For some fitness fanatics, the stuff that is available at the gym is just not challenging enough anymore. others just want to do everything they can to push themselves to the furthest levels of their physical ability. It is very important to think about what your abilities actually are. If you are new to the world of fitness classes, you must start at the bottom and work your way up. However, there will come a time when you are ready to try something truly hard. If you dare, why not try some of these workouts, officially the toughest workouts in the world??
Ultimate Sandbag Exercises
Explaining the ultimate sandbag exercises is very difficult, not in the least because they don’t target a single muscle or even group of muscle. You will need all the muscles in your body to manage these. Essentially, it involves having a specially designed bag filled with sand. You then have to lift this bag in a variety of positions. Imagine, for instance, doing a push up and having to lift the sandbag with one hand when you are in the up position. This is but one of the exercises that the ultimate sandbag can offer you.
it allows you some amazing versatility and different training options. Once you get the handle of thinking of your Ultimate Sandbag exercises in this manner you will only be held back by your imagination in creating some really fun and effective exercises.
Strip sets are wicked! Interestingly, they have been used for thousands of years, and it is said even gladiators used them for training. The idea is that you start with the heaviest weight you can manage, whether on your arms or your legs. You then lift it for 10 repetitions and you should really struggle to do the tenth one (if you find the tenth one doable, you need to go heavier). Once you reach that point, you remove one weight of what your lifting and repeat the motion (without pause) until you can’t do anymore, then remove some more weight and so on.
While this classic intensity technique is wickedly tough when performed with, say, alternating biceps curls (often called “running the rack”) it’s downright torture when used with an exercise that brings the bigger muscles of the body into play. The strip-set leg press is a good/evil example.
Do be aware of the fact that this type of exercise raises the blood pressure tremendously, which is why it is not recommended for people with heart conditions.
The Push Up Push Workout
The push up push workout, based on a navy SEAL training bootcamp is all about the push ups, as the name would suggest. The idea is that you do 200 push ups each and every day (300 if it gets too easy, or if you already do 75 push ups a day presently). On even days, you do these push ups in as few reps as possible. Push yourself to do the 200 in one go if you can. On the uneven days, you have to do your push ups spread out through the day, reaching 200 at the end.
Repeat the ODD/EVEN routine for a total of 10 days. Then take three days off and do NO upper body pushing exercises that work the chest, triceps, and shoulders. Then on day 14, give yourself the pushup test (one or two minutes depending on your PFT). I would not recommend this workout more than once every six months, since it rather challenging on the same muscle groups repeatedly.
With these workouts, you will see a huge difference in your physique. However, as they are so testing and tough, do seek medical advice before you start.