Day 11

Day 11 of the 6 Week Challenge:

I’m not expecting stellar results today, because I chose to complete a 10 mile run, yesterday as opposed to my normal 5 mile run, but we’ll see.

Day 11:

  • 142 push-ups
  • 198 sit-ups
  • 12 pull-ups
  • 12 chin-ups
  • 10:00 planking
  • 50 squats, with 2 x 25 lb. dumbbells
  • 175 bench dips

Well, that answers that question. I’m not worried about the sit-ups. If I extended my rest time to 3 minutes between sets, I would have been able to complete 200. I’ve also already reached 200, previously.

That means that I’ve met my goals now for every exercise that I started 6 weeks ago and done so well under the 6 week time line. It is therefore, time to move onto more difficult routines.

Since I installed the pull-up bar halfway through this routine, they don’t yet count. Based on their difficulty level, it will also take a lot longer than 6 weeks before I can do 20 of each, but I’ll keep plugging away at them.

I’m still going to track my progress here, but I’m going to aim for fewer sets of higher reps and decrease the overall number, in order to focus on strength more than endurance. Also, it’s boring doing more than 2 sets of anything for too long. So, there is that.