Ok, ok…so describing what I did the other day as a marine workout might be a bit of a stretch, but I still think the name is appropriate because of how grueling it was (and the fact that I had a marine training me).
Since I will only be working out with him once a week, I want to try and replicate the workout routine on my own. Since we worked out outdoors and winter is fast approaching, I had to make a few modifications until I can come up with a better idea.
The first thing that I will do is repeat all of the dynamic stretching and static stretching that we did together. Since I will still be outdoors for the foreseeable future, this should work fine. Then I will go for a 3-5 minute jog in order to get warmed up – this may increase if/when I actually develop stamina.
After this, I will either go through the same routine outdoors, or go inside to do Debbie Siebers’ Slim In 6 workout. The structure of the Slim in 6 workout routine definitely comes close to what my torturer had me do on Saturday.
Both workouts are based on time per exercise rather than on a specific number of reps. That is great because you are always forced to push yourself as far as you can go – just trying to hit your max in the time given.
Both workouts include max push ups (great for my training for the push ups challenge), crunches (the DVD does it from 3 different angles), lunges, and squats.
After the Slim In 6 workout, I will then go for another 3-5 minute jog (Did I mention that I hate running?). After that, I’ll do the 14 minute stretch on the Debbie Siebers DVD.
The total time of the workout, including stretching, should be over an hour. Hopefully, I will be able to increase the intensity over time, without increasing the amount of time!
So far, I did this workout on Monday and today, and I have to make it part of my daily routine before work each day.
I’ll let you know how it goes!
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