Then, you look behind you. And beside you. And you realize, light grey is so NOT your colour. Especially when you can see the outline of your underwear and the chocolate bar you ate on the way to the store on your hips. The chips you thought no one saw you devour are suddenly indented on your ass. You leave and curse the goddamn 4-way mirror, and buy a loose top and another chocolate bar.
Um... anyways... now that I'm exposed, here's my latest workout for you. The 300 Workout originated from the movie "300"- think Gerard Butler, near-naked. Enough said.
Butler and the rest of the 300 cast did this workout to increase strength, build endurance, and strip fat- fast. The "300" in the title indicates the total number of reps that you complete.
So, I decided that I'd put together my own 300 Workout- and think of Gerard Butler.
|Who is this guy, and why isn't he wearing sunglasses?
The 300 Workout looks simple on paper- complete 300 reps of differing exercises in a row. The thing to remember is the QUALITY of your reps- they should be full reps, and you should go through the workout as quickly as you can. Basically, kick the crap out of yourself, as quickly as possible, and don't cheat. Great.
I decided to run my 300 Workout with a Tabata twist to it! Here's how it looked:
WARM UP: 5 rounds of skipping (1 minute each). In between jump rope intervals, we did 1 minute of each: forearm plank/forward lunges/crunches/squats/plank on hands. Um, yeah. this was just the warm up.
10 Wide Stance Burpees
10 Push Ups + Leg Lift
10 Jumping Lunges with Twist (5-25lb weight held overhead and then twist to the side)
20 Crunches + Right and Left Oblique Twist
10 Plank Jumps + Side Crunch
50 Reps Total
This was repeated 5 times to total 300 reps! Enjoy the videos of these
WARM UP (Check out Bailey smiling through this. She had no clue what was coming to her next):
WIDE STANCE BURPEES (THIS is what killed me. I am still sore 3 days later- the wide stance on the jump out and jump back is harder than it looks!)
PUSH UP + LEG LIFTS (Can also be done on the knees. Begin on knees, complete one push up. Move to a plank, and lift one leg, return back to knees.)
PLANK JUMPS + SIDE CRUNCH
Let me know what you think!
It's Monday! What are your fitness goals for the week?