Although this sounds almost impossible, please read on, you can actually do it.
The good news is that the challenge is to be completed in one year, that is, in 365 days. The bad news is that this challenge has two more exercises. Squats and sit-ups.
I have started doing this challenge myself, just to make sure it’s possible before writing. I have been doing this for a month now, and admittedly, embarrassingly, I have skipped a few, only because I got up too late. At first I wanted to call this the 1220 challenge, but after experimenting with this idea I found it be monotonous, and maybe just too much.
This program is meant especially for you if… you’re not overtraining at the moment, or if a little more exercise will not brake your donkeys back.
I think this is great way to sneak in some of the best exercise moves, it’s so easy and effortless, but it will boost your exercise and mental health a thousand fold.
Enter Early Morning Engine Startup.
As soon as you wake up drink a glass of water, this way you’ve started your day in the healthiest way possible. Read about it: Water the miracle cure.
- Drop down soldier. Do 14 push-ups. If you can’t do a push-up, that’s okay, try push-up alternatives like push-ups from the knees or push from a chair. Do a complete movement here, your chest should touch the floor at the bottom and your arms should straighten at the top.
- Roll over and do 14 sit-ups or jack-knifes.
- Stand up and do 14 squats with your arms straight in from of you. Squat as low as you can go and stand up as high as possible, even flexing your calves at the top of the movement.
That’s a full body exercise routine finished in two to three minutes.
Here’s the catch though, you have to complete this every morning, a great habit to develop. That’s why I’ve called it the 5110 Reps Challenge, if you can do this every morning for a year then you would of completed 5110 repetitions.
Why 14 repetitions
Seven is a holy number according to the bible, and so is 14, which is double 7(quick mafs). I’m not saying that by doing a holy number of repetitions is going to do anything special, but it is only serving as a reminder to acknowledge God in the early hours of the morning. I recommend that straight after your 3 minute workout to spend some time connecting with God, who is able to you spiritually ready you for the day. I like to spend some time praying and reading one of my daily devotional cards. Every time that I randomly take one of these cards, it proves miraculously relevant to my days battles.