The Gauntlet Challenge

madmags Posts: 1,340 Member
“The Gauntlet”

This is a spinoff of a program I used to do during triple sessions during my college football days. The great thing about “The Gauntlet” is it is adaptable to all exercise levels.
Before starting the gauntlet you must measure how many reps you can do of each of the following exercises in 60 seconds.

Push ups
Box step ups
Wall high jumps (stands against a wall with one arm above your head and jump to reach your highest point)
Chair or box dips
Lunges (left and right leg lunge counts as one)
Box drills (4 cones set 8 feet apart in a box formation. Sprint from one cone to the next, then side shuffle to the next, back pedal to the next and shuffle back to the start, that is one rep)

After taking these measurements you want to divide them in half and round up to the nearest whole number and write them on a card to carry with you.

On the day of the gauntlet you want to set up a station for each of the exercises any order is fine. Pick any exercise to start with, set a stop watch and go through the gauntlet doing the number of reps on your card. You must complete 3 cycles, in a row, through the gauntlet then write down the time it took you to complete all 3 cycles.

If there is an exercise you can not complete or do not have the room for then just exclude it.

The gauntlet is to be done once a week in addition to your normal routine. The goal from one gauntlet to the next is to beat your previous time.

Post up if you are interested or have any questions. I think it would be fun to run this through the end of February and see how far you can progress.

Join up, it will be a blast!


  • madmags
    madmags Posts: 1,340 Member
    Come on, no takers? It is fun once you get rolling and are able to push yourself and see your improvements.