The 500 Challenge

The 500 challenge workout is killer.  Use it to completely destroy yourself, burn a ton of calories, and build tight, toned, muscles.  This workout isn’t something you should necessarily do everyday, but it’s good to work these type of full body workouts into your overall plan on a semi-regular basis.

For starter’s it serves as a good test to see where you’re at.  Sure, you can keep a journal, mark your progress, etc (which I recommend), but isn’t it much nicer to put yourself to a test of physical strength and endurance and see how you fare?  Mark down your times through this routine and always strive to improve.  The mental aspect of facing a challenge like this provides so much more fire and drive than simply looking at a journal and thinking, “Oh, awesome.  I went up 5 pounds on my bench from last week”.


Don’t look at fitness as a chore to be done.  When you start making fitness fun, including challenge workouts like this, and competing against yourself, you’ll be amazed at how much more quickly you make progress.  With that said, on to the workout…

  • 100 sit ups
  • 100 pushups
  • 100 burpees
  • 100 pullups
  • 100 squats (thighs parallel to the floor)

Complete these in whatever order you wish.  The goal is to do it as fast as possibly.  Under 20 minutes is a very solid time.  Let us know how you did by leaving a comment with your best time.


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