November 2016 - W4/D2
It's time for our annual Thanksgiving workout! In anticipation of Thanksgiving, today's workout is all about burning a pile of calories before you stuff your face. Before you enjoy your annual Thanksgiving pig-out, do this workout and make room for all that tasty goodness!
Different food items correspond with sets of exercises. Do each food item's set 3 times before moving on to the next one!
THANKSGIVING DINNER WORKOUT!
MASHED POTATO MAT WORK – 20 up/down planks, 20 dumbbell jackknives
STUFFING AND SQUATS – 15 dumbbell squat jumps, 20 squat jumping jacks
CRAWL, WALK AND MORE ROLLS PLEASE – 10 bear crawls, 10 dumbbell overhead forward/reverse lunges (5 per leg), 10 pilates roll-ups
PUMPKIN PIE PLANK WORK – 20 plank rows, 10 side plank hip lifts (each side) 10 plank saws
TURKEY TWERKS AND BURPS – 10 burpees & 10 froggers
WEEBLE WOBBLE GOBBLE GOBBLE MAT WORK – 20 alternating dumbbell windmills, 30 penguins, 20 weeble wobbles
BURN IT ALL OFF – 50 high knees, 30 jumping jacks, 30 mountain climbers
November 2016 - W4/D1
Let's do that November Fit Test again! Time yourself doing the following set three times through. Then compare this time to the time you recorded when you did this workout at the beginning of the month:
November 2016 - W3/D2
For today's SPARTAN WEDNESDAY, we have a burner of a workout featuring long intervals. You'll go through the entire list of exercises below with as little rest as possible, then completely rest one minute, then repeat two more times. This workout has cardio, core, shoulder work to help you climb over walls, and leg work to keep you going when the going gets tough!
50 skater jumps (each side = 1 rep)
15 dumbbell sit ups (if your feet don't stay down, extend your legs fully and do the movement that way)
10 pike press push-ups
15 dumbbell front squats
50 toe taps (if you don't have a curb, you can use a step or stair or water bottle or pretty much anything elevated) - each leg = 1 rep
Rest 1 minute
Do 3x total!
November 2016 - W3/D1
It's Week 3, and we're going to kick up the intensity with some interval training!
Today's workout consists of pairs of exercises. Each exercise in the pair will be done for one minute. After completing one minute each of both exercises, take a one minute rest and then move on to the next set.
After completing the ENTIRE LIST, take a one minute rest and then go through the list again. HOWEVER - this time, switch the order of the exercises in the pair!
Wide mountain climbers
Walk out to push-ups
Squat jumping jacks
November 2016 - W2/D2
Happy Spartan Wednesday!
Today's workout will be EMOM style, which means Every Minute On The Minute. At the top of each minute, you will rotate through the designated reps of each exercise. If you finish before the minute is up, rest until the next minute. If you don't, you'll go right to the next exercise at the top of the minute. On minute 7, you will rest for the full minute.
November 2016 - W2/D1
Welcome to Functional Training Week! This week is all about balance, coordination, agility, core stability and other exercises designed to help you move better in the world.
Today's workout is all about progressions. We'll start with one minute of an exercise that will challenge you and elevate your heart rate. Then we'll focus on some more challenging movements for a set number of reps.
Do three rounds of each set, then move on to the next one.
Skater jumps with ground touches
15 reps each
Bulgarian split squats
One leg jumps
Single leg walk outs to push-ups (if you need to do push-ups from knees, only come down to your knees after doing the walk-out. Return to your toes after the push-up.)
Plank spiders - 10 each leg
Spider push-ups - 10 push-ups (count at push-up, not at leg movement)
Squat jumps to reverse lunges
15 reps each leg
Step up knee drive
Step up w/ hop
15 reps each side
Side plank with hip lifts
Side plank with leg lifts
20 reps each
Alternating V ups
Oblique V ups
November 2016 - W1/D2
It's SPARTAN WEDNESDAY!
Today's workout is called AMRAP PARTY. AMRAP means As Many Rounds as Possible or As Many Reps as Possible. In each round (except the last round), you'll have a buy-in starter exercise followed by three exercises that you'll go through over and over again for the allotted time. So for example, in the first round, if it takes you 2 minutes to do the 200 high knees, you'll have 8 minutes to do as many rounds of push-ups, squat thrusts and squats as possible. Take a short rest after each AMRAP and then go on to the next one!
In the last AMRAP, you'll just do as many burpees as you can for 4 minutes straight. YEE-HAW!
10 MIN AMRAP
Start with 200 high knees (each leg = 1)
Then – AMRAP:
10 dumbbell squat thrusts (do the movement in the video with dumbbells in your hands)
15 dumbbell sumo deadlift high pull
8 MIN AMRAP
Start with 100 jumping jacks
Then – AMRAP:
10 bear crawls (four steps forward = 1, four steps back = 2)
10 dumbbell squat jumps
10 pullover crunches
6 MIN AMRAP
Start with 100 skater jumps (each side = 1)
Then – AMRAP:
10 plank rows (each side = 1)
10 dumbbell thrusters
10 alternating dumbbell step ups (use a step, bench or chair) - each leg = 1
4 MIN AMRAP
Burpees! Nothing but burpees!
Post how many burpees you completed in the 4 minutes in the Facebook group if you want!
November 2016 - W1/D1
Sure, this is technically the first November workout. But the first day of this week is Halloween! So this month's Fit Test will be called the 10/31 Fit Test!
Time yourself doing the following set three times through. Keep your time handy for when we repeat this test at the end of the month: