2012 Closeout Workout Challenge

Submitted by: Willie Bell

Myself - Forgive the Modesty's Success Story

I found out about a challenge on the website www.challengeloop.com, in the month of December, the 25th to be exact. The challenge included pumping out at least 2012 reps of various exercises, at my choice for the whole month of December. Some of those exercises involved kettlebells, resistance bands, med balls, a stability ball, and push up stands. Squats, bodyweight training,
I browsed over some of the comments of existing participants and found a lot of them hitting reps of 1500 - 3000. Well having 6 days to get to 2012 would be a challenge, but that is what I wanted. I wanted to not wait until the new year to set a mindset of the usual New Year's resolution rhetoric. I kept thinking about Nike and "Just Do It".
In addition to getting psyched up, I knew I had to manage adequate intensity to complete the challenge, and to also allow for proper recovery so as not to overtrain and get discouraged.
I went with how I felt, both in mind and body, with a high intensity day, low intensity, high intensity day, low intensity day, no intensity day, and the final high intensity to arrive at the satisfaction of completing the closeout, 2020 reps in six days.
I know this may sound like either a self-boasting run-on or a minor episode of training performed by some in their sleep, but a challenge is a challenge, and I needed this.
So what ever your challenge, if you choose to accept it, remember it is yours, personalize it. Own it. It is said that it is not the destination, it is the journey. YES IT IS.