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Boredom Buster: Count Backwards

I know it sounds silly but the other day I switched up the way I count when doing reps and it totally changed my workout. Instead of counting each rep (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) . . . I counted backwards like they do before the space shuttle launches – 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. I know this may not seem like rocket science, but for someone that goes to the gym almost every day, anything to switch things up is a welcome change in my book.

If you like this idea you might like the idea of reversing your run.

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Tinybubbles_21 Tinybubbles_21 9 years
oops, i meant to say i find it easier to count backwards.. dunno why but it works :)
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i usually do it both ways. i'll do my first set of 10 crunches counting up and then i'll reverse it for the next set
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Worth a try...
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Worth a try...
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Haha well I might just havta do this tonight!
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