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Bob Maucher is doing 30 things including…

Do 200 situps

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Bob Maucher has written 2 entries about this goal

Initial Test

I just performed the “initial test” to see how many situps I can do.

I did 50.

According to the guide on, doing more than 30 stups on the initial test puts me at week three of their six week program. Based on that, here is my training for this week:

Set 1: 21
Set 2: 27
Set 3: 21
Set 4: 21
Set 5: max (at least 30)

Edit: I completed the five sets, with a max of 50. Total situps: 140.

Set 1: 30
Set 2: 38
Set 3: 23
Set 4: 23
Set 5: max (at least 38)

Set 1: 33
Set 2: 42
Set 3: 30
Set 4: 30
Set 5: max (at least 45)

I'll Perform Everywhere Better

I will be following the website guide above. Nothing else to say, I’ll update when I have something to update.

Oh, the reason for this is to improve my core strength. I heard that’s good for running long distances.

Bob Maucher has gotten 1 cheer on this goal.


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