So we’ve got two weekend workouts for you. One for you and a friend or partner, cos kicking ass together is the best (and walking on wobbly legs is funnier together) – and a workout for when you’re just not sure what you want to focus on.
Dead Leg Partner Power:
As the name implies this workout is all about smashing the hell out of the ol’ legs. But not just heavy lifts. In addition to the heavy trap bar, we’ve got sprint work and controlled lunges riiiigghhhhttt at the end, y’know when that kind of stuff is challenging as all hell – cos that’s how we roll 😉
You know you should have a workout, but just not feeling the regular class or session. Not sure what you ACTUALLY feel like doing? Why not just dona little bit of everything? Sometimes just getting to the gym is the mission and you just want a workout that ticks all the boxes. That’s this one. Short steady state cardio, some strength, some abs, some speed and a final short kicker to get you feeling good about your session. Sometimes you just need that workout to say you’ve had one. We get it.
Our two workouts are based on strength mobility and cardio today. Being able to move and lift…..and move and control your body. Both of these things are hard when you’re breathing like an elephant on a respirator.
Trap Bar Training – The trap bar is a great lifters tool for so many reasons. Able to more safely execute a deadlift (great for beginners), the trap bar also gives you mobility to be move around with your weights. This workout involves varying weights, reps and then movement with the bar. Designed to be done end to end – i.e, without stopping – you’re gonna have to utilise pure strength and then finish off the workout light and fast.
Crossfit Cardio – can mean so many things. The sport is literally about being ready for anything, so this is a pretty broad statement. We’re taking a couple of regular crossfit body staples and seeing if you can hold form whilst in oxygen debt. Think handstands, handstand walks etc after doing assault and skierg sets. Its a tough one – but my god this feels good when you’re done.
Two new workouts – one based on being able to switch between speed and strength rapidly and efficiently, the other is all about Push-ups! Allllllll about push-ups.
This workout is the one based on efficient muscle group switching. It’s one thing to be fast, it’s one thing to be strong……It’s quite challenging to be able to both interchangeably. Multi-skilled, all-rounder etc are the terms often used for sports like obstacle racing or crossfit for example. This workout is all about this mechanic and we apply it over several different forms of exercise and motion. Enjoy 😉
Push-ups, there are so many variations, it involves so much more than just the arms. Some use triceps, some use chest, some are much more core dominant. The timing of action can also have a MASSIVE impact on how much muscle impact you have as well. We’ve put together a variation blend of all the different types, paired them up with different actions and finally put them all into different styles of workouts. You’re gonna find it hard to drive home after this upper body asskick.
Workouts release 2 workouts to our online squad every week on Wednesday 9am:
There’s a saying that sometimes simple is better. The problem is that sometimes simple can be…..boring. Your two workouts this week revolve around using only a single piece of equipment, but we’ve put them in move sequences that mean you get a full body workout and aren’t doing the same thing OVER and Over.
Barbell – Probably the most recognisable piece of gym equipment out there. So many people are unsure of the safe ways to to utilise a bar outside of the basic curls and squats. We’ve put together a block circuit program to get all the major and quite a few minor muscles primed. It’s based on a low weight, high rep theory so you’re going to burn some calories with this one as well. As you become more confident with the moves, increase your weight whilst staying within your personal capabilities.
Battleropes – An apparatus that is one of the poster-children for Functional Fitness. It’s an apparatus that uses your entire body to act as a support for whatever exercise you’re undertaking. I.e – all the forces your are imparting on the ropes, are also required to be controlled through your body – Newton’s laws of equal and opposite forces (#physicsisawesome). There’s the basics here as well as some that are going to take a few practice goes, grin. Take your time with some of these and get a feel for how to utilise the rope’s momentum. You may have to increase or decrease the tension on the rope to get it to behave how you want it to as well. Experimentation is key – and it’s what keeps things interesting.
Hope you enjoy team – we had some fun putting these together, the battleropes one in particular.
Have a squiz at what we do each week at: