We enjoyed this countdown format so much that we also used it for an upper body workout. In that workout, Alex alternated between pullups and dips. Tannys alternated between Jungle Gym reverse pushups and regular pushups. The upper body version was perhaps even more challenging, especially for the back exercises (pullups and reverse pushups).
In this countdown workout, you perform 120 reps of each exercise, for a total of 240 reps. For our upper body workout, after a rest period of a few minutes, we included a bonus round. For this additional exercise, Alex did reverse pushups with plyometric pushups and Tannys did pullups with dips. We performed sets of 15, 10, and 5 reps of each (alternating), for a total of 60 additional reps.
We recommend giving this countdown workout style a try. You can pick any 2 exercises and follow the pattern of alternating and working through the decreasing reps. Try to keep going at a fast pace, limiting rest periods. We think you’ll find it’s a great challenge and it will give you a good feeling of accomplishment when you finish!
- Tannys & Alex