Jumpstart your summer workouts with the prelude to the popular Summer Workout Series
This is a bootcamp, a jolt to your path to fitness. Don’t wait until the summer time to get fit. You may have an image you want to appear like a month from now on the beach, but you probably haven’t begun to move yet. Last year I gave you a weekly series of workouts that gradually put you in better shape. Now this time I want to use the time left in the spring season to train and prepare you to be able to tackle the more challenging Summer Workout Series goals, which will be a little tougher this year. My aim is to push you forward and get you moving. If you’re returning from last year the spring series servers as a warm-up to your summer sizzling intensity. If this is your first time joining, then consider this bootcamp as an acclimation period. As always, it is not necessary to complete 100% of the workouts each session, but rather the goal is to surpass your physical limit, so that you can do the exercises more easily the next time. Even doing them with 50% effort is better than not at all as long as proper technique is used.
I am giving them to you in weekly totals so that you can better tackle the load at your own pace. With four weeks left until summer’s seasonal start, here is the first week of exercises to prepare you.
I suggest splitting this up into 3-4 days:
- 120 Crunches
- 120 Oblique Crunches
- 3 minutes of holding the plank position
- 90 push-ups
- 60 weightless squats
- *15 each of pull-ups, chin-ups, and wide-grip pull-ups
- *50 dips
- 5 miles of running or 7 miles run/walk
- 50 flights of stairs
- **60 minutes of elliptical
- **60 minutes of stationary bike
*If you have access to bars for these exercises
*If you are without a place to run but have access to an elliptical machine and stationary bike. These should replace the running portion.
Feel free to ask any questions, make some requests, or share your experiences. This will be a recurring series, so don’t forget to subscribe!