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96th workout of the year, 9/28/2011.

Music: Tony Robbins , Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. T- Shirt: Orca, Northwest Indian Artwork.

That last workout was tough. Just the body and a chair.

Jack LaLanne would be proud (I think).

So today’s workout will be different (as usual). We used the chairs again but we added the medicine balls as well.

It’s a ball and chair workout!

No need for a warm up. Just jump right in!

First: Chair Squats

We’ve done these before. The twist this time is holding a medicine ball overhead.

13 Balls from 4 – 12 pounds, 10 Reps Every Ball

Second: Chair Squats Again

The twist this time was holding the ball out in front of the body. It doesn’t seem like much of a change but after doing all the balls there was a difference indeed.

13 Balls from 4 – 12 pounds, 10 Reps Every Ball

Third: Chair Jump Squats

Another twist…the ball was held overhead again.

13 Balls from 4 – 12 pounds, 5 Reps Every Ball

Fourth: More Chair Squats

This time with the ball in one hand overhead.

13 Balls from 4 – 12 pounds, 5 Reps Each Hand

Fifth: And More Chair Squats

Where do we put the ball this time?

Behind our backs, that’s where.

13 Balls from 4 – 12 pounds, 10 Reps Every Ball

Sixth: Standing Knee to Ball

Kind of a diagonal move. Similar to a “wood chop” or more so an MMA knee to the head.

13 Balls from 4 – 12 pounds, 10 Reps Every Ball

Seventh: Lunge Hops

Yeah we’re still using the balls! They’re held overhead again.

13 Balls from 4 – 12 pounds, 10 Hops Every Ball

Eighth: Toe Hops

The ball is held overhead while you hop up/down on your toes.

13 Balls from 4 – 12 pounds, 20 Hops Every Ball

Ninth: Optional Stretching

No balls for this!!

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95th workout of the year, 9/26/2011.

Music: Soundgarden. T- Shirt: Some Random MMA T-shirt.

Time to hit the chair again.

Not just for part of the workout…no…for the whole thing.

We’ve done a few like this in the past and they were tough.

No really, they were.

So we did it again.

Only this time it was harder.

Again…you can do this one at home.

All you need is a chair.

Of course you may want to have a bucket next to you in case you decide to vomit!

26 Exercises, 4 cycles (2200 Reps Total)

  1. Decline Push Ups 10
  2. Chair Lunge 25 Each Side
  3. One Leg Squats 25 Each Side
  4. Incline Push-ups 15 (60)
  5. One Leg Squats/Leg On Chair 25 Each Side
  6. Chair Burpees 10
  7. 90/90 Chair Crunches 25
  8. Decline Push Up Hops 10
  9. Step Ups 15 Each Side
  10. Triceps Dips 15
  11. One Leg Toe Hops/Leg On Chair 25 Each Side
  12. Hip Bridge 15
  13. Chair Squats 25
  14. Chair Jump Squats 15
  15. Side Crunches 15 Each Side
  16. Leg Swings Chair 10 Each Side
  17. Leg Raises 25
  18. Side Kick Over Chair 10
  19. Lemon squeezers 25
  20. Front Kick Over Chair 10
  21. 1 Leg Hip Bridge 10 Each Side
  22. Chair Toe Taps 10 Each Side
  23. Jump on Chair 5
  24. Depth Jumps 5
  25. Donkey Kicks 5 Each Side
  26. Double Knee Bend Back Ext 10

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60th workout of the year, 6/8/2011.

Music: The Who and Classic Rock Mix. T-Shirt: The Who.

Everyone was tapped after the last workout which was all body weight. So I think we’ll do something even harder and longer (that’s what s……..).

We did this type of workout a few times in the past. This workout was inspired by Jack LaLanne.

All body weight using only one tool.

A chair.

Usually we workout for about an hour give or take a few minutes. This one took about 65 or 70 minutes.

Warm Up:

No…again not today.

The workout:

20 Exercises, 4 cycles, 116 total sets, 1860 total reps

Decline Push Ups 15

Chair Lunge 25 Each Side

One Leg Squats 25 Each Side

Incline Push-ups 15

One Leg Squats/Leg On Chair 25 Each Side

Chair Burpees 10

90/90 Chair Crunches 25

Decline Push Up Hops 10

Step Ups 15 Each Side

Triceps Dips 15

One Leg Toe Hops/Leg On Chair 25 Each Side

Hip Bridge 15

Chair Squats 25

Chair Jump Squats 15

Side Crunches 15 Each Side

Quick Leg Swings Chair 10 Each Side

Leg Raises 25

Lemon squeezers 25

1 Leg Hip Bridge 10 Each Side

Chair Toe Taps 10 Each Side

 

 

More?

You got to be kidding me!

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59th workout of the year, 6/6/2011.

Music: The Beatles. T-Shirt: The Beatles.

The All Core Saturday took its toll on everyone involved.

Exactly as planned…or unplanned that is.

