Arrse Challenges

#1
Considering this is a health and fitness section we don't seem to have much competition going down.

Thus this thread, for posting any exercise based challenges you HAVE* undertaken. Gloat to the world about your prowess, then weep gently as you see your internet famed scores retired to the sands of time.

*This being important, since people have a habit of making workouts up, recommending them.....and then not doing them.
 
#2
Challenge No.1 - J.E.P
With a continuously running clock do one press-up the first minute, two press-ups the second minute, three press-ups the third minute... continuing as long as you are able.

Use as many sets each minute as needed.

Rounds Completed - 22Rounds + 10 Press Ups

Note - Anyone can do it. Was adapted from www.crossfit.com for help with my press-ups.
 
#3
So run this one by me again?
Do you do the first press up in 1 second then stay motionless for the next 59 until you're allowed to do another 2, then 2 in 2 seconds and wait motionless for 58 seconds?

Or do you do 1 press up in 60 seconds incredibly slowly, whilst gurning, like a slow motion porn star with an invisible 'Chesty Morgan' underneath you? :scratch:
 
#4
1 in 1minute, not 1 ridiculously slow one. Though out of principle i will now try that.

Admittedly the first 10-15minutes you find laughable. Personally i knew what was coming so took that extra time each round as an oppurtunity to stretch properly.
 
#5
5 pull ups
10 medicine ball slams
15 burpees
20 jumping jacks

Finish by 75s, have until 120s as rest, then repeat for 10 circuits (or keep going for 20 minutes).
 
#6
Will try that in 24hours, never done ball slams and will have to run 10m to get outside from my garage otherwise i'l wreck the floor haha. Good challenge though, 50reps in 75seconds......nasty :D.
 
#7
It's all courtesy of ross enamit.

If it doubt, replace the medicine ball slams with dumb bell clean and press, just make sure the weight is not so heavy that you can't complete the circuit due to muscle fatique and not so light it isn't worth including it.
 
#8
I'l work it out, issue as always is speed. 1.5s per rep, though i guess JJs are well below that. Like i said anyway i'l have a go, first 6 should be in the target zone at least.
 
#11
J_E_P said:
I'l work it out, issue as always is speed. 1.5s per rep, though i guess JJs are well below that. Like i said anyway i'l have a go, first 6 should be in the target zone at least.
Target zone being time per rep right? Not heart rate zone.

I did 3 sets of 500m sprint on the concept 2 rower and 15 burpees (first set with pull ups, after that, not enough to count as being inclusive in the sequence) with 10-12 clean and press with 30kg this morning, 1 minute rest.
 
#12
Target zone matching the specified exercises to the 75s time frame. Heart rate is something i only bother with inside my running routines.....otherwise i have a habit of cruising rather than pushing myself haha.
 
#13
Ten hours worth of PFT (BPFAs as it was then) for charity. Did it in shifts, so not as honking as it may sound.

One PFT, then a fifteen minute break, then another PFT, etc etc.
 
#14
J_E_P said:
Target zone matching the specified exercises to the 75s time frame. Heart rate is something i only bother with inside my running routines.....otherwise i have a habit of cruising rather than pushing myself haha.
Thought so but just checking.


Have you attempted a DIY lactate test to see where your threshold is?
 
#15
J_E_P said:
Challenge No.1 - J.E.P
With a continuously running clock do one press-up the first minute, two press-ups the second minute, three press-ups the third minute... continuing as long as you are able.

Use as many sets each minute as needed.

Rounds Completed - 22Rounds + 10 Press Ups

Note - Anyone can do it. Was adapted from www.crossfit.com for help with my press-ups.
What worries me about this one is it sounds easy, previous experience suggests I will eat my words when I try it!
 
#16
Mr 1983. I can't say i've done a lactate test of any sort. How would you usually go about it? Is with respect to just CV/Running or all physical work requiring endurance (your above challenge being an example)?

Frenchie, challenges like that which have a failing point, e.g. a point where you have to stop or go on endlessly (impossible), are always hard. Like i said though it starts off easy, then your rest periods start shrinking...then your muscles start fatiguing....then you fail and finish below my 22 rounds :p.
 
#17
I saw a thread on another forum, called the 1000 Push-up club. The idea was simply to do 1000 press-ups in however long it took.

I was daft enough to give it a go (I did sets of 20 or so every second minute, though I must admit they decreased to 10 at a time towards the end), and discovered that I was a biff (it wasn't really news to me though) who could only do 350 or so, before deciding that I'd had enough.

Give it a go, and let us know how you get on.

T_T
 
#18
Mr J_E_P

To be honest it's usual for steady state work like running and cardio, however the above challange that I stated taxes more anaerobic and muscular endurance. These things indirectly dictate lactate threshold levels (and directly dictate vo2max).

What I did was go for a slow jog for 15 minutes as a warm up, 10 minutes building up pace and then 20 minutes run as hard but sustainable for that time period that I could maintain. The idea is that you level out your HR. If you go over that, the lactate builds and pace decreases, so training at just below that level will train the body to be comfortable at that HR, which allows pace to increase (or on the same token, you can run at the same pace but at a lower HR).

Interesting links
http://www.lactate.com/pitesbas.html
http://www.sport-fitness-advisor.com/anaerobicthreshold.html
http://www.brianmac.co.uk/eval.htm#t1

And a big post
http://www.netrocam.com/homesite/originalpages/running/hadd/HaddArticle.html
 
#19
what about a brisk walk in the countryside next year...

'P' COMPANY CHALLENGE: Sunday 13th September 2009??

All race proceeds go to 'The Airborne Forces Charity' & 'Help for Heroes Campaign'.
 
#20
Tango said:
Ten hours worth of PFT (BPFAs as it was then) for charity. Did it in shifts, so not as honking as it may sound.

One PFT, then a fifteen minute break, then another PFT, etc etc.
Did you pass them all?
 

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