My recommended FE-Life workout for today requires a computer or device that can access the internet, and a kettlebell or dumbbell.
- Target Muscles: heart, full-body
- 1-10 Difficulty Rating: 6.5
- Workout Time: An hour +
Ensure that your muscles are warm; I recommend doing the Moji warm-up.
Log on to the Google Maps Pedometer, and turn on its ‘elevation’ feature on ‘large’ view. Plot out a course in your local neighborhood that provides an aggregate 1,000 feet of elevation change. Go for a walk, jog, run, or combination of the three on the course you select.
After you finish your walk, jog, and or run do two sets of five Turkish Get-Ups per body-side using either a kettlebell (preferable) or a dumbbell.
Pay particular attention to your form while performing the get-ups. They are tremendous full-body exercises, but they can cause injury if done improperly.
To make the workout easier and shorter, plan a route that has an aggregate 500 feet elevation change. Alternatively, you can use a treadmill and set it to a course that provides the amount of elevation change you desire. Adjust the sets and reps of the get-ups as desired.
I post a new workout each day of the week. Clearly, “rest days” are prudent in anyone’s workout schedule. My advice is to select four or five of the workouts I recommend in a week, and do them over four or five days—one workout per day; rest on the other days. I always list the target muscles each routine calls upon. It would be wise to choose workouts that address the entire body over a given week.