Thursday, November 18, 2010
I Challenge You!
Christy and I did an unplanned workout at the gym yesterday. We had intended to hit the treadmill and run. Instead, we took the fitness endurance challenge. Almost a year ago, Christy and I started going back to the gym after a few months of total slacking. On Dec 1, 2009, one of our first days back, we saw a spreadsheet on the wall- an endurance challenge. There were a series of exercises and the idea was to do as many reps of each one in the time allotted. Standing Ball Push Up- as many as you can in 60 seconds. Sit to stand on workout bench- as many as you can in 60 seconds. This is basically a squat but you lower your rear to actually touch the workout bench and then stand up. No resting on the bench- just touch and go. Plank - hold a plank for as long as you can. Hammer curls with 10 lb dumbbells - as many as you can in 60 seconds. 2 miles on stationary bike at level 6 resistance. 1/4 mile run. I have to say- we blew away our results from last year. Now I want to challenge YOU! I want you to go do those exercises at your gym or at home. Time yourself, count your reps, etc. Report back how you did- I will add you to the sheet. I'll make a new sheet to track our progress. I say we do this again in 2 or 3 months and see if we've improved! Next Challenge date will be January 19, 2011. Who's in?? Don't make me double dog dare you!!