My recommended FE-Life workout today is essentially an active rest routine. You will need walking shoes, and a TRX Suspension Trainer. For an overview, and the pros and cons of suspension training, click here.
- Target Muscles: core
- 1-10 Difficulty Rating: 3.5
- Workout Time: 45 minutes
Ensure that your muscles are warm; I recommend doing the Moji warm-up.
Go for a two-mile walk over undulating terrain at about an eighteen-minute-mile pace. Pick a particular “object” to look for while on the walk—perhaps ‘blue cars,’ or yellow houses.’ When finished with the walk, do TRX Suspension crunch to pikes—reps equal the number of times you saw your object.
The above video shows a number of great TRX core exercises using a slackline to increase intensity (:40 shows crunch to pikes).
Since the routine is an active rest workout there should not be need for much modification. If you do not have a suspension trainer, you can do v-ups instead of suspended crunch to pikes.
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.