Challenge November Update

We all know by now that the challenges that I set for myself at the start of the month I fell short of.  Don’t know what I’m taking about?  You can read more that here and here.

After successfully completing 10 Burpee’s for 7 days and 25 squats for 7 days. I decided to focus on smaller doable weekly challenges.

This time round, I decided on the Kettlebell Snatch, and 15 Burpee’s.

I decided on these 2, for a couple of reasons.

  1. Burpee’s are a great bodyweight exercises.
  2. If I fail an obstacle at Spartan Race I will have to do 30 Burpee’s (the ones with push-ups).
  3. 15 is a great transition from 10 to 20 (working my way up to 30)
  4. The kettlebell snatch is a fundamental exercise in the kettlebell workout regime.
  5. The snatch is also full body workout

If you would like to read more about the Kettle Snatch, I suggest you read this article on Breaking Muscle.

The other thing I wanted to give a go is Blogilates Kettlebell Pyramid Burnout. I’m going to talk about that in another post, because that workout deserves it’s own post.

If you are stuck on idea’s for challenges, then check out Tribesport. I’m not just saying that because I’m an ambassador for them and I carry their badge —————–> Check out the Side Bar! I say it because I believe in their message:

keep-challenging-yourselfAnd like the saying goes, “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you”.

There are always going to be things in life that are hard, but life isn’t fun if it’s always easy.

Challenges test me, they tell me what I’m capable of.  I decided on these smaller weekly challenges because I find they suit my lifestyle better.  The other bonus is that they don’t take up a whole heap of time.  It might add on an extra few more minutes to my already scheduled workout.

I will continue to do weekly challenges.  It’s fun, it’s motivating and best of all, I get to tell you guys about it.

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When was the last time you challenged yourself?
What challenge should I give a go next?