Start: 26.08.16 (22:00). Finish: 27.08.16 (22:00)
First of all, let’s get something straight. Why is it called Mike’s 24h swing challenge..Well as far as I know, didn’t see it on the net, never heard of it. I made it up and I named it after me. Nevertheless, we made it happen. So now that it’s done, I can give some feedback. Not too many people attended. Mostly people from my club (Vale Tudo Pula). We had a cameraman (Zlaja) and my loyal rep and set counter (Mario Nesty). He also kept me company when I was alone. So nobody actually finished the whole thing except me. Now I know why. Being awake for fucking, not 24h, but for 37h….the event was 24h starting at 22:00 on Friday. Friday morning I woke up at 7:00 and went to work at the gym with my clients. The event finished at 22:00 on Saturday. So just being awake for 37h is fucking terrible. Let’s start with what I had with me: 20 liters of water, 6 liters of bcaa, 4 protein shakes, 2 protein bars, 3kg of meat, bananas, grapes , walnuts, brazillian nuts and dried figs. I drank 20 liters of water and I drank the 6 liters of bcaa. I just had 1 chcken breast. Ate all the grapes. Drank 2 protein shakes. My main source of energy were the figs on which I snacked the whole time. I had a tone of dried clothes. People would come and go, do 2,3 hours and leave. Some came back to get in some more swings, some never came back…the longest that stayed was a girl (Petra supergirl Liovic)
13h in which she got 6400 swings with 16g. Thats about 102,400kg. Some others did good to. I got my aimed 10,000 swings in 23h. Thats 257,400 kg. I used 32, 28 and 24kg
kettlebells. Each hour we would start a set of 350-500 swings. So we worked around half an hour and rested half an hour. The tempature during the day was around 32 and at night 23. Humidity was high around 70. Each hour ,or set, I was soaked in sweat. After 5 hours, calluses did not help either.
The worst part was, when I was alone, from 6:30 in the morning to 11:00 in the morning. Those few hours were fucking tough. At one point our cameraman Zlaja said that he has to go home to charge his phone and that he will be back quick, never saw him again. Even though I had music playing and my rep and set counter there(he was sleeping, that bastard)
there was a silence. I was swinging alone and I was kinda sleepy.
Actually that half hour rest was killing me. It was getting hard to get up after that rest. Anyways, It would have been easier if there was a bunch of us doing the whole thing together. The feeling was like floating in the middle of the pacific ocean in the middle of the night. Think I’m exaggerating?
Maybe a little. Around 11:30 am people started showing up. That’s when I got my second wind. Mario said that I looked like I reseted and that I could have got another 12 hours in.
The clock stopped at 23h because I got my 10,000 reps. Last hour we took no rest, kept swinging.
Somebody asked if I felt any pain? Grip pain was the worst, then forearms, biceps, trapezius, lower back, ass and legs.
Second question, how long before you went to workout after the event?..Next day at 20:00 I did a workout, then the next morning….etc.
Third question: are you crazy?..I’ll answer that question after my next event. “The 24h Burpee challenge”
Mike’s 24h swing challenge will be our anual year challenge. Hope to see more of you next year. Be prepared to test yourself physically, mentally and emotionally.
The strong ones that can say they were at the event: Petra,Vanesa, Renata, Valter and Ana, Sammy, Ivana, Ana, Zrme, Vedran, Zlaja and Mario. Good job.
Figs , the fruit that helped.
Dried figs health benefits.
I’ve got two words for you….eat them!! No,no, fucking eat them!!!
Qoutes from the event.
“I got calluses on my hand from just watching you swing 10,000 times”…Mario
“Can I come at 5 in the morning?”…somebody who never showed up…Dean J.
“This is pretty easy”..a guy that swinged for 20min….Vedran V.
“After the event, I’m going to a concert”….Petra L….she couldn’t stand on her feet.
How do you feel Mike? “The question is how do you feel?”
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