It’s been a while since I’ve hit this challenge.
The Bodyweight Gauntlet.
It’s a test of bodyweight strength and endurance focusing in 4 of the most basics of bodyweight movements.
- The Squat
- The Pull Up
- The Push Up
- The Burpee
Then to top it all off, you hit a 400m Run at the end.
To measure results, the test is to complete Max Reps for Each Movement in 3 Minutes time with a minute break in between each.
From there, you’re scored on each movement according to the amount of reps you complete.
If you’ve never seen this challenge before, here’s where I first posted The Bodyweight Gauntlet almost 5 years ago >>> The Bodyweight Gauntlet (Original Post)
A LOT of things have changed since then from my training focuses, nutrition, and personal strength and fitness levels.
Of course, the movements have stayed the same.
But, the real question is if I’ve truly gotten stronger?
See what happened as I took on The Bodyweight Gauntlet Again…
As you can see, I FAILED to achieve “Beast Level” on 2 of the 5 movements, however I did improve on everything from my last official score.
Push Ups went up x 2 reps.
Pull Ups went up by a single rep.
I CRUSHED my original score of squats by 16 more reps (due to better mobility)
For Burpees, I was able to bang out another 5 reps from last time.
And as for the 400m Run, I improved on that by 5 seconds.
Overall I’m HAPPY, but I’m NOT content.
When it comes to bodyweight, you can ALWAYS improve.
You can always get better, stronger, faster…
Something I continually strive to do is to improve on my own bodyweight strength and endurance.
Push Ups, Pull Ups, Squats, and Burpees should always be a staple within your training NO MATTER WHAT your goal is.
This is why I feel it’s important to keep those movements within your programming at all times in some way, shape, or form.
For those movements make up your base-structure of overall strength.
And if any of these movements are something that you need to improve on, make sure to focus in on steadily increasing your progress with them overtime.
Slow and steady gains are the key.
For your reference, Here’s the DETAILS of the The Bodyweight Gauntlet Test…
As For My CHALLENGE To YOU…
I want YOU to take this test on.
See what you can score.
Once you take it on, post up your RESULTS in the comments below.
If you film it (which I strongly encourage you to do) post up the URL of your video.
I’ll be looking forward to your score.
Time to Go 110% H.A.M. and let loose!
PS – Top Bodyweight Training Resources
The Bodyweight BEAST – CLICK HERE
Forged STRONG – CLICK HERE