Okay, during the Christmas holidays I purchased Stack 52. As you can guess by the title, there are 52 cards with a different body weight exercise on each one. It instructs you to do either a series of reps or to exercise for time. There are all types of exercises and depending on your fitness level it can get intense pretty quickly.
I had the intention of pushing my body to new limits with body weight exercises. It started off great. I quickly moved from 5 a day, to 10, to 10 cards two times a day. After a couple of weeks I was up to 20 cards, two times a day. Then, it hit me. I don’t know how or when, but one morning I woke up and it felt as if my arm had separated from my shoulder. I couldn’t work out my upper body for a full three weeks. It also left me with a fear of lifting heavy or doing too many calisthenics.
I actually ended up worse than where I started. However, I feel better now and I have been testing out my limits. Today, I tried a mini workout with Stack 52. Below is my workout:
Push ups – 15 reps
Ski -Jumpers 10 reps (2 jumps equals one rep)
Jumping Jacks – 25 reps
Crunches – 20 reps
Body weight squats – 10 reps
Bird dogs – 8 (2 = 1 rep)
Kick your butt = 10 reps
Pop ups – 12 reps
Speed Jacks – 10 seconds (Estimated 25)
Wide arm push-ups – 10 reps
I felt pretty good afterward. I am going to increase my output in the next workout.
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