The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are blitzing into theaters with maximum shell-force. And to celebrate these heroes in a half shell we’ve dedicated this workout to their bodacious superhero strength. So armor up and prepare to beatdown calories with new workout moves that combine fitness with some turtle power fun! Cowabunga dude!
Note: The goal for these exercises is to be more grasshopper, less clodhopper.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Workout
70 Ninja Jax
For “Ninja Jax,” the movement is the same as the original jumping jack except the goal is to land as softly as possible, so that by the end of the set you’re making the least amount of sound as possible when you land.
Advanced Challenge: Complete 100 Ninja Jax!
15 Soundless Hop Squats
Do a full squat then hop up with the goal being to land quietly. This builds jumping and landing ability (two of the essential pillars of the ninja arts) and you’re learning to land softly from a greater height!
Advanced Challenge: Jump as high as you can (remember-soft landing) for every hop squat.
1-Minute Wall Sit
The story is that this position was practiced by ancient ninjas before they went on long horse riding expeditions. They were preparing their legs for the long, uncomfortable voyages.
For this exercise, you can use a wall to make sure your knees don’t go beyond your toes, and ensure your back is straight. This position is best for building mental toughness; particularly the ability to go past discomfort to get greater gains while remaining in control with proper form – do this by mentally overriding the muscle burn in the thighs for those extra few seconds!
Advanced Challenge: Bring one leg up and cross it over the other for 30 seconds then switch during your horse position.
50 Soundless Skaters
For this exercise, using the skaters exercise, laterally bound as soft as possible at a 45 degree forward angle, pretending that you’re a frog on a lily pad – and if you land too hard, or don’t bound to the next area quickly enough, a mutated alligator with a New Orleans accent will swallow you!
Advanced Challenge: Complete 70 Soundless Skaters.
1-Minute Deep Breathing
This is great practice post workout for calming the mind and body, focus, posture, and also helps the newbie ninja practice breathing – an essential ninja skill.
Sitting in lotus position, with the eyes closed, focus on perfect posture, deep breathing, and try to concentrate just on the sound of your breathing, as you inhale and exhale deeply. Take 10 deep breaths and continue as long as you feel the need.
Repeat circuit 1-3 times.