Tuesday, 30 June 2009

50 Burpee Finisher - 3' 41"

Finished my ICT workout with this one again today. Beat my previous time, all be it by one second, but its a second closer to my goal. I used a different approach this time however, which seemed to stem off the fatigue for longer. I implemented short rest intervals between each set of 10 burpees, totalling 50 by the end. I will increase the rep range per set to 11 or 12 next time to see if I can up my capacity slightly.

Time: 3' 41"

London to Brighton

I did this bike ride over a week ago now. Its the second time I have done it, but this time I didn't come close to my last time. I got bad cramp in my quads that I think was due to lack of salt in my blood. It was so warm that I sweat a lot of my salts out. So next time round I will make sure I keep my salt levels up.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

100 Burpee Pull-ups

Had a go at this, not done it in a long long time, first inspired by Bjorn Granum with his entry back in January 2008. I got an okay time this time round so thought its worth making a record of it. Will aim to beat 19 minutes next time. I approached this using small sets of 5 with a short rest between each. Worked quite well and I was able to stem the fatigue until the final 10.

Time: 19' 04"

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Magic 50 - 11' 09"

Had to use a 24kg dumbbell instead of the 22kg since some arse...I mean delightful young chap...was using the 22. However, I made an effort to keep up the good time I had achieved with the 22. I didn't quite stay within the 10 minutes that I'd hoped, but still a good time for me :-)

The video got cut a little short due to the 10 minute limit on YouTube

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Deck of 52 - Red and Black (Plain and Simple)

Red cards - Push ups
Black cards - Burpees

Haven't done this variation in a while and its particularly hard on the arms and chest. In all there are some 340 push-ups if you include the push-ups with each Burpee. The nasty thing about this exercise is your arms get no rest (unless you feel forced to rest like I did).

Total time: 30' 27"

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

50 Burpee Finisher - 4' 01"

Did this as a finisher today. Bit slower than my last effort so hopefully improve this for next time. Sorry about the camera slippage; the pounding on the floor made it eventually fall over :-)

Friday, 5 June 2009

100 Push-Ups

Had a go at this for time, managed: 2:18.23

Performed sets of: 65, 15, 10, 10

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Magic 50 - At last

At last I have accomplished a time worthy of calling it "Magic 50"! Today I blasted through the workout faster than I have ever been able to, despite using this as a finisher to my sloppy strength workout today. I made sure I completed all the burpees in succession for each set which is where I have been falling short until now. I tried to limit rest periods to 30 seconds where I could, but these grew to about 40 - 45 seconds by the final stint.

So here is the time that I have also split at each set (using 22kg dumbbell):

Total time: 10:40.28

Set 1: 1:20.65
Set 2: 1:19.07
Set 3: 2:16.09
Set 4: 2:55.60
Set 5: 2:48.86