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Old 10-12-2008, 03:04 PM
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Default Weekly Challenges

I liked this idea so much I bought the company and moved the threads.

Each week we will have a Weekly Challenge, handed out on Friday, to be performed over the weekend or any time until the following Thursday.

You can suggest challenges, report your results, start your own personal Challenge Results thread (i.e. Bobby's Challenge Results Thread) for each weekly challenge you enter, etc.

Have fun with this.
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Old 10-12-2008, 03:48 PM
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I liked this idea so much I bought the company and moved the threads.

Each week we will have a Weekly Challenge, handed out on Friday, to be performed over the weekend or any time until the following Thursday.

You can suggest challenges, report your results, start your own personal Challenge Results thread (i.e. Bobby's Challenge Results Thread) for each weekly challenge you enter, etc.

Have fun with this.
Great idea, but with the pain my arms are in after the first, I am just hoping to make the 12 weeks, even with stretching, ouch...
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:25 AM
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Is it Friday yet?
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:25 AM
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its not too early to throw out ideas.
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:18 PM
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How about the 30 min challenge for this week? Since it's low reps per set it might be better for those intimidated by the 50 rep sets.
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Old 10-14-2008, 04:20 PM
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How about the 30 min challenge for this week? Since it's low reps per set it might be better for those intimidated by the 50 rep sets.
I am up for anything - the 50 reps is definitely intimidating but not as much as it was now that I tried it. Definitely prefer this to running for 30 min on my off days.
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Old 10-16-2008, 06:45 PM
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Default Friday, Oct. 17th Challenge

Alright, here's my suggestion, given this week's email about the high-intensity cardio, let's do something similar to the STREND test (you can look it up) that I use to run in University for folks at the gym.

This week's challenge:

1) Max Reps Pullups or Inverted Rows - 2 minute rest

2) Max Reps Pushups - 2 minute rest

3) Max Reps Chinups or Underhand Inverted Rows - 2 minutes rest

4) 15-minutes high-intensity cardio for maximum distance (obviously running, no biking allowed!)

With warm-up that should take under 30 minutes.

Do I have a challenge?
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Old 10-16-2008, 08:58 PM
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Alright, here's my suggestion, given this week's email about the high-intensity cardio, let's do something similar to the STREND test (you can look it up) that I use to run in University for folks at the gym.

This week's challenge:

1) Max Reps Pullups or Inverted Rows - 2 minute rest

2) Max Reps Pushups - 2 minute rest

3) Max Reps Chinups or Underhand Inverted Rows - 2 minutes rest

4) 15-minutes high-intensity cardio for maximum distance (obviously running, no biking allowed!)

With warm-up that should take under 30 minutes.

Do I have a challenge?
This sound horrendous. Which means it will be a great workout!

I can't run more than .75 miles due to a bum ankle, but I'll give it my best. My performance in the first half will have to make up for a terrible running distance.
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Alright, here's my suggestion, given this week's email about the high-intensity cardio, let's do something similar to the STREND test (you can look it up) that I use to run in University for folks at the gym.

This week's challenge:

1) Max Reps Pullups or Inverted Rows - 2 minute rest

2) Max Reps Pushups - 2 minute rest

3) Max Reps Chinups or Underhand Inverted Rows - 2 minutes rest

4) 15-minutes high-intensity cardio for maximum distance (obviously running, no biking allowed!)

With warm-up that should take under 30 minutes.

Do I have a challenge?
Sounds good to me.
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:31 PM
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good, we're on. we can save the 30-minute bodyweight challenge for anytime we are stuck for ideas.
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