Bobby Maximus Is Challenging You to Pile Up Reps in this 12-Minute Challenge

Brett Williams, NASM
·2-min read

From Men's Health

Bobby Maximus, former UFC fighter, fitness personality, and author of the Men's Health Maximus Body book, is here to walk you through another brutal bodyweight session. Usually, Maximus makes a point to train without equipment even when he has a fully-stocked gym at his disposal—so creating an accessible session for guys stuck at home without access to gear fits perfectly to his training style.

Today's workout — you'll find the video below — might sound simple and easy at the outset. You'll do the same number of reps for three bodyweight moves as the number of minutes you've been working. That means, in Round 1, you'll do 1 rep, in Round 2, you'll do 2 reps, etc. Not too challenging, right? That's the case at the start.

As you progress up through more rounds, you'll have a harder time finishing the allotted work within the period—and that's if you can even handle that many reps in any period of time.

Maximus wants to keep the session doable for most people, though, so he's capping the workload at 12 rounds. Still, that means you'll finish 78 total reps if you can make it to the finish. Not a bad little workout for a dozen minutes.

Bobby Maximus' Count Up Workout


Set a timer. Each round begins every new minute. Complete reps of each exercise equal to the number of the round—so, Round 1, 1 rep, Round 2, 2 reps, and so on until Round 12.

  • Pushups

  • Squats

  • Situps

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