Saturday, October 25, 2014

106 pullup record

The past two days have been busy and the result has been a bodyweight mania. Yesterday was a big 800 rep workout while today was fewer reps, but higher intensity.

Here's what I did on Friday morning:

1A) Prisoner Squats – 50 reps
1B) Pushups – 30 reps

Back and forth I went for 10 rounds with about 1 minute between exercises.
It was a dang good tough challenge. Lots of fun. Now look at all the way you can do squats and pushups…

1) Squats => Narrow-Stance, Wide-Stance, Wall Squats, Pause Squats, Prisoner hand position, Hands out front, Hands out to your side to squeeze your upper back, TRX Squats, Goblet Squats, Barbell Squats, Split Squats, and Bulgarian Split Squats … and you could even count my unique Total Body Extensions exercise as a squat

2) Pushups => Close-Grip (for triceps), Regular, Decline (for shoulders), Handstand (super-hard for shoulders), One-Hand Elevated (for abs), Spiderman (for obliques), T-Pushup (for obliques), Grasshopper (slide your leg underneath and across your body as you lower yourself), Off-set (one hand in front of the other), Weighted (with weight vest), Band (Band held in each hand and looped over your back to work your triceps harder at the top), and Decline Spiderman (great combo).

Two exercises = 1 Great Body.

And here's what I did today in the basement to pile on the pull-ups.
150 squats
100 pushups
106 pullups <= most pullups ever in one workout (total - no max reps, though)

356 total reps

I also did stability ball rollouts and ball leg curls to finish out the circuit.

Total of the totals:

1156 reps

650 squats
400 pushups
106 pullups

Nutrition Tip:
I plan on having a couple of 'hard ciders' this afternoon to celebrate a gorgeous Fall afternoon on the farm. But I will keep my eating & drinking in check by remembering this...

Pay attention to what - and how much - you eat this weekend and how it makes you feel. Be mindful. It matters.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
Control your possession ambition. Know how much you need yet be mentally prepared to lose everything. Never get addicted to things. They are only objects. Cheap trinkets. Easily replaced. Draw lines. Create boundaries. Set deadlines. Richer, more 'important' people than us work less and make more money and live deeper lives.

Know that the good life comes from people, places, and experiences.

Live wisely,

Craig Ballantyne

12 week cumulative total:

15,000 Bodyweight Squats
  • 12,435
10,000 Pushups
  • 8819
3,000 Bodyweight Rows
  • 2793
2,000 Pullups
  • 1107
1,500 Burpees
  • 1236
1,500 Chinups
  • 590
333 Handstand Pushups
  • 285
= 27,305/33,333 reps

1 comment:

Vitamin Berry said...

Great! Inspiring and congrats. Thanks for sharing your story.