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WOW: Max Efforts
Posted By Mark Sisson On May 16, 2011 @ 8:14 am In Workout of the Week (WOW) | 35 Comments
Max Pullups, 5 minutes
Max Pushups, 5 minutes
Max Squats, 5 minutes
This is a real simple workout, folks. Simple, to the point, basic, but incredibly tough just the same. I find the simple workouts usually work out to be the toughest. Funny how that happens. As such, I don’t need to expound on this workout beyond just a few words.
Pace yourself. You could go all out and just bang out as many reps right off the bat as you can, or you could plan your attack. If you know you can do 20 consecutive pullups, try doing your pullups in sets of eight.
I’m not sure I need to say much more. Get out there, time yourself, and give it your all. And post your totals in the comment board.
A few things to remember:
Serious lifters: Do your pushups with a weight vest, weights stacked on your back, or with resistance bands to increase the difficulty; do your pullups with a weight vest on, weights hung from a belt, or weights trapped between your ankles; do your squats with a barbell and weights totaling your own bodyweight (so, 185 lbers should squat with 2 45s and 2 25s on the 45 lb bar).
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