Why Not Try A Challenge For A Change?
- By Tharayil Aishwarya Gopinath
- Feb. 26, 2019, 6:24 p.m.
- Categories: Article
- Tags: Health & Sports, Fitness & Workouts
Challenging yourself to a workout challenge is no mean feat. But, your adrenaline will soar at the thought of motivating yourself to accomplish it. And once you do, the feeling is indescribable. Plus, taking up a challenge will help you break away from your training rut. The question is – Do have the mental and physical toughness to complete these fitness challenges?
1. Row 1,000m In Three Minutes
The challenge involves rowing for minute, taking a break, and then getting back to it. Do it for three times. The aim is to shoot for 1, 000 meters. It’s always best if you do this challenge with your workout buddy because the competition will get you pumped up real good. And you’ll know how hard rowing can actually be.
It stands for ‘every minute on the minute’. Designed to last for about 20 minutes or less, the EMOM challenge involves performing a prescribed number of reps of a particular exercise in a minute. Your rest period should also fall under this minute. It’s a great way to test your overall strength.
3. FIVE MINUTE PYRAMID CHALLENGE
You have five minutes to do five bodyweight exercises. That said, if you can do the chosen five exercises quickly, you can rest for 30-60 seconds in between. And mind you, it isn’t for the faint-hearted.
4. THE CORE-CRUSHING CHALLENGE
You need to do five rounds of the below mentioned four exercises. Don’t worry, after each round, you can rest for two to three minutes. These are the exercises you need to do to get killer abs:
- 20 Lying Med Ball Pass
- 20 Barbell Roll Outs
- 20 Reverse crunches
- 20 Hanging Windshield Wipers
5. Burpee Challenge
If there’s one full body workout we swear by, it’s the burpee. If you think you’ve mastered the art of a burpee, take it up a notch by giving the burpee challenge a try. The challenge is to do the maximum amount of burpees in two minutes. The more you do, the better.
6. Wall Squats Challenge
We’d recommend that you do this challenge with a friend because a little bit of friendly competition does no harm. Place yourself in a squat position with your back against the wall. The person who stays in the same position for long, triumphs. And what will winner get? Better thigh strength and improved endurance.
7. 30-DayPlank Challenge
We’re pretty sure you must’ve tried this one out. The plank challenge involves doing a three-minute plank every day for thirty days. Can you do it?
Choose three exercises and do 100 reps of each of them. Your aim is to do these exercises in as few sets as possible. The best part is that you can do it any way you like. But, yeah, 100 reps – keep this in mind.
9. One-Move Challenge
Before you go “Oh, this sounds easy”, you should know this challenge will leave you breathless. You have to pick an exercise, an ambitious number of reps and do it within a set period of time. For instance, if you can do 20 burpees in 15 minutes, try doing 35 burpees in 10 minutes. The choice, at the end of the day, is all yours.
10. Treadmill Challenge
If running is your forte, this challenge is definitely for you. Here’s how it works. You need to set the treadmill at a 10 per cent incline and sprint for 30 seconds, as fast as possible. Take a break for 30 seconds. You should a total of 10 rounds.