Another type of workout that I like to do with challenging movements (max reps around 50) is called a Running Clock Routine.
Basically, you start a stopwatch. During the first minute, you’re responsible for only 1 rep. During the 2nd 60 sec. period, 2 reps, and so on and so forth. By the time you get to 10 minutes, you’ll have done:
10+9+8+7+6+5+4+3+2+1 = 55 reps!
And from there, it just gets even more demanding. You can take as many breaks as you need as long as you get ALL the reps done in time. As soon as you reach a minute where you can’t finish, the workout is over. This is good for keeping workouts to our 20 min. or less rule, and will seriously work your muscular strength and endurance. For this workout, my favorite 2 movements are pull-ups and handstand push-ups. Any scaled version of these movements is fine too.
MOVE – T-Rex Arms
- With a continuously running clock, do 1 pull-up (or handstand push-up) the first minute, 2 pull-ups the second minute…until you can no longer complete the reps in the required time frame.
What are some of your favorite challenging movements? What do you want to try a Running-Clock Routine on?
Cheers, and stay healthy everybody.