Friday, May 17, 2013

Cycle 14 - A week in Munich & The final days of the 30 Day Squat Challenge

Hey guys,

As I visited my buddy Jasper in Munich last week, my workouts (and my diet) were not as strictly as they should have been normally. Anyway, I've performed more exercises in this week than in the 2 previous weeks.

Area 1: My Convict Conditioning results

I just did kneeling push ups once that week, so this result part is quite short ;)
Kneeling Push Ups 30-15-16

Area 2: Not CC related workouts
As Jasper has a pull up bar in his flat I was able to do pull ups every felt a bit like a pull up boot camp...
I've done around 50-60 pull ups every single day (broken down in multiple sets - every time I passed the bar I made a short set of 5-6 reps). It's really a nice thing if you have your own pull up bar at home! Additionally I've done some push ups and bridging stuff as well. Altogether I've done a lot of exercising during my stay, but always spread over the whole day (so you see, it's not that hard to implement little workouts in daily life...consistency is the key to success).

Area 3: The 30 Day Squat Challenge

Day 25: 210 in a row
Day 26: 225 in a row
Day 27: 230 in a row
Day 28: Rest
Day 29: 240 in a row
Day 30: 250 in a row

Finally the 30 day squat challenge is over! I've been able to perform every days target reps in a row (without any rests during the sets). During the challenge I often had muscle soreness and my legs felt as if they weren't able to carry myself directly after the squat sets - especially after the last 10 sessions. This were 30 hard days, but actually it's worth the effort. In the beginning I couldn't even imagine that I could reach the final 250 rep target, but everytime I'd finished my squats I literally could feel the increase of strength and the toning effect at my legs and my butt, which motivates me to go further and further...

I already think about starting a new 30 day challenge...maybe push ups...what do you think?