We are making some changes around Primitive! The biggest change we are making is adding morning workouts back to the line up with Ashley jumping back on the training horse. There is no additional charge for the sessions, we simply want to offer you guys more of a selection. So our current schedule now looks like this:
Since achieving my first standing rollout back in March, I have simply been doing sets of singles once or twice a week. Doing sets of one rep sounds wimpy, I admit it. But with rollouts, it’s different. Continue Reading
For those of you who don’t remember my Burpee 1 mile, let me describe it to you. I do the Burpee Mile around a quarter mile track at the local high school. It contains a full chin to ground push up, followed by a long jump- this time repeated for 2 miles. Which will be about 4 hours and 1000 burpees. No one has ever done this far before that I know of. You can browse through my old post to see the results from the previous slaughter sessions. It is supposed to be pouring down rain all night while I am doing this, so Ashley is letting me borrow some of her solespikes she uses for running to give me better traction in the rain. Should be quite painful! We will get video and pictures to share with you tomorrow.
The first workout of 2012, as with every holiday or special occasion, had to be designed to reflect the celebratory day. For the past couple of years it has been a workout featuring 2010 and 2011 reps of multiple exercises. But, this method takes a few hours to complete the workout and it usually makes my punk neighbor mad if we’re outside working out past 9:00pm. So, this year I took a different approach, which went over everybody’s head except Judy’s.
Use intervals of 20 seconds on max intensity / 12 seconds off (Tabata style, but 20-12, get it?!)
Pick any three of the following exercises:
- Airdyne, Elastic Rows, Medicine Ball Slams, High Knee Dumbbell Press, Air Squats, or Sprint in place Jump Rope
Perform Choice #1 for 12 intervals
Perform Choice #2 for 10 intervals
Perform Choice #3 for 10 intervals
(10+10 = 20 + 12 = 2012, get it?!) The workout lasted a total of 17:04 plus core work at the end.
Got in my 4.5 mile run through a miserable cutting wind in 34 minutes. For a home workout do as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
- 15 pushups
- 15 jump squats
- 15 grasshoppers (30 total)
- 15 full situps
Get to it!
Last night there was talk of doing a really hard variation of the Wildcat workout rather than the Burpee Mile. We can do a modified version of the Harvest Cat (a workout Addison and I used to do every Thanksgiving). This modification would include bleachers, sprints, the hill, and roughly 5 miles of running. You would be tired and have sore legs, but the soreness would be about a 6 compared to the Burpee Mile’s soreness of 10 out of 10. They both would take roughly 2 hours. Vote to voice your opinion on which one you would rather do. We’re looking at the Monday or Tuesday night before Thanksgiving.