Sunday, March 22, 2009

GVT upper body workout (pull focus) plus unpleasantness

This was a good one. The format here is 5 sets of 5 reps on all exercises, with decreasing rest periods (60, 45, 30, 15 sec.) between supersets.

Superset A: pullups & pike pushups, feet elevated (I rocked my pullups. I mean, for me I rocked them, meaning that I did them unassisted and they were pretty much all quality reps.)

Superset B: BB rows, 80 lbs & close grip pushups

Superset C: 1 arm DB rows, 35 lbs & T-pushups

Unpleasantness: 9 pushups, 1 burpee; 8 pushups, 2 burpees; 7 pushups, 3 burpees ... and so on until I was at 1 pushup, 9 burpees. No breaks. This was staggering in its awfulness. I couldn't tell you exactly how long it took me to get through it--couldn't have been more than a couple of minutes because it was "only" 45 pushups and 45 burpees, but it was a loooong couple of minutes.