The Spring Vacation AMRAP Challenge Workout (+ Video!)

Apr 17, 2014

spring-vacation-workout

I tell you to get rid of your excuses not to work out a lot.

So that’s why I wanted show you that I really do follow my own advice and work out even when I’m on vacation or away from home and film a workout for you while on vacation—so next time you go on vacation you can follow my lead. I’m going to try and film more of these workouts when I travel in the future so you can see just how I stay in shape while on the road (and how you can too).

Today’s workout was filmed at my Airbnb in Palm Springs, CA where I was for a spring vacation at the Coachella Music Festival this past weekend. It was especially tough for me because the air there is so much drier than I’m used to, plus it was at least 90 degrees out—but as you’ll see in the video, I still worked hard and got a good workout.

Because even if all you have is a tiny hotel room, your parents’ basement or an outdoor park, you really have no excuse not to work out. Throw a jump rope in your suitcase, do some push ups, handstands and jumping, and you’ll still get a kick-ass workout as long as you work hard and give it your all.

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Bust Your Ass HIIT Workout

Apr 16, 2014

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Why You Should Add Rings to Your Workouts (And How to Get Started Using Them)

Apr 15, 2014

adding rings to your workouts

One of the simplest, yet most effective training tools of all time is something that nearly every playground has (yet exists in very few commercial gyms)—rings. 

And unless you’re a former gymnast or regularly train at a CrossFit gym, you probably haven’t used rings since you were a kid. Yet a sturdy pair of rings will only set you back about $30, and will add a whole new level to your training.

So why are rings such an amazing workout tool? Training with rings will:

  • Add an element of instability to any exercise, automatically making it harder and more effective 
  • Seriously help to push through workout plateaus
  • Increase the difficulty level and challenge of pretty much any bodyweight exercise
  • Make you feel like a kid again!

Plus, once you master the basics, you can start doing even cooler looking (and extra fun) things like iron crosses, skin the cats, front/back levers and even handstand push ups using rings.

Yet if you think that adding rings to your workouts is going to be easy, you’re in for a big surprise. Training with rings is tough—even for the really fit.  And while it’s an awesome goal to work up to crazy hard exercises on the rings, most of us aren’t quite there yet.

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Kettlebell Swings and Pull ups Interval Workout

Apr 14, 2014

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Workout type: 12 minute

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Do Anywhere AMRAP Challenge Workout

Apr 11, 2014

 

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Workout type: AMRAP

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