After the very successful 20 squat 20 deadlift challenge brought to you by @T3hPwnisher - I thought I’d start a similar thread. Where people can post anything in the same vein.
To make the criteria the challenge must be:
Scalable - ie “how many times can you squat 700lb in 90 seconds” is no good. What was good about the 20-20 challenge was any one could do it. You could do it with an empty bar so long as it was hard work.
Hard BUT achievable in say 15 minutes(ish) max. @ChongLordUno did 2500 burpees in a day. Is it a challenge? Yes. But out of scope.
Test grit and determination as much as physical ability.
Be NON competitive. It might sound strange but there should be no winners or losers. The aim of the challenge is not to get a better score (more weight more reps) than others. But to work harder than others. Only you know how hard you work.
Squat and press ups. Sets of 10 reps of each. How far can you get in 5 minutes.
As an idea for load go light. Think 50% of body weight.
I’ve done a 150 pound sand bag carry for a mile. I’ve also done light farmers and frame carries for a mile. All great mental strength building and incredibly stupid. Time really doesn’t matter. The slower you go, the longer you suffer, so finishing is the only goal.
Whilst these both take a bit more time than originally specified I love them. Both fit the rest of the parameters really well.
I have a 60kg sand bag. I could fireman’s carry that for a mile. Really silly idea. But exactly what I’m after.
This is planned for this weekend maybe.
@anna_5588 Im a big guy. 114kg/250lb. My walking lunges are like someone else’s weighted. A mile of them sounds like a great way to not walk for a week. It might be something I try soon.
I remembered one! I know this came from someone, but at the time I didn’t know it.
One base I was at had a weight room right next to the track. Like you could open the doors and be on the track. So we put whatever it was we could front squat on the bar that felt like death at the time (so probably 185) and did (I think) 20 reps, then you’d go outside and run a 400. You had to do 4 rounds of that.
There were 4 or 5 of us and one squat rack. So you were running hard to get back because if someone got in the rack in front of you, you fell further behind and you sucked if you were last. I don’t remember how we chose who went first. Probably best “your mom” joke or something.
20 reps front squat
400m Added challenge, do it in a team and try to win
This one’s really ridiculous and I am afraid to even share it in case some poor souls will attempt it. I couldn’t live with that on my conscience if they hurt themselves. But I trust you guys to know your own limits, so here goes:
One week, just ONE WEEK without cool whip at breakfast!
Go for it! I remember it being awful. We were more runners than lifters, and after the squats my legs really didn’t want to start up for the run. The competing part probably is why I was actually willing to do it.