Monday, June 04, 2007

300 workout

Kristy wanted to know what this is so here goes:
It is basically an intense workout of 300 repetitions with no rest in between. Its similar to when you train with supersets whereby when one body part is resting another is working so your heart rate remains elevated and your workout is over before you know it! Its usually based on compound type movements such as squats, lunges, pull-ups etc but you can really do whatever you like. I've done some with all upper body or all lower body or a mix of both. Combined with HIIT this is a great way to train for people who dont have time to do the usual "rest between each set" type workout. Craig Ballantyne's "Turbulence Training" and Alwyn Cosgrove's "Afterburn" are a similar style of training. When I first started I did all reps without weights but as my body got used to it I started adding weights which of course makes it sooooo much harder. You can choose how many repetitions of each exercise you use, it doesnt really matter as long as you dont stop. To start off you could maybe do 30 squats, 30 pushups, 30 lunges, 30 dips and 30 pullups and then repeat to make 300 or you could do less of each if you wanted or whatever really. As you get better you can add extra weight to each rep. The whole thing probably takes about 15 minutes but you can hardly move afterwards so maybe have a rest before doing your HIIT - perhaps you could do this workout in the morning and do your HIIT in the evening?
Anyway, gotta go now but will post again soon.


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