Friday 9 March 2012: TRIPLE-UPs


Perform as many supersets of pull-ups, sit-ups, and push-ups as possible in twenty minutes.

A superset is done by performing one set of each exercise back to back to back with little or no rest in between. Choose a number of reps that is well below your max to prevent early burnout during the training session. The training effect today will come from the overall volume of exercise combined with short rest periods, not max effort sets. Rest between supersets as necessary.

Intermediate and Basic trainees should substitute assisted, partial, or jumping pull-ups, body rows, crunches, and knee push-ups as necessary.


Christina said...

Thanks for all these new workout ideas!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I'm new here. What is the standard here for a "set"? How many reps are we calling a set?

Joel Ellis said...

A set depends on your current level of conditioning and the goals in your current training. It may be as little as 2-3 reps for some people or 20-30 for others.

Here is a basic overview of how the program works that may help.