Wednesday, January 30, 2013
"Charlotte Today" Appearance - CLOCK YOUR WORKOUTS
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*If you are frustrated by lack of results from your hours put in at the gym, I guarantee that you are simply missing the one key element to fitness success: INTENSITY. Unfortunately, intensity is the hardest thing to enforce yourself to experience...because it feels YUCKY...it’s UNCOMFORTABLE.
*So, how do you force yourself to go to that “yucky” place? How do you hold yourself accountable to a high level of intensity?...MAKE THE CLOCK YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND.
*Count your reps, time how long it takes you to do things, make it a game
What to Buy:
*Stop Watch (digital wrist watch will do)
*iPad or iPhone timer app
*GymBoss Timer (gymboss.com)(beeps at you AND attaches to you for on-the-go work)
EXAMPLES OF “CLOCK WORKOUTS” - TURN IT INTO A GAME:
*1) EMOM: “Every Minute On the Minute” (GymBoss)
-example: CrossFit Mile Run (run 1600m, but at the top of every minute, you must complete 10 x Walking Lunge and 10 x Push-Up before you can run)
-key: you must go fast to finish within this century!
*2) “YOUR TIME EQUALS YOUR REPS” (iPad)
-example: Sprint 100m; however many seconds it took you to run it, that is the # of tuck jumps you have to do
-key: motivates you to go all out...in order to avoid extra reps/ punished if you don’t go fast
*3) “DEATH BY...” (iPad)
-example: “Death by Burpee” (1 burpee in min. 1, whatever remains of minute = your rest; 2 burpee in min. 2, whatever remains of minute = your rest...until you can no longer complete the assigned reps within that minute)
-key: repeat this workout every once in a while...force yourself to match or BEAT your score from a previous go at this workout
CONCLUSION:The possibilities are endless. Use the clock to force you to compete against yourself each and every day. Nobody is better suited to compete with you than yourself.