I am hosting a bi-weekly challenge to see how much we can improve. Every two weeks you will complete the following 4 exercises and see how much you improve. If you are not able to do any of these exercises, simply replace one with a different exercise of your choice. You will record your time and how many repetitions you were able to complete and then compare the results in another two weeks. The idea is from Kayla Itsines's Bikini Body Guide 2.0, of which I began following the beginning of September in addition to my lifting routine. She had it as a monthly challenge and after 4 weeks I saw a huge improvement! Especially with Push-Ups. However, I think a bi-weekly challenge is better for accountability. For those of you who follow me on , I will be posting my bi-weekly results as well as some of the results of my followers who choose to participate. I will also post an update here in a few weeks.
Challenges are a great way to see improvements and progress. Sharing these results with others keeps us all accountable to someone else. I work out for myself, to improve my health and overall fitness level. However, it is so great to have the support and encouragement of others, and I find it is very motivating to share your progress with others. So join me on this challenge and let's see what we can accomplish! This is open to absolutely anyone! You may post your results here in the comments, or tag me on so I can see. Good Luck!
Set timer to 1 minute and complete the following exercises as many times as you can within the minute. While you are trying to beat your previously recorded repetition count, please keep in mind Good Form is Always more Important than more Reps! So make sure you are using proper form even if you have to go a little slower.
Set timer to 1 minute for Jump Squats
Set timer to 1 minute for Push-Ups
Set timer to 1 minutes for Straight Leg Sit-Ups
Start timer and hold a Plank as long as you are able.
Ready, Set, Go!
Here are my starting results, followed by my 1 month and then 2 week results. Some of my 2 week results have stayed the same as I have not been working out as I regularly do, due to my big move to Germany and lack of routine. I have been doing mini home workouts and so improved in a few areas, But overall I think there is still some room for improvements for the next Check-In!
Results from W1 (week1), W4 (week 4) and W6 (week 6)
Push-Ups: W1=5 Regular/13 Knee W4=15 Regular W6=20 Regular
Jump Squats: W1=30, W4=45, W6=45
Straight Leg Sit-Ups: W1=24, W4=28, W6=26
Plank: W1=01:05, W4=02:05, W6=02:32
Please comment below if you have any suggestions of other exercises you think would be a good addition to this challenge