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Old 08-20-2014, 01:48 PM
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Default 33,333 Bodyweight Rep 12-Week Transformation Challenge

While I was in Europe I did a lot of bodyweight training. I also was pushed by my training partners, Simon Black and Julian M. to think bigger and get outside of my comfort zone.

I thought I was pushing myself with bodyweight exercises before.

But I wasn't.

Now I see what I'm capable of doing.

And now I'm laying down a bodyweight gauntlet.

Some of these numbers might seem really hard or really easy to you.

Each of us has our strengths and weaknesses.

Honestly, I'm not great at pullups (max = 15) or Handstand Pushups (max = 4). Even my regular pushups only amount to a max set of 54 these days.

I can do 201 straight bodyweight squats in 5 minutes.

I once did a set of 21 straight chinups.

My bodyweight rows are another weakness.

Burpees...I rarely do them. That's going to change!

So...we shall see how I improve.

It works out really well, too, because I have a LOT of travel coming up in the next few months...and frankly running out to a gym from a hotel eats up a lot of my time.

I'll still get under the bar 2x's per week, but the rest of the time I'll be mastering my bodyweight with the basics.

Maybe someday I'll take the Craig Mitch bodyweight challenge...but for now, it's 33,333 reps in...

12 weeks:

15,000 Bodyweight Squats
10,000 Pushups
3,000 Bodyweight Rows
2,000 Pullups
1,500 Burpees
1,500 Chinups
333 Handstand Pushups

= 33,333 reps

Oh, and let's add...

84,000 crunches. <= Just kidding.

It starts tomorrow, Thursday, Aug 21st.

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Old 08-20-2014, 06:33 PM
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That is a lot of reps!

Reminds me of my 10000 rep KB challenge. Felt easy at first but quickly caught up with me.

All the best!
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Old 08-20-2014, 06:36 PM
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I'll be watching this one closely as improving my pull-up, push-up and burpee numbers are goals for me. Thank you for sharing your transformations with us.
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Peter, what was your feedback on the 10K swing challenge? Did your body hold up the entire way?
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:36 AM
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Today:
Squats 301
Pushups (Elevated & Close Grip) 300
Pullups - 33
Handstand Pushups - 11
Row (TRX) 100
Burpees 25

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12 week cumulative total:

15,000 Bodyweight Squats
  • 301
10,000 Pushups
  • 300
3,000 Bodyweight Rows
  • 100
2,000 Pullups
  • 33
1,500 Burpees
  • 25
1,500 Chinups
  • 0
333 Handstand Pushups
  • 11
= 33,333 reps
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Old 08-21-2014, 08:11 PM
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Peter, what was your feedback on the 10K swing challenge? Did your body hold up the entire way?
Body held up well considering I didn't miss a beat with my regular workouts as well. I was doing a 3 day per week TT program at the same time (can't remember which one).

My biggest issue came with a torn callous early in the challenge. A couple of missed days here and there didn't help either. I think I did 900 swings one day to play catch up! Good times.
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Old 08-21-2014, 10:10 PM
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Maybe someday I'll take the Craig Mitch bodyweight challenge...but for now, it's 33,333 reps in...

12 weeks:

15,000 Bodyweight Squats
10,000 Pushups
3,000 Bodyweight Rows
2,000 Pullups
1,500 Burpees
1,500 Chinups
333 Handstand Pushups

= 33,333 reps

Oh, and let's add...

84,000 crunches. <= Just kidding.

It starts tomorrow, Thursday, Aug 21st.

Craig
What an awesome challenge you have laid out for yourself. My Handstand Push-Ups could do with a little more work. I have decided to join in, over the next 12 weeks I will concentrate at perfecting my Front and Back Lever so I am able to hold these moves for more than a couple of seconds at a time.

Best of luck with the challenge ahead, Craig.
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Old 08-21-2014, 10:39 PM
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Default Great challenge, Craig...

I am starting my first Transformation contest and going to figure out my own milestones over the weekend. I am looking to do one of the bodyweight programs as well (lots of challenge - actually heading to your home - Canada - this coming week. Trying to decide between HWR and the 6-month bodyweight program - thoughts?
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:34 PM
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Default Challenge accepted :)

Don't worry boss! I'll jump in on this challenge with you

Here was my starting workout today ( and boy was it a tuff one)

313- squats
209-push-ups
63- trx rows
32- burpees
42- pull-ups
7- hand stand push-ups
32 - chin-ups

Tomorrow is gonna feel excellent

Thanks for the challenge cb!
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Old 08-22-2014, 03:15 PM
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I just don't know how my back would do with that...something to consider in the future!


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Body held up well considering I didn't miss a beat with my regular workouts as well. I was doing a 3 day per week TT program at the same time (can't remember which one).

My biggest issue came with a torn callous early in the challenge. A couple of missed days here and there didn't help either. I think I did 900 swings one day to play catch up! Good times.
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