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Best Bodyweight Workouts


#21

[quote]Kaizen211 wrote:
Heard of the 25 workout?
Before you try it you should be able to do 50 push ups easily.
Find a program that can count down 25 minutes and bleep every minute until the end.
When you start perform 25 push ups followed by 25 squats then rest until the next bleep. At which point you do another 25 push ups and another 25 squats. Repeat until the end.

It is important that you don’t start the next set until the next bleep and that you complete the set of push ups and squats before the minute is over.
This is much more brutal than it sounds. I have yet to make it to minute 16. My gym instructor has completed this and taken it to the next level by adding 25% bodyweight.

This is more of a challenge than anything. Like a 5 minute mile or something. If you want real body development then go to rosstraining he offers great advice. I do this workout once every two weeks.[/quote]This even possible?! 25% BW?! What does your gym instructor weigh?


#22

I recommend picking up the book Convict Conditioning and add in some gymnastic moves on the side. This is what I’ve been doing and feeling much healthier.


#23

[quote]Kaizen211 wrote:
Heard of the 25 workout?
Before you try it you should be able to do 50 push ups easily.
Find a program that can count down 25 minutes and bleep every minute until the end.
When you start perform 25 push ups followed by 25 squats then rest until the next bleep. At which point you do another 25 push ups and another 25 squats. Repeat until the end.
It is important that you don’t start the next set until the next bleep and that you complete the set of push ups and squats before the minute is over.
This is much more brutal than it sounds. I have yet to make it to minute 16. My gym instructor has completed this and taken it to the next level by adding 25% bodyweight.

This is more of a challenge than anything. Like a 5 minute mile or something. If you want real body development then go to rosstraining he offers great advice. I do this workout once every two weeks.[/quote]

Sounds fishy. I don’t think I even know anyone who can do 25 correct push-ups and 25 correct squats in a minute. The beep would be going off as you’re wrapping up the squats.


#24

[quote]WhiteFlash wrote:

[quote]Kaizen211 wrote:
Heard of the 25 workout?
Before you try it you should be able to do 50 push ups easily.
Find a program that can count down 25 minutes and bleep every minute until the end.
When you start perform 25 push ups followed by 25 squats then rest until the next bleep. At which point you do another 25 push ups and another 25 squats. Repeat until the end.
It is important that you don’t start the next set until the next bleep and that you complete the set of push ups and squats before the minute is over.
This is much more brutal than it sounds. I have yet to make it to minute 16. My gym instructor has completed this and taken it to the next level by adding 25% bodyweight.

This is more of a challenge than anything. Like a 5 minute mile or something. If you want real body development then go to rosstraining he offers great advice. I do this workout once every two weeks.[/quote]

Sounds fishy. I don’t think I even know anyone who can do 25 correct push-ups and 25 correct squats in a minute. The beep would be going off as you’re wrapping up the squats.
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my thoughts exactly…it would basically be non-stop pushups and squats for 25 minutes, amounting to around 600 reps for each exercise


#25

I’m going to try this out in my living room right now. Just one round to see whats up. Hold on… BULLSHIIIIIIIIIT!!! I just tried one round with great form, all the way up and all the way down. Then did 25 squats, all the way to parallel and all the way up… my first round took :43 seconds. After two or three rounds (with legit form and good ROM) you wouldnt be finishing before the 1 minute beeper. so after my little experiment I call bullshit on the 16 rounds

.greg.