Monday, February 25, 2013

A "CRAZY" Challenge

As I was out in the waiting area for a break during jury duty today, I was doing some jumping jacks and yoga poses. I had a thought, "what if I did Jumping Jacks, Burpees, push-ups, etc., every time I was just standing around or had a free second?" First thought was, people would probably think I was "crazy." By the looks I was getting at the moment I probably wasn't too off on that assumption. Second thought was, "man think of the calories I could burn and the extra energy I would gain."

So that is today's challenge! Every time you find yourself standing around this week with an extra minute do some sort of exercise to get the blood flowing. Here is an example of what you could do:

25 Jumping Jacks
10 Burpees
25 Squats
25 Push-ups

You can pick one of these exercises listed above or you can't choose one of your own. Don't forget to post and tell us about your experiences throughout the week. Lets see what kind of fun responses we get.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Hey - Yo, Time For A Challenge

I had to reduce my running load this weekend and today due to a pulled muscle in my calf. Not my favorite thing, but it forces me to focus on something else. That's what this week's challenge is about. We all have routines, and things we tend to focus on. This week take a look at your functional strength.

10 squats
10 pushups
10 lunges (each side)
10 crunches

Complete the circuit as many times as you can in the given time:

Beginner - 2 minutes
Intermediate - 4 minutes
Advanced - 6 minutes
Crazy - 8 minutes

Do it today or tomorrow, then repeat on Friday or Saturday - see if you can improve.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Pushup Crazy

Pay attention everyone! Weekly challenge has moved to Monday. Why? Because we need to start this week and month with a bang. We're feeling a change in the season and we're kicking it into gear. Pushups this week ... all week. That means everyday you do pushups ... and the numbers are below. Tell us how you feel ... and how great your arms look at the end of the week.

Pushups per day (Monday - Saturday)
50 Beginner
100 Intermediate
150 Expert
200 Crazy