This 30 day plank challenge starts the participant at a 60 second plank and works up to a 3 minute plank. It accomplishes this by progressively increasing the amount of time under tension for each plank, increasing the number of sets, and by introducing more difficult variations like walking planks and superman planks. [Read more…]
Bodyweight Workout Plans: Spreadsheets + PDFs
Bodyweight workout plans are exercise routines that utilize the weight of the body as resistance in the exercise movements. Examples of these include push ups, planks, and yoga poses. Below you'll find free spreadsheets and printable PDFs for bodyweight workout plans. Gain strength and build muscle with minimal equipment!
This 30 day arm challenge takes you through a number of stages that get progressively more challenging each week. The challenge begins with bodyweight exercises during week 1 that are beginner friendly. Week two introduces dumbbells, while week three blends [Read more…]
This 30 day ab challenge is a great way to build the habit of regular abdominal muscle training. It combines a wide variety of abdominal exercises with high intensity interval training (HIIT) to help strengthen the core muscles while burning fat. [Read more…]
The 30 day squat challenge is a relatively easy way for a beginner to begin incorporating a variety of bodyweight squat variations into their exercise routine. The challenge length helps build the exercise habit in the participant, increasing the likelihood that a regular exercise routine can continue to be followed after the challenge is “over.” [Read more…]
This is a spreadsheet for the Armstrong Pull Up Program. It is a 5 day per week program designed to improve an athlete’s pull up strength.
Armstrong Pull Up Program Overview
- Day 1: Complete 5 AMRAP sets
- Day 2: Start with 1 pull up and rest 10 seconds. Then do 2 pull ups and rest 20 seconds, and so on, until failure. Then decrease reps by 1, reducing rest periods by 10 seconds per set along the way, until back down to 1 rep.
- Day 3: Complete 3 sets of pull ups using three different grip variations (wide, neutral, supine). A supinated grip means the palms will be facing your body, similar to the grip used in a barbell curl.
- Day 4: Select a training max (e.g. 5 reps) and complete as many sets as possible until failure.
- Day 5: Complete 5 AMRAP sets
Armstrong Pull Up Program Spreadsheet