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PR Challenges?


#1

Hey everyone, I wanted to start doing some form of general fitness challenge like once a month to see how im improving. I dont have a sport, and basically just train with weights and do a little HIIT on the bike so I was trying to decide what my "event" might be. I want it to be something that equally challenges strength, endurance and cardiovascular fitness.

Does anyone do anything like this?

I was thinking of just making it simple and doing:

Pushup - max reps in 3:00
Pullup - max reps in 3:00

Squat - max reps in 3:00

What do you guys think, anything else you might do?


#2

The following are some ideas:

…These are some crossfit wods

Cindy:
5 pull ups
10 push ups
15 bw squats

x as many rounds as possible in 20 min.

Angie:
100 pull ups
100 push ups
100 bw squats
100 sit ups

for time

…Depending on strength levels, an EDT session of weighted back squats at a multiple of your bw and pull ups for 15 minutes.


#3

Ya, I was looking on crossfit for some ideas, but I want to keep these pretty short.

I was going to do something like a 400m or 800m run for lower body, but the weather is going to start getting bad so indoor workouts would likely be the best bet.

I was going to do EDT type stuff, but my workouts are going to already have EDT and I wanted to make this something fairly different than my training. Although a short 5-minute PR zone might be what im going for.

I’ll keep looking, I think rosstraining.com had something similar.