Today we are going to “re-purpose” a workout we did in the past.

What do I mean “re-purpose”?

Make it harder!

Warm Up:

No…again not today. Straight to the Sweatfest!

This still seems kinda easy on paper. But add up the reps before you try it. No need. Simple math. I’ll do it for you.

Total Ground Up Push Ups: 400.

Total Leg Reps: 800.

This will totally blast the upper and lower body.

8 Types of Leg Work.

While the legs get a rest the upper gets blasted with the push ups.

  • Chair Lunges 50 Each Leg
  •                  50 Ground Up Push Ups
  • Chair Jump Squats 100
  •             50 Ground Up Push Ups
  • Hopping Lunges 50 each leg
  •             50 Ground up Push ups
  • Short Lunges 50 reps each leg
  •             50 Ground up Push ups
  • Single leg squats 50
  •             50 Ground up Push ups
  • Step-ups on chair 50
  •             50 Ground up Push ups
  • Long Lunges 50 reps each leg
  •             50 Ground up Push ups
  • Squats 100
  •             50 Ground up Push ups

More?

 

Not today!

 

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52nd workout of the year, 5/18/2011.

Music: Collective Soul. T-Shirt: Late Night with Tony Robbins.

We survived all the running conditioning work…well kinda.

So this time we did a whole different kind of conditioning…Controlled Chaotic Conditioning!

At least that is what it looks like on the video.

This will be a short post for such a devastating workout!

Warm Up:

Agility Ladder Drills

You seen them before and you’ll see them again. Just a quick way to get moving.

Next: Variety of Stuff…

No scheduled rest periods…just til you get to the next station.

We were supposed to do 5 Cycles. We did but some of us thought we actually did 6 cycles. That’s how tough it was. We just couldn’t keep track!

10 Exercises 5 Cycles (With a boatload o reps!)

Leg Raises 25 (Total 125)

DB Curls 10 (Total 50)

Alternate Hand/Foot  25 (Total 125)

Walkout Push Ups 10 (Total 50)

Squats 20 Ball In Front (Total 100)

Squats 20 Ball Overhead (Total 100)

Bosu Push Ups 15 (Total 75)

Burpees 10 (Total 50)

Crunches 25 (Total 125)

2 Move Ball Slams 5 (Total Slams 50)

Video:

10th workout of the year, 1/24/2011.

Jack LaLanne, the great fitness icon passed away Sunday at 96 years of age. Many people know him as the old guy with the juicing machine.

He was much more than that.

He was a real role model to millions.

He was an original.

Last year I decided to do a tribute to him with a “chair workouts” as he sometimes utilized chairs as a simple exercise tool.

I repeated the chair workout a few months later…and made it harder.

Today we did another chair workout.

And with total respect to the man that inspired the workout…this one is the hardest.

The Jack LaLanne Mega Extreme Chair Workout Chair Challenge…I dare you to do it!

20 Exercises, 4 cycles, 112 total sets, 1640 total reps

  1. Incline Push-ups 15
  2. One Leg Squats 20 Each Side
  3. Decline Push-ups 15
  4. One Leg Squats/Leg On Chair 20 Each Side
  5. Chair Burpees 10
  6. Decline Push Up Hops 10
  7. Triceps Dips 15
  8. One Leg Toe Hops/leg On Chair 20 Each Side
  9. Step-ups 10 Each Side
  10. 90/90 Chair Crunches 15
  11. Hip Bridge 15
  12. Chair Squats 20
  13. Chair Jump Squats 10
  14. Side Crunches 10 Each Side
  15. Quick Leg Swings Chair 10 Each Side
  16. Leg Raises 15
  17. Lemon squeezers 20
  18. 1 Leg Hip Bridge 10 Each Side
  19. Chair Toe Taps 10 Each Side
  20. Chair Lunge 15 Each Side

The Video:

This is the workout for 11-29-2010.

So what to do for the second training day after Thanksgiving?

How bout jumping for joy?!!

We did something similar a few months ago. It was tough.

This will be tougher! A 54th birthday is today. So we will celebrate it with doing 54 reps in several exercises.

Music: NIN. T-Shirt: Everyday is Training Day.

First: Agility Ladders. Did a variety of drills.

Second: An now for something different!

  1. Foot Drags 25 yards
  2. Heel Drags 25 yards

This stuff looks easier than it is.

Third: Time for some jumping. Jump Up/Jump Out drill for 50 yards.

Fourth: Time for some calf burning with Stutter steps for 50 yards.

Fifth: Quarter Jumps. 3 sets of 54.

Sixth: 180 degree spin jumps. 3 x 54

Seventh: Squat Jumps. 3 x 54. A bit deeper than the quarter squats.

Eighth: Core/Abs

  1. Crunches 54
  2. Leg Raises 54
  3. Side Plank Hip Raises 22 on each side (messed up the math)
  4. Alternate foot to hand  54
  5. Seated Leg Raises 54

And the video!!