Virtual Spartan Race 2020 Workout

With a lot of races & events being cancelled, or forced to go virtual, Spartan Race sent out an email for a Virtual Spartan Race

A normal Spartan Race is a distance run (distance depends of the level you sign up for), with a bunch of obstacles mixed in during your run.

I love them because of the mixture of needing speed, endurance, strength, and power.

So, a virtual Spartan Race sounded interesting. Instead of obstacles, it was 20+ Bodyweight exercises.

*Start from the Spartan Race website:

THE SPARTAN VIRTUAL SPRINT CONSISTS OF A 5K RUN OR EQUIVALENT, AND THE FOLLOWING 20 OBSTACLES:

  • 10 push-ups
  • 10 burpees
  • 10 mountain climbers (per side)
  • 10 jumping jacks
  • 10 air squats
  • 10 forward lunges (per side)
  • 10 hand-release push-ups
  • 10 tuck jumps
  • 10 plank up-downs
  • 10 plank shoulder taps (per side)
  • 10 knee slap mountain climbers (per side)
  • 10 backward lunges (per side)
  • 10 glute bridge raises
  • 10 dips
  • 10 decline push-ups
  • 10 single-leg squats (per side)
  • 10 double leg calf raises
  • 10-second plank
  • 10-second 6-inch leg hold
  • 10-second iso-squat

It ended up being a solid workout. Definitely worth trying, if you can.

If running isn’t really an option for you right now, you can try out a few different substitutes:

If you have access to a piece of cardio equipment (rower, elliptical, bike, etc) go for the same 5K distance.

If you have a Jumprope, aim for 1000 single jumps

If Bodyweight exercises in place is what you can do, aim for 200 jumping jacks in place of the run.

WHY YOU SHOULD SIGN UP FOR A RACE

On your marks. Get set. GO!


And you’re off.


If you’ve never done some type of fitness event/race, this is basically how it goes. Maybe with a bell or a guy just yelling on the side, but that’s about it. Then you’re on your way to the finish line.



For a lot of people, these type of events “aren’t for them” or they “aren’t in shape enough” or “ready”… But, I’m here to tell you that YOU ARE!


Races / Fitness events are great for a bunch of reasons, and I want you to sign up for one (or 10 lol) today. And I’ll tell you why you can and you should.

NEED HELP PREPARING FOR YOUR RACE? SIGN UP FOR 1LIFE1YOU FITNESS “1ON1 COACHING”


It Gives You Focus

Once you sign up, you have to start training, eating, and recovering right. Whether it’s a 5K or a marathon or a Spartan Race, your health and fitness program has to match your end goal (finishing the race).


Every time I’ve signed up for any race, I become more dialed in with my training.


Face Your Fears

A lot of people say, “I’m not ready” “I CANT” “I’m not in shape”… but, trust me, with a lot of these events, there isn’t “a shape”.


I’ve seen people who would be considered “overweight” run marathons, and I’ve seen Seniors run obstacle course races.


It’s not about be better than person next to you, it’s about just pushing yourself to be better. And we can all do that!


Accomplishment

There’s nothing better than seeing all your hard work pay off. And that feeling comes at the finish line.


The sense of accomplishment. The sitting on top of the world feeling is almost unmatched.


Run YOUR race. Your pace. And make it to the end, and tell me that doesn’t feel amazing

Are you going to sign up for a race? have you already? Let me know!

Also, philly area people, check out the local list I’ve put together of races happening this year — 2020 Races