No time for workouts workout

Hello friends!
So I finally decided to make a video of this extremely short workout. It takes only five minutes and is as intense as it can get. The workout consists of 20 non stop sets of 10 pushups and 10 deep squats. This makes a total rep count of 200 reps and the challenge is to complete them in under 5 minutes.

The first time I did it I just said to myself "I want to do 100 pushups and 100 squats". So I took the time and got them done in 7 minutes. After that I tried the workout again, but a little bit faster and got it done in 6 minutes. It took me about 2 weeks to do it in under 5 minutes. Cadence here is everything. You got to do 10 reps every 15 seconds to hit the under 5 minutes mark.

If you have an interval timer try doing 10 reps every 30 seconds until you finish and then try 10 reps every 25 seconds, then 10 reps every 20 seconds and last but not least 10 reps every 15 secs. This will help you get the cadence right. As you can see I simply use the lap timer to see if I'm still on time.

Lately I've been doing this two times in a row. I'll finish the first 200 reps in under 5 minutes, then I rest for 10 minutes doing tai chi twists and deep breathing. After that I do it again but I still have not managed to get the second round in under 5 minutes. My best time for the second round is still 5 minutes and 12 seconds! I'll get there soon enough :)

Try it out!

p.d. notice that I simply jumped in to the workout without really warming up or anything. I've found that the workout is actually also a killer warmup(!). Notice also that when I'm squatting I swing my arms back and forth. This opens up the chest, calms the muscles and prepares me for the next set of pushups. Try and see what works for you.

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