Today is the start of the 2011 Waterbury Challenge. It's a simple body weight workout where the reps of each exercise coincide with the number of days into the new year. The workout consists of the body weight pull-up, push-up, and lunge.
Since we're five days into the new year, you'll do 5 reps of each exercise. It'll literally take you one minute to complete the circuit.
Importantly, this simple circuit should be ADDED to your current program. Don't change what you're currently doing.
Now here's where it gets interesting. Tomorrow (the sixth day of the new year) you'll do 6 reps of each exercise. On Friday you'll do 7 reps of each. On January 31 - 31 days into the new year - you'll do 31 reps of each exercise. It doesn't matter how many sets it takes, just get the reps done in a day.
The goal is to continue adding a rep each day until July 1, the halfway point of the year. On that day you'll do 182 reps of the pull-up, push-up, and lunge (182 reps with each leg). Think you can make it?
On July 1, whoever completes 182 reps of each exercise (as shown by video) in the shortest time gets $500 dropped into his Paypal account that day.
If you want more details, stop by my website.
Overtraining be damned.