Altitude with Attitude – 7/19

You got that right.

Hello from Denver. While I’m here mourning the loss of my sweet friend Marisa, rather, celebrating her life and the 32 years she was here on this earth, I am blessed to be able to see my little sister and squeeze in a workout. Ever use a workout to clear  your mind? I do it all the time. It’s my “breather” from the real world. I get to shut off all the outside stuff, and really just connect for a little bit.

So today we tried a new workout. The altitude is no joke here in Denver, so we aptly named this workout “Altitude with Attitude“.

Here’s what we’re looking at:

Mary-Beth, gearing up for our workout!

It’s a… Time Challenge!
# of Rounds: 3 + 2 minutes of Abs
# of Exercises: 8 total
Body parts worked: ALL!

YOU NEED:
• about 6-8 feet of space
• exercise mat or relatively soft surface for a few of the exercises + abs
• timer or clock
• paper & pen/pencil
• water/towel

Here’s how this workout is going to go… there are 5 “Core” Exercises in each round. You’re going to do 50 of each exercise. They are:

1) Toe Touch Jacks
2) Leg Lifts
3) Pulse Squats
4) Reverse Crunches
5) Pendulums

You will perform 50 of each exercise. But before you move on from the first exercise to the second, you will perform 5 reps of a “Break” Exercise. There are 3 “Break” Exercises. Each exercise is associated with one of the rounds. They are:

Round 1) Dive Bomber Pushups
Round 2) Ninja Power Tuck Jumps
Round 3) Burpees

So, the workout will look like this…

Round 1:
50 Toe Touch Jacks
5 Dive Bombers
50 Leg Lifts
5 Dive Bombers
50 Squat Pulses
5 Dive Bombers
50 Reverse Crunches
5 Dive Bombers
50 Pendulums
5 Dive Bombers

And that completes Round 1! Round 2 is exactly the same EXCEPT this time between each exercise with 50 reps, you’ll complete 5 Ninja Power Tuck Jumps. And in Round 3, it’ll be 5 Burpees. Make sense? There’s a video below to help break it down:

Now that you know HOW to do it, here’s WHAT you’ll be doing. The below is a video of each exercise at it’s most difficult level. I didn’t do a modification video today for lack of time, but by now most of you know the modifications. If you don’t, and these are two hard, leave me a comment and I’ll give you alternatives.

FINALLY, when you’re done, you have a 2 Minute Ab Challenge. It’s a plank. Simple. You may do the plank on your forearms/elbows, OR if you’re going all out and want to totally challenge yourself to the very last drop of sweat, do this plank on your hands.

Lastly, here’s how I want you to keep track… Please check the time before you start. Write it down. If it’s 3:17 pm, write it down. THEN, reset your timer at the start of each round. Write down your time for round 1, then stop and restart your timer. Same for Round 2. And Round 3. You should have 3 times written down at the end. Then do your 2 minutes of Abs, and then write down the TIME when you finish. This will tell you exactly how long the entire workout took, INCLUDING rest time. It’ll be a guide you can use the next time you tackle this workout. I’ll post my time and Mary-Beth’s time below.

And for my awesome friend Bonnie, below is a slide show of the stick figure drawings you requested as a “guide” to this workout. We got stuck, as you can see, on Dive Bombers. Bwah ha ha ha! We are working on the “break” exercises and will post those when we’ve conquered them!

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About Robes

I am a child of God, a wife, a mother to Isaiah and Hitch, a stepmom to Alexis, a sister and a friend. I get to give back to others every day for my "job". In my spare time, I also happen to teach a bunch of crazy classes at Ponte Vedra Fitness, and this blog was mostly set up for my Gym Crazies who are not facebook but still wanted access to all my workouts! So... let's have "fun". :)
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2 Responses to Altitude with Attitude – 7/19

  1. Robes says:

    My results:
    Total workout time: 23 minutes
    Round 1: 5:28
    Round 2: 7:44 (holy cow I can’t breathe!)
    Round 3: 6:34
    Abs: 2 minutes
    Total time actually working out: 21:46
    Total rest time: about 1:14

  2. Pingback: Attitude NO Altitude Workout – 8/10 | Body By Robes

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