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Cannon

I have been a sloth for a few months now and I want to do something that interests me. Nothing earth-shattering. Just something that will get me moving and might be challenging. This is my Bodyweight challenge:

20 BW squats

20 push ups

20 pull ups (any grip)

The plan is to do this DAILY and I started today and will add 1 rep every day. The goal is to make it through April 15th. At that point I will be at 65 of each.

Rules:

  • Reps can be broken into sets, but any sets must be consecutive. Breaks only to catch breath.
  • Any hand position is allowed for push ups and pull ups, but all pull ups have to be good ROM.
  • If I miss a day... well, I'm not going to miss a day.

If I finish everything, total reps for each exercise will be 1955.

Here we go. I did the first 20 in 4 sets of 5 reps each (yeah, I'm straight rickety right now)

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I have been a sloth for a few months now and I want to do something that interests me. Nothing earth-shattering. Just something that will get me moving and might be challenging. This is my Bodyweig

push ups, BW squats, pull ups in rounds, sets of: 17, 17 = 34 each While drinking beer

push ups, BW squats, pull ups in rounds, sets of: 8, 8, 8, 8, 7 = 39

JaredWith1R

This is a great plan. Such a great plan that I am going to steal it.

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22 BW squats. Went wide and that felt better. My right knee sounds like bubble wrap popping so part of my motivation for doing these is to test a bunch of stances for one that crackles the least. Wide seems good.

Push ups 12, 10

Pull ups, 10, 8, 4

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Todd Tuckwood

This is quite the challenge you have put forward. I decided to give it a try tonight and just worked it in with my normal work out.

Did the 22 squats and push ups in single sets but the pull ups were another story. I did 5, 5, 6, 6, but I am fairly certain that my elbows and shoulders are not ready for high volume pull ups. I believe I would end up with an injury if I tried to do this every day as you are. I am just not in that level of shape yet.

Good luck with your goal. I am interested to see how your sets and reps evolve as the daily count grows.

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Electron

I got inspired with your grass roots bodyweight program, so I gave myself a break of the usual planche/front lever training last night.

Did 40 fast push ups, and a bunch of ab wheel. Good luck on the last day!

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Cannon

Thanks for posting guys! Today felt better than yesterday. :)

23 BW squats. Wide again. Almost no crackle.

Push ups 7, 7, 9

Pull ups 7, 7, 5, 4

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Stephen Ruby

Wow this is a great idea! I am recovering still from injury and regular lifting is still not great for me I think I'm going to do this now instead but add a few ab exercises also. Good luck.I am going to try something similar but with much less volume on the push ups and pull ups.

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Cannon

Stephen, glad you like the idea. It's working so far for what I wanted. Basically no equipment needed, short time commitment, and I'm using my body. Also, something I suspected would happen, I'm getting to the point where I finish the work and feel like doing a little more. That's good.

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My BW squat is improving. I've been so focused on my crackly knee only to realize I can keep it silent if I focus on what my hips are doing instead. As long as my hips follow a certain "path" the knee is totally silent.

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Mixed squats in this time.

push ups, BW squats, pull ups in rounds, sets of:

8, 8, 8, 5 = 29 each

This felt downright easy tonight.

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Push ups x 30

BW squats x 30

Pull ups x 20, 10 (had to take a short break)

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patrickmeniru

Push ups x 30

BW squats x 30

Pull ups x 20, 10 (had to take a short break)

Nice, I'll be interested to see if your max set goes up over the weeks, I'm stuck at the low twenties for reps and it's proving harder than I thought to get up towards 30.

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Cannon

Thanks Patrick. I have to admit the end of that long set got a little cheaty.

BW squats 31

Push ups and pull ups

7, 6, 6, 6, 6

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Mixed squats in this time.

push ups, BW squats, pull ups in rounds, sets of:

8, 8, 8, 8 = 32 each

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push ups, BW squats, pull ups in rounds, sets of:

9, 8, 8, 8 = 33 each

Brutal headache today. This was not easy to grunt out without my head almost exploding.

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push ups, BW squats, pull ups in rounds, sets of:

17, 17 = 34 each

While drinking beer

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I have not mentioned here that I'm also doing RRBT. I'm in Phase 2 and everything is going well so far. I've been working with a #1 and #2 so far, but will bump the #1 to a #1.5 for Phase 3. The #1 has been a little light for my "10-rep" gripper but I wanted to ease into the work so make sure I was ready for the work.

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push ups, BW squats, pull ups in rounds, sets of:

7 sets of 5 reps= 35 each

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push ups, BW squats, pull ups in rounds, sets of:

4 sets of 9 reps= 36 each

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