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The "Improve Everything in Under 5 Minutes" Challenge

It has been a while since I threw down the challenge gauntlet. The 28 Beginner Squat Challenge back at the start of the year was fairly successful. The rather meandering and undefined Lent Challenge less so. This one is slightly different in that it is something I decided to do myself and then one of the admin in one of the other groups suggested I share it on the forums. It is not of my creation. I claim no credit for it. I'm just going to do it and invite any of you who wish to to take part too.

but "Improve everything in under 5 minutes"? That sounds a rather extravagant claim. It sounds like one of those clickbaity links that pop up on Facebook or the Tagline on the cover of a Health and Fitness magazine,

but yes. I guarantee that if you see this challenge through it will have a marked impact on your cardio vascular fitness level, your stamina, your leg and core strength and you will get significant visible body composition results, and it will never take up more than five minutes of your day.

After the collapse of the over complicated Lent Challenge, you will be glad to hear that this one requires no equipment whatsoever (other than a watch, clock or timer of some sort), only involves one exercise and that does not entail any complicated technique or real need to observe form. You can do it indoors or out. It will not interfere with any other training you may be doing. You will not get callouses or blisters. Karen from accounts will be giving you jealous/admiring glances before you are even at the halfway mark.

Assuming you are generally able bodied and do not have a medical condition that precludes exercise you can start from any level - obviously the fitter you are the quicker you may progress and if you are an absolute beginner it may take longer to get up to speed at the beginning.

The only caveat is that this is not a short challenge. As I said you may get through it faster or slower depending, but personally I am reckoning on about 90 days. But 5 minutes a day at the very outside. And faster, leaner, stronger... significantly... minutes off your race times, inches off your waist... guaranteed... or your money back.

The eagle-eyed and cynical among you may have notice that I have not given any specifics away yet. Just like those clickbaity websites and Fitness magazines, I'm trying to tantalise you into committing before giving away the secret. You'll love it though.

(actually that very last bit is not guaranteed to be true. Unless you're a masochist. But you will love the results)

So, who's in?

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In!

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We were just talking about you Rignold and wondering where you were 😊. I’m in . . . Tentatively

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Me (nervously - not sure about the reference to masochism at the end but I suppose I can take 5 mins masochism a day)

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Me x

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Count me in 😀 xx

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In! :D

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I'm in

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I have a dodgy knee if that doesn’t preclude me then I’m in

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In 🙂

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5 minutes a day in 90 day that’s 450 minutes or 7.5 hours. This better be good, Rigs! But since I’m still not able to run, I need other types of exercise to keep me sane. Count me in.

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Definite Maybe!

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Me, hopefully....when I find out what it entails 😱

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I’m in (i think) what is it ?

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I’m in too!

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I’d like to think I’m up for it but need to know more !

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It sounds impossible, I am 66 and will definitely give it a go. I like the sound of it, no equipment, can be indoors and outdoors so no excuses there.

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I’m in ✋🏼✋🏼

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Depends what it is, I like the sound of 5 mins a day but would it irritate a very reactive sacroiliac joint I am already trying to stabilise with pilates?

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This is my concern...only I'm not yet trying to stabilise with anything. We can try together, Fran182716.

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I'm in with dodgy knees😣😣

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You can hardly leave them out :D

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🤣🤣😂😂🤣🤣

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I'm in, maybe

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I'm in!

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In now we need details 😉

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I'm in

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Intrigued- count me in

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Hi Rignold, where can i find the 28 beginner squat challeng, sound great.

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Hi marie10 sorry only just noticed this. You will find it here:

teamrhomboid.com/category/f...

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I think maybe I’m definitely in probably

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I will be in after recovering from the marathon on the 12th if this is ok (so I'll join at the end of the month (I am not doing this because I want first to know what it is of course, but you cannot risk the marathon training ;) )

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I'm in too. So is this right you have to squat for 5 mind each day and do more and more as you go along and get fitter?

Thanks Julie

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me (I think)!

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I'm in, willing to give it a go with my limitations. Looking forward to finding out exactly what we've committed to!

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Ok I will give it a go too!

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hi -- im in

Liz

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In 🙂

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I'm in

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When does it start- since in June I am away for a long weekend though I suppose I could give my work mates a laugh??? I am cautiously in- when will we find out what this consists of- and what money back if it doesn't work claim???

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RG I think this has already started and can be found in pinned posts.

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thanks= will look

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Go on I’m intrigued

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Yes I’m intrigued

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Yep count me in. :-/

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