Blog: Physical Training

The GAUNTLET

I created the Gauntlet out of necessity. I have clients who travel frequently and others whose erratic schedules often lead to missed workouts.  The Gauntlet requires no equipment and once conditioned it takes only 10 minutes or less (but for beginners it may take over 20 minutes) You can do it anywhere. It is the No Excuses Workout.

How to do the GAUNTLET

  • Begin with 10 push-ups
  • Immediately perform 15 walking lunges (per leg)
  • Drop and rip out 9 push-ups
  • Run Back to your starting point.
  • Drop and rip out 8 push-ups
  • Immediately perform 15 walking lunges (per leg)
  • Drop and rip out 7 push-ups
  • Run Back to your starting point…
  • See where this is going. You will continue to decrease the number of push-ups until you reach 1.
  • Once you hit 1 then you will go back up to 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and finish with 10.

WARNING

I suggest you time how long it takes to complete the Gauntlet.  This way you can monitor your progress.  Be warned though that when a stopwatch appears, technique disappears.

I see a lot people doing time bootcamp and crossfit type workouts who will stop at nothing to get a better time.  In many cases, people loosen their form to the point that they look like they are being attacked by a swarm of bees.

It doesn’t take Einstein to figure out that this is where injuries occur.  Not only that this type of spasmodic training decreases tension on the target tissue, muscle, and increasing stress on the joints.

Find the balance between challenging yourself and completing quickly without compromising form.

Let me know how it goes.  Post your questions and comments below.

Live Greatly!

BB3
Billy Beck III