Mantathlon

Alright for you serious lifters out there I present to you the Mantathlon. The mantathlon consists of 5 exercises designed to test your true overall strength. It is designed by Martin Rooney from Training for Warriors a serious educator in the fitness world.  The mantathlon consists of 5 exercises, all done to a maximum of 20 reps and it must be completed in 20 minutes.  The 5 exercises are:

  1. Bench Press Body Weight
  2. Chin Ups
  3. Overhead Press 1/2 Body Weight
  4. Dips Plus 1/4 Body Weight
  5. Bicep Curl 1/2 Body Weight

Your goal is 20 reps on each exercise with a total maximum score of 100  but so far this test has been getting the best of many.  I only scored a total of 56 with me only doing 1 rep on the bench press due to a bad shoulder.  It is a great way to test yourself and see where you stand and areas that need improvement.  I am already fired up on it and want to start training for it to increase my score.

For the full specs on what it is and the correct way to do it, here is the link:

http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/the_mantathlon

Remember strict form is enforced, no cheater reps or body wiggles.  Keep in honest.  Good luck to you and go get em.

 

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