Whew! I have got a killer workout for you today! No, I’m serious.
I’m always on the lookout for a challenge, so the 1000 rep workout was born. Challenging it is.
Before you question whether or not you can do this workout, keep in mind it is adaptable for all fitness levels. Simply reduce the number of rounds.
I set out to do this workout several times before I finally reached 1000 reps. Whether it was fatigue, excuses, or a shortened nap time, I never could get more than 6 rounds in. But, yesterday, I finally did it.
IT. WAS. HARD.
10 exercises for 10 rounds (or 1, or 2, or even 5….whatever you can manage!). I used a 25# and a 35# kettlebell for all the movements, but you can use dumbbells.
1. Goblet Squats (35# KB)
2. Kettlebell Swings (eye level, 35# KB)
4. Squat jumps
5. Single Arm Thrusters: Right arm (25# KB)
7. Single Arm Thrusters: Left arm (25# KB)
8. Sumo Squat to Upright Row (35# KB)
9. Push-up to “T”
10. Full burpees!
This workout left me gassed. Completely spent.
I took lots of breaks–usually a minute or more after the burpees. I even talked myself into doing “just one more round” every time I wanted to quit. I stopped the clock in between rounds, so the workout portion itself took over 52 minutes! If you going for all 10 rounds, give yourself plenty of time.
Here’s the thing, you can make this a 200 rep workout or a 500 rep workout and still get an effective training session. Make it work for you!
What on tap for Hump Day?
What self talk do you use to get yourself to complete a workout/run?