Today’s workout is one from the distant past – some of you that have been training with me for awhile might remember it from when we were living in Malta. The old footage in this workout was shot on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea, and Freddy and I got the workout on tape just before a major storm rolled in. There are so many great workouts on the site now that we can return to, and it seems like each one brings back memories from our travels and adventures. This one was from December 27th, 2009 – and it is hard to believe that the wheel of time has turned almost a full year since. I personally love to compare my old scores and times against what I am able to accomplish today. Competing against yourself in this way is the best way to practically guarantee that you will never hit a plateau. Remember that the stronger, faster and more agile you get, the better you are going to look :) Keeping track of your scores is absolutely vital – you often see me jotting down my sets, reps and time scores in the videos, and I keep a record of everything here on the site so that I have that target to try and beat for the next time.
A few notes about this workout. I was surprised that I beat my personal best for this workout by only 20 seconds because I was really pushing hard this time – but then I realized that I mistakenly did 60 reps instead of 30 for the mountain climbers, and 20 reps instead of 10 for the leg lifts. Adding these extra reps slowed me down a little bit, but I still managed to kick my own butt. If you guys feel up to the extra challenge you can try these extra reps too :)
In other news, Freddy and I were totally freaked out all day because we discovered HUGE poop droppings all around our house. We also discovered that our garbage bags had been dragged off. It turns out that there are bears roaming around our house – not the kind of news that anyone really wants. The house is right on the ocean on one side, the other is forest, and the whole place is surrounded by thick bushes and trees. At night you are lucky to see 10 feet away. We had no idea that there were bears in this area when we moved in (yes that might have been a tad bit naive, but we are both city people) and it was only when a neighbour mentioned it that we find out for sure. The problem for us is that the bear droppings are right up next to the house which makes going out with the dogs scary – especially at night. Needless to say that this will only speed up our next move. We were so upset today about the bears that we started putting our plans together to move and in the middle of all of this we missed doing the workout tutorial video. Not to worry tho, it will be up tomorrow for you guys first thing. In the meantime if you have any advice for Freddy and I on how we can avoid being eaten by Bears please leave us a comment below.
This workout is made up of bodyweight exercises so the only thing you will need is your Gymboss Interval Timer. You will do a circuit of exercises that flow nicely one after the other without a break in between. The workout goes like this:
1. Low Jacks – 20 reps
2. Pike Press – 6 reps
3. Mountain Climber – 30 reps (Every time you switch legs counts as 1 rep. Today I was doing 60 reps)
4. Tricep Leg Lifts – 10 reps
5. Superman – 10 reps
6. Roll over onto your belly
7. Toe Touches – 20 reps
8. Leg Lifts – 10 reps (I did 20 today)
As soon as you complete 10 leg lifts, you will reverse the order of exercises and continue with Toe Touches all the way up to Low Jacks which is the last exercise for each round. You will complete 4 rounds for time.
Tricpe Leg Lifts