Crossing The Line,….

I am very pleased to have completed what I knew would be the toughest part of this 52-day challenge, the 25,000 reps contest. One day late, although completed just the same, I am pleased with my accomplishments to date.

My good friend TNT topped the feat yesterday morning. He has been a great motivator for me, without TNT’s example and his encouragement I would have given up with the simple 15,000 marker. I owe him a great debt of gratitude. My life is better through his friendship.

I knew yesterday was the day I should have pulled the workout I did today but just could not do anything to change the outcome. Any goal I set on the 52 DC’s down the road will have to allow for every other day workouts especially with the degree of my exercise routines. If I did anything less at this point though I would get bored.

I love exiting the gym floor with my clothes sweat soaked, thirsty, and aching in all the right ways. There is the feeing of accomplishment. If your not feeling used up when you are done you’re not working hard enough.

Here is what I will be reporting tomorrow morning on the forum, through this evening.

  • My Goals
  • CE: 84/90/90
  • RT: 22/20
  • CT: 7/10
  • PG1: Insane 15,000 * 1645/25,499/25000
  • (I will update individual numbers once a week)
  • PG2:Upper Body Reps: 7260/8500
  • PG3:Core Reps: 8092/8500
  • PG4:Lower Body Reps: 7122/8500
  • (2223 Reps Week 1)
  • (3764 Reps Week 2)
  • (3659 Reps Week 3)
  • (4433 Reps Week 4)
  • (4345 Reps Week 5)
  • (4050 Reps Week 6)

I had a pretty vigorous workout this evening. When I first went in at 5:30 or so there was only one other person in the place. Needless to say there was no one to get in my way.

Saturday is Mothers birthday. Sunday I will hit the gym early, might play 9 holes with my son in the afternoon, I still need a couple CT’s. Told myself no golf until I hit 25,000.

Monday I’m going against my alternating days and pull a small circuit, off on Tuesday, Gym on Wednesday, Golf on Thursday, then finish this crazy challenge on Friday with a solid circuit. That is, If I survive this darn thing! One day at a time.

No 25,000 for the Capt’n during the next go. Maybe a 36,000 in the fall?

YIPPEE-KI-AAAAAA!!! It’s Golf Season!!!!


5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by TNT Man on April 29, 2011 at 11:22 PM

    Congrats – we did it. Broke a barrier that neither thought we could do. 15000 seemed like it was an insane goal – then you pushed it to 25000 – now we will both finish north of of that number – who cares where.

    Wish your wife a Happy Birthday for me. My wife’s birthday is this Wednesday.

    We just got home from dinner with a large group of friends and their friends – thankfully the gym does not open until 8am.

    36000 – hmmmmm – now that is insane.

    Enjoy your golf game.

    TNT Man


  2. Thanks TNT, It’s been a lot of work but it’s been a lot of fun too. I don’t know about you but I’ve had to plan and push myself to cross the mark. This has not been easy by any means.

    Family events, sleep, rest, food, boat shows, sales events, open houses, and the onslaught of the busy season has been a good juggling act. To pull this off during the real business part of my season, not to mention golf, would not be doable. Save it for the fall or winter challenge.

    36,000, that’s near 700 reps a day,….Is there a stronger word then insane?


  3. Posted by TNT Man on April 30, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    If it was easy – neither one of us would have done it.

    Ok – we will enjoy the summer and find a new challenge for the fall.

    As of now – I am still trying to hit 30,000 – might be able to do it. 😉


  4. I know you, you’ll get it done. If I do it will be squeeked in on my last chance attempt on Friday. I can’t pull off another 1600+ circuit, I’ve been paying for that today with a rolling heartbeat. It’s leveled off. when I stick to 1000-1200 rep circuits I’m good. 4X1200 will get me to 30,000.

    Tomorrow is going to be a busy one for me. I need to get to my lawn while it’s somewhat dry. I need to get to the gym mid morning, the Y doesn’t open until 10 on Sunday, and I still want to get out to the course with my son for at least a few holes in the afternoon. Like I say, It’s going to be a busy Sunday.


    • Posted by TNT Man on May 1, 2011 at 8:42 AM

      I guess when you get to my advanced age you – you focus on “slow but steady.” You younger guys push yourselves over the edge. 🙂

      I did a light workout this morning and will do my 300 push-ups spread out during the day. 12×25. Drives my wife crazy because I leave the perfect pushup thing-a-ma-bobs lying around for her to trip on.

      Steak and eggs for breakfast – read the Sunday paper and then over to the pool for a swim. Don’t want to wear myself out – need to be sharp for our trip to the Casino tonight.

      TNT Man


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