For example, you start with 12 push-ups, then add 11 sit-ups on the second set of push-ups, then add 10 bicep curls to a third set of push-ups and second set of sit-ups, and so on. By the end, you have 144 push-ups, 121 sit-ups, 100 curls, etc.
Knowing that I'm no professional athlete, I devised a workout in this fashion that I call the "Crazy Eights" (n.b., my favorite card game when I was younger). I've had this idea for a number of weeks, but just hadn't put it into action yet. Until Friday.
A day after returning to the Elevens workout, I doubled my body's chances of soreness by completing the following workout:
- Jump rope (8 reps/leg, 8 sets, 64 total)
- Sit-ups (7 reps, 7 sets, 49 tot.)
- Bicep curls (6 reps/arm, 6 sets, 36 tot.)
- Burpees (5 reps, 5 sets, 25 tot.)
- Dips (4 reps, 4 sets, 16 tot.)
- Jumping jacks (3 reps, 3 sets, 9 tot.)
- Side planks (2 reps, 2 sets, 4 tot.)
- Run 3 miles
In other news, my running lifestyle nears a crossroads. Stay tunes for that and other topics throughout the week. Cheers!