That’s a shame to many of us who can’t even perform 45 pushups in a minute with our own bodyweights!
“If I could put the feeling into a word right now, it would be proud,” Gatto said of his accomplishment. “It’s still sometimes difficult for me to believe that this is an international competition, so I certainly feel proud, not only as an Old Forger, but also as an American.”
Gatto blew past the original record of 34 pushups in one minute!
So, I have to come up with ways that I can push myself on my own.
Setting up challenges are a great idea! Here are some challenges I’ve used to keep my workouts interesting. You can perform these as stand-alone workouts if time is short, or at the end of your workouts as finishers:
- One minute strength test – choose pullups, chinups, dips, pushups, or decline pushups.
- Perform 50 Jump Rope Double Unders as fast as possible without stopping. (The most of I’ve done is 32 without stopping)
- Perform X number of KB Swings for time – Start off with 50 reps, then gradually add to that number as you get better at KB Swings
- Set the timer for 2 minutes, and see how many burpees you can perform in that time period.
If you’re looking for even more great finishers to add at the end of your workouts, I recommend checking out Mike Whitfield’s Workout Finishers. Click here to learn more!