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Monday, October 17, 2005

No Pain No Gain (Continued)

We were half way through the session and I was hurting. The concept behind the session was easy. We were paired off. One of the pair would run up to the other end of the gym and do ten sets of the exercise and then run back. The other member of the pair would do the same.

After that it was down to nine.

Then eight.

Then seven.

You get the idea.

If it had just been one exercise it might have been ok. But it wasn't.

We did ten sit ups. Ten press ups. Ten burpees. Ten star jumps. Ten crunchees. Ten squats. Ten....... Again you get the idea.

We were down to five of each and every part of my body hurt. My arms, legs, shoulders - in fact every part of my body was jellylike. As I ran back to my partner I glanced across. Just about everyone looked the same. I glanced up at the clock. We still had twenty minutes of the session left.

This wasn't pretty.


Anonymous Pat said...

Maybe not pretty to you!

4:15 pm  
Blogger Monica said...

yay for sweaty men!!

oh sorry.

Um, It pains me to know you have been driven so hard without just cause.

5:10 pm  
Blogger Trée said...

But it was a good hurt, right? lol

I cycle, and the only way to describe the sport is "suffering."

When you are pushing hard that's about all that happens, the discovery of your pain theshold. As much as I like to beotch about the suffering, deep down inside I crave it.

It hurts, but it hurts good. lol

5:21 pm  
Blogger Haggiswurst said...

How I loved a session of 'Burpees'

7:19 pm  
Anonymous laura said...

Where do you get those great pictures? Do you draw them?

8:24 pm  
Blogger greavsie said...

It's all for the greater good.


12:34 pm  
Blogger Brom said...

I do regular circuit training... I recognise the symptoms, and all the excercises! It really is worth it!

1:13 pm  
Blogger SeizeTheNite said...

I'm sore just from reading about it.

8:45 pm  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

I can just imagine a lot of girls saying my oh my.

2:45 am  
Blogger Growing Up said...

When i was going to the gym and beasting my butt at the time it wasn't good but when you see the results of it it makes you feel good. Circuit training was like putting yourself through hell and back i didn't like that much. Blowing out my ass is the word.

9:35 am  
Blogger Homer said...

What's a burpee? ARRSE and Wikipedia are sadly lacking.

9:54 am  
Blogger Universal Soldier said...

Mo - although it's very unpleasant at the time it's actually good for you.

Tree - definitely.

Laura - if only - I struggle with stick men. The pictures are photos from the internet that I manipulate to look the way I want them to.

Brom Man - apparently army "beastings" are becoming quite popular in civilian gyms.

Guyana Gyal - nowadays we have lots of women in the forces who have to do just the same PT as the rest of us.

Homer - a burpee is kind of a squat thrust/press up combo - it's not very nice. It's not quite as bad as a "bastardo" which is a burpee with a star jump tacked on the end.

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