So last Tuesday, Zuzana and Freddie posted a new workout challenge in www.BodyRock.tv It’s the 300 Squats Challenge. Being a person who likes being challenged (workout-wise), I decided to take it. Heck, anything with lunges and squats will surely squeeze the calories out of you. I am actually starting to think that I’m addicted to the burning feeling in my muscles whenever I push hard. The surge of adrenaline is undeniable. Fucking painful but I just keep on going.
I was feeling extra weak today (May 26) since it’s that time of the month (and some girls might say I’m crazy to workout like a madman on the first day) To tell you the truth, nothing is an excuse to me when I workout. I don’t act like a pussy and wiggle my way out of a challenge/routine just because I’m a woman. Never.
It was around 4:30 when I started with the challenge. I got my GymBoss App on my iPhone, set it up on StopWatch mode, got a little piece of paper and scribbled this down (see: below) Heck yeah I wanted to beat Zuzie’s time! Imagine, she did 300 squats in only 10 minutes and 48 seconds. I swear Zuzie is like, Superwoman or something. So you can see I wrote “no cheating, duh!” Because I never really cheat. If there’s one thing I’m fucking serious about—it’s all my workouts.So I figured it would be too dragging if I count 300, 299, 288… Or even 1, 2, 3… What I did was write 30 10’s on the paper and put them all in boxes.
When the time started, I did 10 full squats, crossed out one box, 10 full squats, crossed out one box…and so on. I finished my first 100 full squats after 3 minutes and 56 seconds. I was looking at Zuzana’s time and I was like “I need to finish 200 more in 6 minutes!” And it was fucking impossible (during that time, ‘cause my legs were turning into jello) Reached 200 full squats by 8 minutes and 30 seconds. So I was hustlin’ and trying to speed up without losing my form (which was perfect, I tell you—not once did I cheat during this challenge) But it was impossible to finish 100 full squats in 2+ minutes. I had my last 20 squats and the timer was at 12 min 20+ seconds. Since I saw Zuzie’s time ending in 48 seconds, the OC in me told myself, you have to be done at 12 minutes and 48 seconds! So I worked my ass out and I finished at 12 minutes and 48 seconds…not a minute more!
So I’m 2 minutes behind Zuzana’s time. And I’ll be back to take this challenge once more…
You would think I’m done, right? Nope! I wanted to work on my upper extremities as well. 600 Killer Reps was the initial thought. But then I cut it to 300—leaving all lower extremity-exercises behind. I did:
- 60 Push-Ups—did them on my knees
- 60 Crunches with Extended Legs—every crunch felt like torture, but I sucked it up
- 60 Tricep Dips—Burning triceps should be expected, as always
- 60 Chest Lifts
- 60 (30/30) Killer Side Crunches—amazing move, I tell you. Sculpts the abs tight! Like, really tight.
I finished this routine in 12 minutes and 26 seconds.
Workout time total—25 minutes and 14 seconds (05/26/11)
P.S. I got the fucking game on.