Friday, August 31, 2007

Keeping Motivated

Like many of you, I'm continually looking for new things to motivate me. It can be tough at times. You find yourself asking, " Why am I doing this?" I have found by searching for and attempting new challenges, it definitely helps. Also, my friends and I are constantly challenging one another. You name it, we'll compete at it. Everything from timed sit-ups and stair repeats to hardcore fitness programs. Our latest competition is what I've titled the Millenium "1000" Challenge. It's a three and half circuit of the famous "300" Workout. If you're looking for a little kick in the butt, give it a try. I was able to get through the "1000" in 44:54, but it definitely left a mark! If you're just getting started, try 300 reps of the program. See if you can do it in under 10 minutes. It's tough. Give it a try.

Millenium “1000” Challenge
-25x Pull-up
-50x Deadlift @ 135#
-50x Push-up
-50x Box Jump @ 24” box
-50x Floor Wiper @ 135# (one-count)
-50x DB Clean and Press @ 35# DB(DB must touch floor between reps)
-25x Pull-up
-50x Deadlift @ 135#
-50x Push-up
-50x Box Jump @ 24” box
-50x Floor Wiper @ 135# (one-count)
-50x DB Clean and Press @ 35# (DB must touch floor between reps)
-25x Pull-up
-50x Deadlift @ 135#
-50x Push-up
-50x Box Jump @ 24” box
-50x Floor Wiper @ 135# (one-count)
-50x DB Clean and Press @ 35# (DB must touch floor between reps)
-25x Pull-up
-25x Deadlift @ 135#
-25x Push-up
-25x Box Jump @ 24” box
-25x Floor Wiper @ 135# (one-count)
-25x DB Clean and Press @ 35# (DB must touch floor between reps)
-25x Pull-up

I followed it up that evening with a bottle of Cabernet and a nice cigar! You gotta reward yourself. Have fun!

1 comment:

Mike F said...

Joe, just heard about you on the radio here in Peoria this morning. I am closer to the just get off the couch mode. I am 46 at about 230 at 5' 10" so I have quite a ways to go.... I don't think I could do 5 pull ups let alone 25... but I can get there!