Weekend Power Workout

 

Spring has sprung and the days are longer and lighter. Do you relish an early night on Fridays and waking up at the crack of dawn on a Saturday? There’s something really exhilarating about being awake before the rest of the world on a weekend. The sun is rising, the birds are chirping, the city sleeps and you feel like you are one of the first to start your day. This is clearly never true, especially when you live in a 24-hour city like London, but it’s a nice feeling nonetheless. And what better fun activity to start your day than a big power workout! Why do I call it a “power” workout? Because you will need strength, speed and stamina to power your body through this challenging training session. This “weekend” workout is best suited to a weekend when you’ve had a good night’s sleep, a good breakfast and some strong coffee.  With less than four weeks to go until the big event, this was my Tough Mudder Readiness Test workout and I wanted to share it with all of you. Give it a go and let me know what you think!

  • Running 30 mins to Warm Up
  • Clean and Press 20kg x15
  • Mountain Climbers – 30 seconds
  • Repeat x3
  • Split Squats – 12kg (8 Reps), 10kg (14 Reps), 8kg (18 Reps), BW (25 Reps)
  • Wide-leg Squat and Thrust – 16kg Kettlebell – x15
  • Step-ups on Bench – 20 each leg
  • Repeat x3
  • 10kg Dumbbell Swings – x15 each arm
  • Box Jumps – x15
  • Russian Twists 6kg – x30
  • Repeat x3
  • Curtsey squats 20kg- 15x each leg
  • Lunges 17.5kg Pulse – 10x each leg
  • Squat jumps – x15
  • Repeat x3
  • Rowing 200m
  • Burpees with press-up x15
  • Repeat x5
  • Running 30 mins – Easy Pace, Cool Down

 

Are you sick of doing endless cardio? No doubt your body is sick of it too! Excessive cardio stresses your body out and raises your cortisol levels, which wreaks all kinds of havoc on your body and system. Start testing the waters of strength training with body weight or light weights and gradually build it up. Try some HIIT training; I recommend the Body Coach for inspiration! As you gradually increase your training and get fitter, faster and stronger, power workouts like the one above will be ‘just another session.’ Have fun with your fitness, challenge yourself, focus on progress and never give up!

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