Here is an open topic for your favorite pullup / pushup variety workouts:
My top three are:
Pullup / 8 count pushup or burpee pyramid - Start off by doing 1 pullup — run 25yds and do one 8 count pushup or burpee (your choice). Then continue up the pyramid:
run 25m — 2 pullups — run 25m — 2 burpees
run 25m — 3 pullups — run 25m — 3 burpees
Continue up the pyramid until you fail or you can reach ten and repeat in reverse order. We did this one today and every 5th set we ran a mile. So sets 1–5 then mile run, sets 6–10 then mile run, 10–6 then mile run, 5–1 then mile run.
Pushup variation #2: Run 1 minute / 1 minute of pushups. Each time you do pushups make them different — good examples of different pushups are: regular PFT pushups, wide pushups, tricep pushup (close hands), 8 count bodybuilder pushups, 16 count bodybuilder pushups (5 pushups per rep), spiderman pushups, TRX atomic pushups, feet elevated pushups, etc. etc. See if you can do 10–20 sets of run and pushups. WHen you fail at pushups and you still have time left — do squats until the 1 minute is up.
Pushup / Burpee variation #3: I learned this one from a buddy who is a prison guard who shares what the prisoners are doing for exercise. Basketball court or 30yd burpee pyramid:
1 burpee — run 30yd or length of court — 2 burpees — run court — 3 burpees — run court 4 burpees — and it does not get any easier from here. The gold standard in prison they say is 25 sets of that which totals 325 burpees with lots of running in between. Our group made it tougher and started adding other running options like bear crawl, low crawl, fire man carries, body drags every 5th set to change it up and make it tougher. You always want to be tougher than the bad guys!
Let’s see some good ideas out there?
Stew Smith CSCS