It’s always beneficial and fun to change up your workout routine and try some new things. If you want to continue to see results from your training, your body constantly needs to be introduced to something different. If you do the same routine week by week, you will certainly find yourself hanging out on the proverbial fitness plateau. If you haven’t already, start getting used to the idea of workouts that are high intensity and regularly varied.
For example: Let’s say every day you go for a 4 mile run at a 7 minute pace. Most likely your body is quite used to this activity and you really do it without much effort or strain. Tomorrow, try doing that same distance but maybe sprint between a set of mailboxes and jog between the next. Continue alternating in that manner through your entire run. You just switched from a normal jog to interval training! Get the idea? You can apply this method to any type of exercise. This isn’t a new concept, but I still notice that many people generally stick with a cyclical weekly workout routine.
My goal is to periodically post a workout that will be a little different, fun and will challenge you. Typically they will be very intense for a shorter amount of time (generally around 20 mins). Believe it or not, you can get a heck of a workout in that time. I will start off with something simple in design, but tough if you really go after it.
Time Limit: 20 minutes
Goal: As many rounds of the following exercises in that time:
Handstand Push Ups – 10 Reps (modified – regular push ups) Note: Use your AG parallettes if you have some. Otherwise do them on the ground. Use a wall for balance.
Situps – 30 Reps (modified – Crunches) Note: The RAGE Ab Mat is very helpful with taking the stress off of your spine
Squat Jumps – 10 Reps (modified – Squats)
Do the set of HS Push-ups, set of sit-ups and then squat jumps and immediately start over. Avoid stopping or resting and power through, getting as many sets in as possible in your 20 minute time. If you give it a go, I’d be interested to hear how many rounds you were able to do. Just reply below.