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General Discussion => Fitness & Exercise => Topic started by: Matt Emery on July 09, 2007, 08:08:28 PM

Title: The Caveman Power "3 Minute Challenge"
Post by: Matt Emery on July 09, 2007, 08:08:28 PM
Pick one of these exercises and count how many you can do in 3 minutes.
Post your results here on this board.


Exercises using body weight only;

Exercises using weights;

I'll add more challenge exercises as we go along :)

For your results, please update a single post instead of making multiple posts.
Title: Re: The Caveman Power "3 minute challenge"
Post by: Matt Emery on July 10, 2007, 04:47:19 AM
Matt Emery
Clap PushUps - 52
Dips - 47
Chin Ups - 30
Push-up/Pull-ups with 22.5kg - 36
Clean & Jerk with 50kg - 12

Dan
Clap PushUps - 53

Luke
Push-up/Pull-ups with 22.5kg - 69
Alternate Shrugs - 190

Matty B
Dips - 28
Wide Grip Chin Ups - 14

Chantelle (15 years old!)
Dips - 14

Jason
Dips - 58
Title: Re: The Caveman Power "3 minute challenge"
Post by: Foxy on July 10, 2007, 05:54:10 AM
My *3 minute challenge* is pretty simple. I just want to do burpees as they're the best indication of total body fitness. I may add other excersises in the future though. But for now, I'm sticking to burpees. My goal is to do 100 burpees in less than ten minutes.

Tues 10th july-
30 burpees
Title: Re: The Caveman Power "3 Minute Challenge"
Post by: personalvictory on July 09, 2010, 05:57:39 PM
just found this....
pushups: 187
pull ups 37
will try the other ones....
twitter.com/personalvictory
Title: Question
Post by: Ranger That on March 29, 2011, 12:00:01 PM
Matt Emery,

Did you do all the events together? I can do probably two events with high results, but I am pretty sure the third one will be just a grunt, (smiling).

Chris
Title: Chris's results
Post by: Ranger That on March 29, 2011, 07:40:27 PM
I saw the workouts and wanted to see how I can manage; I did 12 muscle ups (3 sets of 4, 1 minute break), 17 dips, and 23 pull ups. All you veterans out there, is that a good start or not. This summer is my 1st time toward crossfit. I started the diet with workouts on March 23rd 2011. Please let me know, I want to be able to beat Matt's record..and I will film it..(smiling).

Matt is a genius!!! This lifestyle is what I have been searching for!

Chris,
Title: Re: The Caveman Power "3 Minute Challenge"
Post by: Falcon on March 31, 2011, 03:15:01 AM
Are you doing the dips from a bench, heels on the ground, or suspended?
Title: Re: The Caveman Power "3 Minute Challenge"
Post by: ebonitis on May 03, 2011, 03:03:08 AM
Heya,

I'm definately not the fittest person on earth (far from it actually with my 114kg frame), but I gave this a go. I didn't have the ability or resources to do a couple of the suggested workouts, so I did the following;

Pushups - 35
Dips - 60 (using my coffee table with my heels on the ground)
Situps - 57
Squats - 60

I'll try this again in a month (maybe with burpees  ;D ) and see how I go  :)
Title: Re: The Caveman Power "3 Minute Challenge"
Post by: Falcon on May 18, 2011, 07:30:34 AM
ebonitis, that's great - way to go!
Right, I want to try now...
 :P
Title: Re: The Caveman Power "3 Minute Challenge"
Post by: Falcon on May 18, 2011, 11:42:49 PM
I thought I'd give you my results hot from the floor, where I'm currently collapsed in a sweaty heap!

Push Ups - 38
Squats (no weight, thighs parallel to floor, bottom going backwards) - 73
Sit ups - 41
Dips 33
Burpees - 25

I'm going to do them again in a week or so in reverse order to see whether the results differ much as I was pretty exhausted by the time I got to dips and burpees - which, I have to say, are the Devil's exercise!!  :-\

Falcon
Title: Re: The Caveman Power "3 Minute Challenge"
Post by: SidheDraoi on May 19, 2011, 11:21:02 AM
Once Warren is born I will be doing this  :D  I am very excited to try it out!
Title: Re: The Caveman Power "3 Minute Challenge"
Post by: Griff on September 03, 2011, 10:32:29 AM
so out of shape... ha ha, 50 push ups 3 min. Guess you have to start some were.
Title: Re: The Caveman Power "3 Minute Challenge"
Post by: cd89 on September 05, 2011, 02:33:33 PM
Disappointed I let myself get so out of shape. I used to be able to do over 100 sit ups in 3 minutes.
A few minutes ago, all I managed was 60 in 3 minutes :(
Will keep it up everyday and record my results again next week.
Going to do some dips and stuff now... after some water!
Title: Re: The Caveman Power "3 Minute Challenge"
Post by: jonnycaveman on April 24, 2012, 07:55:36 PM
decided to try this caveman diet. not out of shape, but everyone has room for improvement in my mind.  i'm 5' 9", 135 pounds, and 13 years old. thought i should post my scores before i started to see how much i can improve. 50 push ups, 6 pull ups (need to work on these) 49 dips, and 87 sit ups. any ideas for some goals i should set?
Title: Re: The Caveman Power "3 Minute Challenge"
Post by: amband on June 11, 2012, 07:56:56 PM
Pick one of these exercises and count how many you can do in 3 minutes.
Post your results here on this board.


Exercises using body weight only;
  • Pull-ups or Chin-ups.
  • Push-ups.
  • Handstand Push-ups.
  • One legged squats, alternating (no weights).
  • Dips
  • Burpees  >> Example Video << (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wkq992WdToA)

Exercises using weights;
  • Push-up/Pull-ups with 22.5kg (45lb) of weight for each arm. >> Example Video << (http://www.cavemanpower.com/videos/Exercise_-_pushups_and_pullups/)
  • Clean & Jerk with 50kg (100lb) of weight.  >> Example Video << (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luwR_F7bN1Y) 
  • Alternate Shrugs with 20kg (40lb) of weight for each arm (video demonstration soon...)

I'll add more challenge exercises as we go along :)

For your results, please update a single post instead of making multiple posts.

If you did these exercizes one after the other non stop, it would be similar to army circuit training.  There are a couple of different things here, but you get the picture

(http://www.brianmac.co.uk/pictures/circuit%20training/circuit10.gif)
Title: Re: The Caveman Power "3 Minute Challenge"
Post by: 10.90streetcar on July 04, 2012, 11:07:42 AM
I started Crossfit one month ago and did the 3 min. Challenge doing push ups. On June 2nd I was able to do 52. Today July 4th I was able to do 70.  Making progress.
I'm a 48 year old Male
5'8"
150 lbs.
Title: Re: The Caveman Power "3 Minute Challenge"
Post by: fri105hei on July 08, 2012, 11:12:04 PM
I have just found this....
pushups: 180
pull ups40
Title: Re: The Caveman Power "3 Minute Challenge"
Post by: genyseth on July 16, 2012, 07:20:15 AM
Wow, those are tough. Good for you guys. I will try some reaching that far, little by little I guess.  ;D
Title: Re: The Caveman Power "3 Minute Challenge"
Post by: 10.90streetcar on August 19, 2012, 08:18:48 AM
I started Crossfit one month ago and did the 3 min. Challenge doing push ups. On June 2nd I was able to do 52. Today July 4th I was able to do 70.  Making progress.
I'm a 48 year old Male
5'8"
150 lbs.
Update,
Today Aug. 19th up to 80 Pushups in 3:00.
Making more progress.