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Monday, March 31, 2014

April 2014 Challenge - Cardio

This month is a cardio challenge, and I originally had it written with 6 rest days, 3 exercises, and working our way up to 150 reps on each exercise. This would have put us at doing 450 reps between all the exercises on day 30.

But, after re-evaluating my goals and deciding at the last minute I want to really push myself, (and to be honest I think you can handle it too) I made the following modifications. I added the burpees, took out a rest day, and increased reps to where by day 30 we will be completing 300 reps on EACH exercise!

I do have a recommendation! When you complete the first few days, I would time how long it takes you, this way you can make sure you're allowing yourself enough time once you start getting into the higher reps. Your first day, by doing 60 reps of each exercise, you are doing 240 reps....AND THAT'S DAY 1!!!!! By the end of the month, you will be doing a 1200 rep cardio workout on day 30!

I know what you're thinking! That girl has lost her ever loving mind! And you're right, but as they say, "If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you!". And I've got goals to meet! So, I encourage you to accept this challenge! And if you do, with each rep as it gets more challenging and you are cursing my name for coming up with this, I leave you with what Michael would say, YOU'RE WELCOME!




APRIL 2014 - CARDIO CHALLENGE
THE EXERCISES ARE: JUMPING JACKS, MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS, BURPEES, JUMP ROPES
You will do ALL 4 exercises each day, and you will complete the number of reps listed for each day on each exercise. For example, day 1, you will do 60 jumping jacks, 60 mountain climbers, 60 burpees, 60 jump ropes. The goal is to increase reps each day for each exercise to burn calories/fat and improve your endurance.
DAY # OF REPS PER EXERCISE DAY # OF REPS PER EXERCISE
1 60 16 180
2 70 17 190
3 80 18 200
4 90 19 210
5 REST 20 REST
6 100 21 220
7 110 22 230
8 120 23 240
9 130 24 250
10 REST 25 REST
11 140 26 260
12 150 27 270
13 160 28 280
14 170 29 290
15 REST 30 300