Some days I want a little extra strength work after my cardio, but don't have time to commit to a full strength workout. I started doing the Peloton 10 minute Arms and Light Weight workout and was shocked at how good of a workout I was getting in only 10 minutes and with light weights!
So when my friends started posting about doing Tunde's Arm Challenge I knew I wanted to be a part of it! I've been taking a small break from doing challenges, but since this one was only 10 minutes long, 3 days a week it seemed like something that I could easily add into my race training and Tempo strength work.
In this post, I'll share with you everything you need to know about Tunde's Arm Challenge, links to all the classes, challenge printable and more!
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What is Tunde's Arm Challenge?
Tunde's Arm Challenge is a fan-created challenge that has you doing one of Tunde's Arms and Light Weight classes 3 times a week. If you google you'll find a few different versions of this challenge, ranging from some on Reddit that are 30 days to one that's 36 weeks!
I decided to do this challenge with some of my Peloton accountability friends so we are doing the 36 week one that was created by the Instagram account @stayhomestaymotivated.
Who is Tunde?
Tunde Oyeneyin is an amazing Peloton cycling instructor that teaches cycling classes, strength classes and bike bootcamps. Tunde has such a fun personality and what makes her even more special to me is that she teaches from real experience.
Tunde shares often how she lost 70 lbs through working out and discovered her passion for health and fitness. I find her to be extremely motivational and she's quickly become one of my all time favorite Peloton instructors.
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How it Works
The challenge is set up where you do one arms class 3 times a week, and once that's complete you move on to the next.
Since this is an unofficial fan challenge there really is no wrong or right way to do it. You could do the workouts 3 days in a row or every other day. It's totally up to you how you complete it!
I'm going to be doing this challenge with my race training so I'm planning to do it after some of my long runs when I don't have much time to do a full strength training session but want to get something in.
Since this is an unofficial challenge, it's up to you to keep track of your progress and it's all on the honor system. There aren't any prizes or badges for completing, but participants have seen some amazing physical results from doing the challenge!
To do this challenge all you'll need is the Peloton bike or app (there's a workaround at the bottom on how to get this to play on the tread), and a set of light weights - like 1, 2 or 3 lbs. Trust me- you're going to want to stick to light weights for this workout. These moves sneak up on you and you'll be feeling the burn in no time! I really like this set of weights on Amazon since it has a little holder for the weights to keep them organized.
There are also modifications in every class to do these workouts bodyweight only.
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Challenge Schedule (with Links!)
Here's the challenge with links to all the classes. To do the challenge, take the class listed for the week 3 times during that week then move on to the next week.
Week 1: 10 min Arms Toning (5/29/20)
Week 2: 10 min Arms Toning (1/14/20)
Week 3: 10 min Arms Toning (12/21/19)
Week 4: 10 min Arms Toning (5/29/20)
Week 5: 10 min Arms Toning (1/14/20)
Week 6: 10 min Arms Toning (12/21/19)
Week 7: 10 min Arms Toning (11/1/19)
Week 9: 10 min Arms Toning (9/10/19)
Week 10: 10 min Arms Toning (11/1/19)
Week 12: 10 min Arms Toning (9/10/19)
Week 13: 10 min Arms Toning (8/12/20)
Week 14: 10 min Arms Toning (9/11/20)
Week 15: 10 min Arms Toning (1/20/21)
Week 16: 10 min Arms Toning (8/12/20)
Week 17: 10 min Arms Toning (9/11/20)
Week 18: 10 min Arms Toning (1/20/21)
Week 19: 10 min Arms & Light Weights (3/1/21)
Week 20: 10 min Arms & Light Weights (4/6/21)
Week 21: 10 min Arms & Light Weights (5/3/21)
Week 22: 10 min Arms & Light Weights (3/1/21)
Week 23: 10 min Arms & Light Weights (4/6/21)
Week 24: 10 min Arms & Light Weights (5/3/21)
Week 25: 10 min Arms & Light Weights (6/1/21)
Week 28: 10 min Arms & Light Weights (6/1/21)
Tunde Arms Challenge Free Printable
Prefer to have a physical copy of the challenge? Here's a free printable that the Instagram account @stayhomestaymotivated created to keep track. I printed this out and have it in my home gym to keep track of my progress.
Click here for a printable version of the challenge!
How to Do the Challenge on the Tread
If you have the Peloton tread, you might notice that the arms and light weight classes that are taught on the bike aren't available on the tread. This means you can only access these workouts on the digital app or stream through your laptop or tablet.
My friend Angeline taught me a workaround to get them to appear on the tread itself! If you stack the classes on the digital app, you can then play them the next time you're on the tread.
I really hope that Peloton makes these classes available to everyone in the future, but at least there's a workaround for now!
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There are so many benefits to doing this challenge- from toning your arms and getting stronger to improving your endurance, flexibility and mood. Plus, it's a great way to break up the monotony of your regular routine and switch things up and try something new!
Ready to start the challenge? Click here to download a printable version of this tracker!
I'm 5 weeks into the Tunde challenge and I have to say that this might be one of my favorite challenges ever. I find the 10 minute workouts the perfect length to add on after my runs, and the classes have been really enjoyable.
As for results, I haven't seen physical results just yet (or I should say arm specific results - I'm still losing about 1 lb a week with my training and Stronger U nutrition coaching), but the biggest difference I have experienced is how the classes are becoming easier to me. Before doing this challenge I could barely keep up with holds during arm classes or pretty much any move overhead. I've noticed that my strength has increased and I'm able to keep up way easier than I could before.
I'm going to keep going with this challenge and I'll continue to post updates as I get further along!
Other Instructor Challenges
If you like this Tunde challenge, then you'll love the other challenges other instructors have! While all these aren't official Peloton challenges, they are fun ways to stay motivated with working out.
Keep an eye on instructor Instagram accounts for challenges, especially Matty and Olivia - they run monthly challenges often! The Instagram account @stayhomestaymotivated is also another good resource for other challenges.
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If you're looking for a fun challenge I recommend trying out Tunde's Arm Challenge! The classes are only 10 minutes long so is easy to squeeze in with another workout, and they're tough! Don't let the light weights fool you - these workouts can be very challenging!