Inspired by the candy I’d like to eat, and the fact that I need to train if I want to burn it off, I’m designing quick workouts to do early in the morning before I leave for school.
Another important reason I’m doing this is because I’m now teaching karate 5:0o-7:00PM every night at Gracie Farmington Valley, and I need to squeeze in my conditioning! (Shameless plug: Check us out, by the way!)
So here are the conditions:
1. The workout must be 15 minutes or less. (Excluding a five minute warmup.) This is because I won’t have much time to spare and because I’ll be pretty tired anyway!
2. There can’t be too much heavy lifting involved. I got sciatica by deadlifting at 4:30AM about five years ago that only recently went away. Probably not a good idea to reactive an injury by lifting with stiff muscles.
3. The workouts must maintain enough intensity to provide steadily improving cardio, muscle endurance, and strength. (As a former fat kid, I always thought Fun Size was a misnomer for candy bars; these early morning workouts certainly won’t be enjoyable!) This won’t be a problem for me at the onset, since I haven’t trained much over the last few weeks due to the new school (Shameless plug #2). However, I think I might plateau in a few weeks when I start getting back in shape. So . . .
4. Workouts can’t repeat more than twice in a month. I’d like to say I won’t repeat at all, but I will probably still roll BJJ at my old gym a while longer. Plus, it’s tough to be creative super early in the morning.
So that’s the challenge. You can follow it on our Facebook page by signing up to like us. Just click on the graphic to the right. Then you can question, comment, and post your own quickie workouts. Join in the fun!
PS – I just broke down and chowed two Milky Ways and a 3 Musketeers. I guess that’s more incentive to stick to this plan!