If you’re reading this in the way future – this was the time when we were all isolated due to COVID-19 – so at the gym I work at – Upward Motion Personal Training, we’ve been teaching classes remotely, via Zoom.
So here’s one of the many – “Texas Hold ‘Em” boot camp – I call it that because it’s chock full of isometric holds, which help strength, endurance and power.
NOTE: if you have high blood pressure, isometric holds can be a dangerous thing. Instead, you can do pumping action, or just do the full motion – aka regular squat instead of squat hold.
:25 work :15 rest – Each exercise is done for 25 seconds, followed by 15 seconds rest – rotate through the two exercises 4 times (for a total of eight 25 second intervals), then move to the next station.
Warm up for 5 minutes first – jumping jacks, squats, arm circles, torso twists, this kind of thing.
a) high knees
b) squat hold (squat all the way to parallel with ground – hold it!)
b) half pushup hold (go down half way – hold it!)
a) squat jumps
b) front leg hold (hold your leg straight out in front of you, parallel to the ground)
a) silly feet (quick feet like a football player, but also shake your arms crazily!)
b) side leg hold (hold your leg straight out to the side parallel to the ground – keep your toe pointed straight or slightly down)
Enjoy! I’ll hit you with more soon!