1,000 Reps – Follow up

Last week I decided to do a work out called 1,000 Reps.  It focused primarily on the lower body and glutes.  Fitt Butt Fabulous, the blogger who posted it originally, did it in 42 minutes and challenged her readers to see if they could beat her time.  For your reference, here is the post http://sheslosingit.net/2012/07/10/590/ and here is the summary of the routine:

  • 50 Squats (65 lbs)
  • 50 Dead-lifts (55 lbs)
  • 50 Mountain Climbers
  • 50 Lunges (40 lbs – 25 per leg)
  • 50 Bicycle Crunches
  • 50 Supermans
  • 50 Squat Jumps
  • 50 Leg lift Crunches
  • 50 Sumo Squats (25 lbs.)
  • 50 Jumping Jacks
  • 50 Seconds Plank
  • 50 Push Ups
  • 50 Second Wall Sit
  • 50 Bridges
  • 50 Second High Knee
  • 50 Bent Over Row
  • 50 Chest Press on SB
  • 50 Second Skaters
  • 50 Crunches SB
  • 50 Seconds Jump Rope

Looking at it I thought I might die, but once started it really wasn’t that bad.   I timed myself to see if I could beat 42 minutes.  I lowered weights on the squats and dead-lifts by 10 lbs but did everything else exactly as written…Until I came to the bridges.

What the hell are bridges?

So I skipped that and finished everything else in 30 minutes.  Ah ha!  I rule!  I won the challenge!  But then I remembered what bridges were from my kindergarten gymnastics class.  You lie 0n your back and lift your core up entirely so only your hands and feet are on the ground to make a bridge shape.

Yeah, well, I’m not as flexible as I was in kindergarten and a gymnast I am not.  But I did 50 of them anyway.  It took me 12 minutes to finish that one exercise! Bringing my end time to 42 minutes, a tie with the other blogger.  My thighs were on fire.  Yes, it took 29% of my work out time to complete those 50 stupid bridges.  And guess what?

I was doing them wrong!  Here is the link of the correct way to do the exercise from bodybuilding.com:


If any of you have a good work out you would like to share, let me know!

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