Monday, 5 September 2011

1000 Reps: Four Figures for Your Figure

Most of you would have heard of the Spartan 300 Workout. It's a full body routine with 50 repetitions of 6 different exercises. Last week I decided to come up with my own Mike's 600 Mayhem. I included 12 different exercises of 50 reps to make the 600 in total. On my first attempt I managed to finish it in just over 32 minutes. It was tough, but not tough enough!

Last night while I was laying in bed I came up with the silly idea of completing 1000 reps. I would stick to the 50 reps of each and come up with 20 different exercises. To make sure I was really challenged, I would choose exercises that were quite advanced. I also made sure I covered every muscle group at least once. Here is what I came up with:

1000 Reps: Four Figures for Your Figure.

25 Chin Ups
25 Burpees
50 Dead-lifts (70kg)
50 Bench Press (60kg)
50 Squats (60kg)
50 Bent Over Rows (60kg)
50 Box Jumps
50 Military Press (40kg)
50 Floor Wipers
50 Upright Rows (40kg)
50 Lateral Bench Jumps
50 Squat Thrusts (20kg)
50 Inverted Rows
50 1 Arm Snatch (15kg- 25 per arm)
50 Push Ups
50 Kettlebell Swings (20kg)
50 Tricep Dips
50 Barbell Curls (30kg)
50 Skull Crushers (30kg)
50 Fitball Pikes
25 Burpees
25 Chin Ups

My time: 1 hour, 6 minutes and 8 seconds (01:06:08)

I find Chin Ups and Burpees to be the hardest exercises so I broke them up into 25 reps at the start and finish of the routine. As tough as I may be, I found this workout extremely hard. About 3/4 of the way through I was exhausted, but I pushed through and finished every rep! This was the first time in a while that I felt sick!

If you're up for the challenge, then give it a go! Adjust the weights accordingly. I'd love to hear your results!

In good health (and a lot of pain!)

Mike Weggelaar