THE TEN TON CHALLENGE!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFriends, I have done it! “Done what?”, you ask? Why, nothing less than the

TEN TON CHALLENGE!

Sadly, this is simply something I invented myself and it isn’t that hard. Still, it was something to work towards. Essentially, the goal is to shift ten tons of iron in one half-hour long squat session, comprising of ten sets of ten reps at 100kg.

I have been building up to it for a few weeks, by doing something like this:

Week 1: 70 x 2, 80 x 4, 90 x 2, 100 x 2

Week 2: 70 x 2, 80 x 2, 90 x 2, 100 x 4

Week 3: 80 x 2, 90 x 2, 100 x 6

Week 4: 100 x 10

Excluding warm-up sets, naturally.

I neither know nor care whether this was the right way to approach this – it seemed to work out just fine!

[EDIT: I have now gone on to perform my first set of 15 reps at 110kg! I screamed… According to the one-rep max calculator, my maximum squat should now be 180kg…I know for a fact it is not…but I really want to try and see…)

About the Author
Ed Gamester is a silly man who lives in the United Kingdom. He is the harbinger of Ghost Squad, singer of Gay Bum and author of A Rum Run Awry. He fights, kills and dies for TV and films, and gallivants around the place wrestling, drinking and lifting things for glory and profit. Where Ed treads, there stamp the boots of the Guild. Ed does not wear glasses, but feels this photograph makes him look more intelligent and artistically talented than he is. Feel free to contact him: he is disappointingly affable.

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