Today, I auditioned for a TV show called ‘Gladiators’ which is basically a fitness challenge show.
The first exercise we had to do were burpees. Man I hadn’t done these things for at least 10 years!
I actually only decided to do the audition at the last minute, last night I did a lower body session of deadlifts, front squats, calf press, back squats, RDLs and single leg calf press.
Well needless to say, I started out well, and at about 20 reps i felt a bit fatigued.
At 30 reps I was thinking “Just make it to 50!”
At 40 reps I felt my quads just lock up. Totally. I was okay on the down part, but getting up and hitting the jump was impossible.
I managed 5 more before I knew it. It was over. I was done.
The cut off was 100 reps. And they told me to go home.
Man that’s a good exercise!
YES it kicked my arse but holy shit! My legs were fried afterwards. Sure they were baked before going in but to be honest, I was never going to hit 100. Totally fresh I think I would’ve MAYBE got 60 or 70.
All I know is that every leg day from now on, I’m going to start with 50 burpees. Totally recommend them. I was destroyed. Sure my leg training the night before didn’t help. But that’s an awesome exercise no matter what!