This workout is not really my general style. It isn’t super explosive, and it is totally devoid of the burpee, and yet it is such a surprising kick in the pants. You are going to read it and be like, meh, but I warn you, a student of mine’s husband had to take off her
The Rundown…The V-Up is the problem child of the sit up and the leg lift. They have the ability to start friendly – your legs are straight, your arms are straight, you are relishing in your core’s ability to unite your fingers and toes above your body – and then you get slapped in the
My feelings about food have changed a lot throughout the years, and let me tell you, until finding Paleo, that relationship had been like dating a 24 year old man – consuming, indulgent, and finicky as all hell. I would say that my not so awesome relationship with food began in boarding school. Transplanted across
The Run Down…Oh, the burpee. How I love this exercise. It makes me so sad when people are not as enamored as I am of this exercise. No, but seriously, why wouldn’t you want to do burpees?! They are a full body, explosive exercise that involves self-congratulation at the top of each rep (aka the
The Run Down…Pushups are just quality. Nothing crazy, nothing super complicated, just quality work: arms, back, core, even legs (bet you don’t always think of those puppies when doing push-ups.) They are one of those knitty-gritty exercises that not only build and maintain strength, but also make it apparent when we are lacking in it.
The Run Down…So simple, yet so often shorted by several crucial inches. The air squat is a beautiful thing. Do you want to know how I feel every time someone does quite literally a half-assed air squat: like someone ripped an ice cream cone out of my hand (that is when I ate ice cream,)
The Run Down… I call these puppies squat thrusts. Some wimpy people call them burpees. Yes. I said wimpy, because these little gems take out the apex move of the burpee: the push-up. You aren’t allowed to say you are doing a burpee in my book if you are not suffering through that damn push-up.