Friday, July 24, 2009

Extreme fitness challenge: 15 pullups/40 pushups x 3 in 6 minutes

Here's an extreme fitness routine request from Milo P.
"I would like to ask you if you could advise me on the following challenge: 15 pullups and 40 pushups, three times through in 6 minutes. Could you, please, advise me on a training routine to accomplish this in 3 months?

I am pretty fit and currently stand at 10 pullups + 30 pushups 2 times through & 6 pullups + 30 pushups - all in 5 minutes. I can do 100 pushups in 2 minutes. I'd appreciate any advice. Thanks a lot,
Milo P."

Stew Smith is standing by with a routine for Milo but how about the CHARLIE MIKE Teammates? What do you think Milo should do over the next three months? You know the drill: comment here or send an email to



Joe G. said...

Hey Milo -

When Stew gives you the advice, WRITE IT DOWN. Post it somewhere. Make a vow to yourself that you will take advantage of this KNOWLEDGE. There is so much information out there, it continues to amaze me WHY there are fat people in the world.

Actually, I know why: They are not taking advantage of COMMON KNOWLEDGE.

And they continue to suffer the consequences (back problems, diabetes, etc.).

Be prepared to do good old-fashioned HARD WORK. I had a young Charlie Mike reader send me a message one time saying it was "impossible" for him to do Operation Sierra Oscar (continuous pushups and pullups until failure, non-stop for 10 minutes). I thought, "That's interesting. What he really means is I'M NOT WILLING TO WORK HARD."

He didn't know that there was a lot of SWEAT involved in getting in shape.

Be smart. Persist. Quit eating sugar.

Your fitness level is getting ready to shoot through the roof.

Victory is at hand!

Good luck!

Doug said...

Gotta have the strength and stamina to do one round at a time. I’d start by doing 15 pullup and 40 pushup drills in however long it takes. Once you are in the two minute range start work on the second one, then the third. I’m going to give it a try. Appreciate the challenge.
I look forward to Stew Smith’s advice.
Be Strong and Courageous!!

AKO said...

Hey Milo- Before I give my advice on your question, I'd like to reinforce something Joe said. (This doesn't apply to you of course cuz you're are pretty fit, but its on the my mind, and I'd like to share it.)

@Joe- You are exactly right Joe. Example...I was at Six Flags yesterday. As I was walking from the parking lot to the park, I noticed a bunch of people standing in line, waiting for something. I couldn't figure out why there would be a line of people standing in the parking lot; I had heard the lines at six flags were bad, but lines in the PARKING LOT? Then, I was shown the answer: they were waiting for the trolley to carry them up to the park. Instead of walking I would say about 300 yards, and getting a brisk workout no doubt, they would rather have sit on a trolley, and have someone take them up.

Ok...enough ranting.

@ Milo- Your goal is completely attainable. I recently jumped from doing 36 pushups and 10 pullups, to 47 pushups and 15 pullups in two 21 day cycles. Since the beginning of summer, I have made sure that I was completing all my PPU exercises in 2-minutes, and I have also been doing the Bare Arms Workout as well. Just work your body even harder than you have, and you will be happy with the results.

Charlie Mike swim buddy.