Boston and St. Louis fans rejoice as their teams prepare for the World Series. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about the other teams who may be thinking – there’s always next season. Which is similar to the thought that some have about making the effort to exercise – there’s always next season (or next week)…
At some point, you’ve probably known the excitement of starting a new workout plan only to have it fall apart because of . That’s okay! It happens to the best of us. But this week we challenge you to step up to the plate, strike out the excuses, and hit a fitness grand slam with our World Series Workout Challenge!
World Series Workout
Every day is game day. No matter who you are. So add this workout challenge to your routine or use it to kickstart being active!
You can win this challenge by doing a minimum of 4 games (like the World Series) or stretch it to game 7! Each game represents a day in the challenge. Complete each “game” before moving onto the next one. Again, if you already have a routine you’re following then this is meant to be an addition to that.
Game 1: 250 TRX squats and a 5 minute wall-sit (If you don’t have a TRX, free-standing is fine).
Game 2: 150 Push-Ups (Any variation will do; TRX, BOSU, Equalizer, standard, etc.).
Game 3: 50 Burpees and 15 minutes on a cardio machine you don’t normally use.
Game 4: 4 minute plank, 100 pick-pockets, and 1 mile on the treadmill at full incline.
Game 5: 200 jumps with a jump rope and 100 walking lunges.
Game 6: 8 sets tabata style mountain climbers (all in a row) and 2 minutes 30 seconds of “Thor’s Hammer” (hold two 5lb dumbbells out at shoulder height with your arms fully extended and palms facing each other).
Game 7: Replay any one of the previous 6 games!
Note: Any exercise requiring time is cumulative. Pause your timer or your rep count whenever you’re not able to hold or complete the exercise any longer and resume time or rep count once you are back in position until you reach the desired time.
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“Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday’s success or put its failures behind and start over again. That’s the way life is, with a new game every day, and that’s the way baseball is.”
– Bob Feller, Pitcher for the 1948 World Series Champions Cleveland Indians