3 Sprint Workouts To Try Right Now

Running is great for you (duh!), but sprints are a whole different thing.

Getting the benefits of cardio with added fat burning and muscle building.

Try out these 3 Sprint Interval Workouts

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.

True Stories From My Time As A Personal Trainer

While we are all at home in quarantine, I’ve decided to start this series. True stories from my time as a personal trainer.

I’ve been a personal trainer for about 5 years now, and I’ve seen (and heard) a lot of stuff!

A quick background on me:

-Did personal training in a chain gym for about 4 months

-Training from my house and outdoors for about 5 months

-Opened up a private studio to train one on one and in small groups for about 4 years

Some of the stories I’ll tell are motivational, some comical, some just crazy. But, all true.

I’ll be splitting these into 3 story series

Here is Volume 1:

1. “What did we walk in to?!”

2. “Just the warmup”

3. “Wait… that’s NOT your name?”

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Here is Volume 2:

1. “The Amazing BoxJump”

2. “Arm Day Gone Bad”

3. “The Disappearing Man

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You can also listen to these stories through the 1LIFE1YOU Podcast:

Training Stories Part 1

Training Stories Part 2

Stay tuned, as I’ll continue to tell stories as they come to my mind.