Welcome to 2011! I hope that you guys are feeling bright and chipper today – no headaches (haha). We had a very nice New Years dinner and then went out with friends. We even ran into a few BodyRockers last night in Prague which was really cool.
As we mentioned in our last post, we are starting up our workouts again on the 3rd of January, but we still had an exercise challenge scheduled for today, so here it is :)
This challenge is tough, but not crazy tough, so while it will get you moving it shouldn’t be too much for you to handle even if you were up all night last night like we were (we got home at 5am).
Freddy & Zuzana
P.S. My time for this challenge is 17 minutes and 57 seconds. I was doing 20 reps on each leg at a time and I have to say that this challenge tests not only your body but also your inner strength. This type of challenge literally builds character. You will see for yourself that you will be tempted to give up many times throughout this routine because it can seem never ending. You have to believe that the torture will end at some point and that you are strong enough physically and mentally to complete all 400 reps (200 on each leg).
- Backward Lunge Kick Up (left leg)200 reps
- Backward Lunge Kick Up (right leg)200 reps
Get your gear for this workout here:
Set you timer as a stop watch. You will be doing 200 reps of Backward Lunge Kick Up on each leg for time. Beginners can hold on to a chair for support and cut down on the reps.
Start by standing with your feet hip width apart, chest up, shoulders back and down. Engage your abs and lunge back until your front thigh is parallel to the ground and the back knee is just a few inches above the floor.
Push off of the front leg and kick up as high as you can.