Helllooo! How’s everyone doing today? I had to take a last minute work trip to Canton, which isn’t ideal, but hopefully it will go smooth and fast! Know what is ideal, though? Especially with a busy schedule? A short, but effectively butt-kicking workout! I truly believe that long gone are the days where you need to spend hours in the gym to qualify as a “workout” (unless, of course, you’re training for something specific that requires hours of training), which is why I’ve been loving AMRAP workouts; they force you to work hard and fast (but always focusing on form over speed!) and if you do them correctly (working through each exercise without rest), you’ll definitely feel like you’ve worked out for probably double as long as the workout really was.
Whenever I finish an AMRAP workout, I’m always surprised by how challenging it ended up being. First round? Not so bad. Second round? Starting to feel it. Third round? Ok, I’m slowing down… you get the idea. This particular AMRAP workout was no different in that regard- my legs and upper body felt pretty smoked by the end!
I ended up really liking way the exercises ended up playing out. Sometimes when I make workouts and then try them out, I don’t like how I organized the exercises- too many shoulder ones in a row, too many leg ones in a row, too much cardio, etc. I found that there was a good balance with this which meant I was never dying and totally sucking wind and needing a break, but I also felt challenged and tired by the end of each exercise rep.
I’d love to know if you end up trying this- tag me @Burpeestobubbly on all social media forms 🙂
Questions for you: What’s an exercise that leaves you sucking wind without fail? Have you ever trained for something that required you to workout for multiple hours a day?