After going through a fairly inconsistent and disorganized time in his training, fitness influencer Lucas (also known on YouTube as Pigmie) decided to take on a simple challenge in order to restore structure and discipline to his workout. workout routine. He set himself the daily goal of 100 push-ups and 50 pull-ups, which he did for a full week to determine if it would have a noticeable impact on his physique.
He divides the total of 150 reps into super sets of 20 push-ups and 10 pull-ups, with 90 seconds of rest between each round. But while he starts off strong and only takes 16 and a half minutes to complete the workout on day one, the fatigue and pain that builds up throughout the week means he ends up taking longer and longer to build up. complete 150 repetitions.
“Most of the time, when you do the exact same workout over and over again, you will stabilize yourself pretty quickly, and if you do it too frequently, you may not be giving your body enough rest between workouts to recover properly, ”he said. said. “However, I do know myself and I know the amount of volume I’m doing should be low enough that I can recover within 24 to 48 hours.”
At the end of the week, Lucas says he managed to make his chest bigger by an inch (attributing this at least in part to muscle memory). And although he is still unable to reach his previous maximum push-ups after the challenge, he feels he has progressed nonetheless.
“Even though it sucks to do something that you know is going to benefit you in the long run, really take a moment to think about how you’re going to feel in a month, two months, three months,” says -he. . “No excuses, the best time to act is now. Don’t overcomplicate it, just start.”
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