No End in Sight
An interval challenge for the ages
Team! My confession: I did a modification of this workout from Train FTW last week (barbell power clean instead of a thruster) and was on the floor in a puddle just 11 minutes later, cursing my Coach and dear friend, @Erika_Snyder_ - but in the nicest possible way! I loved this workout because of its physical and mental challenge and is why I am sharing it with you this week! For bonus points, leave a comment and tell me how you did! Enjoy! -Carla
This workout not only challenges your ability to recover within the 1-minute intervals, but it also challenges your mental grit because there is no clear endpoint! Your goal is to last for as many minutes as you can doing the prescribed movements and repetitions in the confines of the 1-minute interval. Just when you think you have done your last round, you manage to finish with 1 second left and the next minute starts - along with another round of movements! - and this could go on for who knows how much longer!
TABATA -20 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest for a total of 6 minutes (12 rounds). Set a timer or SmartWOD app for Tabata 20/10 for 12 rounds (1 round = 20sec work/10sec rest). Perform each movement sequentially for 20 seconds, then rest for 10 seconds before moving to the next movement. Each set of 3 movements is performed 4 times.
Push-Ups (easy option)
THIS IS IMPORTANT! Take 5-10 minutes to test out your weights (moderately heavy) and burpee options. Practice 1 round of all 3 movements for the prescribed repetitions and time how long it takes. If it takes more than 40 seconds to perform the three movements, you can use a lighter weight and/or do 3 burpees instead of 5. Once you find a combination of movement weights and repetitions that you can do in 40-45 seconds, you are ready to start!
EMOM (every minute on the minute) for as many minutes as possible
5 burpee over dumbbell (jump or step over the dumbbell or barbell)
Score: total number of reps completed.
Let’s dial down our adrenaline surge with this 15-minute full-body stretch and deep relaxation!
I would love to hear how you did! Please leave a comment!
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