Welcome to the third and final part of the account of my participation in the C19 Challenge. A way I thought I could put my personal challenges to some good use and help raise funds for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
The idea of these short, bite sized workouts, is to put everything into each and every one. They are as demanding as the effort you put into them, proving home workouts can be simple, short but still effective. Let’s see how the final 3 workouts went.
Workout 5 (09/11) 20 minutes, as many rounds as possible
10 Leg raises, 10 squat jumps, 10 sit ups and twist, 10 squat pulses
Virtually no DOMS to deal with here (for a change) due to it being a core and lower body workout. Toward the end of the 20 minutes I felt like I could have pushed slightly harder from the outset. So hard to judge though. I managed to maintain a good pace throughout and actually enjoyed it!
Workout 6 For Time
Buy In – 50 Butterfly sit ups
5 Rounds of; 20 hand release press ups, 20 bicycle crunches (each side), 20 star jumps, 20 tricep dips, 20 chest to floor
Buy Out – 50 Butterfly sit ups
Well. This was a BIG one. Simple workout format but tough. Press ups felt solid but the week of abuse to my body caused by them was evident after a few rounds. Star jumps really shot the heart rate up and this really effected the Chest To Floors. Took longer than I expected but kept a steady and respectable pace.
Workout 7 (11/11) For Time
2 Rounds of; 8 reverse lunges (each side), 5 triangle press ups, 19 squat jumps, 45 burpees, 75 hollow rocks
Burpees killed me! Combination of attrition from the preceding week and also that they aren’t something I do much of right now. Not used hollow rocks before in training but having done so can really feel they are a great move. Will be utilising more frequently.
These daily bite sized workouts proved to be a really great personal fitness challenge. One that could be done pretty much anywhere, anytime, without accessories. Like with so many fitness challenges, lessons were learned and I also discovered weaknesses and strengths in my body, training and mindset. This made it a truly worthwhile and rewarding experience!