1. Dynamic Lunges - 1 min (just kept on repping out, on and on)
2. Incline Press-ups (off a box/block...well it was for a minute) - 1 min
3. Crunches (legs in the air) - 1 min
4. Calf Raises - 1 min
5. Chins - 1 min
6. Back Extension - 1 min
7. Tuck Jumps - 1 min
8. Dips - 1 min
9. Bent-knee kick crosses (1 min (1/2 min each leg)
10. Lying side leg raises - 1 min (1/2 min each leg)
(the last two exercises make a refreshing break)
I repeated the above circuit once only. I also rested for 20 seconds in between exercises.
Well anyway. This brings me to my point. I know that tonights training was completely pathetic on my behalf but still, I felt good knowing I pushed my body to its limits. Anyway I want to make this into a challenge. I want to see who can do:
The Most Circuits:
The Longest Length of Time:
The routine is, obviously going to be the same as mine only you will need to extend circuits or length of time (circuits is how many times you repeat all of the exercises so I did 2).
To keep it simple, you can only change one. So you would perform each exercise for say 2 minutes but keep the circuits at two and I would put your name down in 'Longest Length of Time' at two minutes. Or you would do it the other way round and do 5 circuits but keep the length of time the same.
For the time being a video is not requested. This competition is for your own self-esteem only, if you lie, then you have just won a hollow victory. If this thread becomes popular though, and I feel people are bull****ting, then I will change the rules to make it so a video or some form of proof is required, but I don't want to have to do this, so please don't mess up the thread. Of course if you want to post a video anyway, then by all means go ahead.
Well anyway good luck for those of you who are interested.