There is a saying that if you want to get good at something then you need to repeat it over and over again.
And if you want to get strong, you need to put your muscles through a certain amount of stress.
Bodyweight exercises are something I have always lagged behind at. Whether it is down to lack of motor control skills or lack of technique or just genuine lack of strength, I have always struggled.
Similarly, my shoulder strength sucks. I have made decent progress across every muscle group apart from shoulders so I really want to stop that part from lagging.
So that is what I want to work on.
So I am going to try some 30 day challenges, each involving 2 separate exercises.
And the objective is nice and simple. Hit 100 reps of each of those 2 exercises everyday for 30 days.
Only ground rule really is that it should be done in 1 or 2 bouts – so 1 workout where I try to bang out 100 reps in total, or 2 separate shorter workouts aiming for 50 reps each.
To make it easier I am sticking with things I can do at home.
I have a TRX, I have floor space and I have some kettlebells so everything I need really.
The only other thing is that if I am doing one of my own heavier weights workouts on that day, I won’t be trying to hit my 100 reps until after that workout is done.
So my first challenge – rows and shoulder press.
The TRX is hanging in door frame so completely horizontal inverted rows to build back strength.
I have pairs of 4kg, 8kg and 12kg kettlebells so shoulder presses with neutral grip to try and hit the delts a bit more.
Slow controlled tempo on everything, perfect form and no cheat reps to really focus on engaging the right muscles.
Second challenge will probably be push ups and TRX hamstring curls but we’ll see how we go with 1 challenge first.
Challenge starts Monday 21 May. This is on top of my current training load so we’ll see how this actually pans out :-/
Expect to see plenty of content and progress updates during this time – as if anyone actually reads this haha!