Wreck It Weekend WOD 11/11/16

Welcome to another weekend of crush city action.  Get out, wherever you are, and take a step in the fit direction.  This weekend is inspired by the trippy Dr. Strange epic.  After a sweat session, reward yourself with some visual barrage of awesome.  Brought to you by the amazing WOD-RX!

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The Mordo:

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3 Rounds:

10 Wide Squats

10 Narrow Squats

10 Jump Squats

3 Rounds:

10 Wide Push Ups

10 Narrow Push Ups

10 Clap Push Ups

3 Rounds:

25 Crunches

40 Mountain Climbers

30 Second Plank

 

The Ancient One:

ancient-one

3 Rounds:

15 Wide Squats

15 Narrow Squats

15 Jump Squats

3 Rounds:

12 Wide Push Ups

12 Narrow Push Ups

12 Clap Push Ups

3 Rounds:

35 Crunches

50 Mountain Climbers

45 Second Plank

 

The Dr. Strange:

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3 Rounds:

20 Wide Squats

20 Narrow Squats

20 Jump Squats

3 Rounds:

15 Wide Push Ups

15 Narrow Push Ups

15 Clap Push Ups

3 Rounds:

50 Crunches

60 Mountain Climbers

1:00 Minute Plank

 

Wreck It Weekend WOD 11/5/16

This weekend’s workout is inspired by the Cubs triumphant return to glory.  Congratulations on breaking that 108 year losing streak!  Brought to you by the awesome WOD-RX.

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The Kris Bryant

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3 Rounds:

15 Push ups

20 Lunges

8 Burpees

8 Pull Ups

15 Jump Squat

30 Second Wall Sit

30 Second Plank

 

The Jake Arrieta

arrieta

3 Rounds:

20 Push ups

25 Lunges

10 Burpees

10 Pull Ups

20 Jump Squat

45 Second Wall Sit

45 Second Plank

 

The Anthony Rizzo

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4 Rounds:

25 Push ups

25 Lunges

10 Burpees

12 Pull Ups

25 Jump Squat

60 Second Wall Sit

60 Second Plank

Wreck It Weekend WOD 9/30/16

Here is a little chest and legs crush session that will leave you quivering in your sneakers.  Perform every round before moving to the other body part.  Brought to you by the always amazing WOD-RX.  Also, check out the new netflix series Luke Cage, full season out today!

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The Cotton Mouth:

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3 Rounds:

20 Wide Squats

20 Narrow Squats

20 Regular Squats

20 Reverse Lunges

3 Rounds:

10 Wide Push Ups

10 Narrow Push Ups

10 Regular Push Ups

8 Burpees

 

The Jessica Jones:

jessica-jones

3 Rounds:

25 Wide Squats

25 Narrow Squats

25 Regular Squats

25 Reverse Lunges

3 Rounds:

15 Wide Push Ups

15 Narrow Push Ups

15 Regular Push Ups

10 Burpees

 

The Luke Cage:

luke-cage

3 Rounds:

30 Wide Squats

30 Narrow Squats

30 Regular Squats

30 Reverse Lunges

3 Rounds:

20 Wide Push Ups

20 Narrow Push Ups

20 Regular Push Ups

12 Burpees

Wreck It Weekend WOD 9/9/16

We hope that your work week has been short and your life is full of obstacles that got dominated!  These past few weekend workouts have been pretty body part specific and we wanted to continue the trend with a Back Blast.  All you need to find is a pull up bar to help you sweat this weekend.  Inspired by the new Underworld:Blood Wars trailer and brought to you buy the always awesome WOD-RX.

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The Vampire:

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4 Rounds:

8 Pull ups

6 Chin ups

4 Wide Grip Pull ups

8 Knees to chest

15 Second Hangs

8 Burpees

 

The Lycan:

lycan

4 Rounds:

10 Pullups 

8 Chin ups

6 Wide Grip Pull ups

10 Knees to chest

20 Second Hangs

10 Burpees

 

The Selene:

selene

4 Rounds:

12 Pullups

10 Chin ups

6 Wide Grip Pull ups

12Knees to chest

25 Second Hangs

12 Burpees

Wreck It Weekend WOD 8/12/16

Happy Friday! It’s time to test our limits and see what we can do.  These workouts are designed to be a test for you to see where you are in your fitness.  They can help you see where your strengths and weaknesses are and provide some insight towards tailoring your workout regimen to address this information.  You can always revisit an old workout to see how and where you have improved!  This week is inspired by the awesomeness of the Olympics and brought to you by WOD-RX!

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The Ryan Lochte:

United States' Ryan Lochte reacts after finishing first in the men's 400-meter individual medley swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Saturday, July 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza)

50 Kettle Bell Swings

25 Burpees

100 Jumping Jacks

50 Squats

60 Lunges

100 Side to Side Jumps

8 – 10 second sprints

 

Simone Biles:

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75 Kettle Bell Swings

40 Burpees

200 Jumping Jacks

75 Squats

80 Lunges

150 Side to Side Jumps

10 – 10 second sprints

 

Michael Phelps:

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100 Kettle Bell Swings

60 Burpees

300 Jumping Jacks

100 Squats

100 Lunges

200 Side to Side Jumps

12 – 10 second sprints

Wreck It WOD Weekend 8/5/16

Time to get your fitness game strong before you head out to see Suicide Squad!  Make the Joker Proud and test yourself with this Bonkers Workout.  Brought to you by WOD-RX!

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This weekend is a bit different.  Your challenge is to finish.  The faster your time, the more insanely fit you must be.  If you don’t complete all the reps, take note of what you accomplished and set a course to tackle your weaknesses.  You can crush this test anywhere.  Just get your mind right, focus, and grit through the burn.  Welcome to the Suicide Squad performance exam!

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100 Chest to Floor Pushups

100 Ass to Grass Squats

100 Lunges

100 Outside Knee Mountain Climbers

100 Leap Frogs

100 Bench Step Ups

300 Jump Rope

50 Burpees

100 Crunches

50 Leg Lifts

2:00 Plank

 

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Wreck It Weekend WOD 7/29/16

In honor of Jason Bourne out in theaters, here is your assassin inspired weekend smash fest!  Brought to you by WOD-RX.

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The Bourne Identity:

Bourne-Identity

3 Rounds

30 Second High Knees

30 Jumping Jacks

25 Push ups

3 Rounds

1:00 Mountain Climbers

10 Burpees

25 Squats

3 Rounds

45 Second Wall Sits

30 Side to Side Jumps

1:00 Elbow Planks

 

The Bourne Supremacy:

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3 Rounds

45 Second High Knees

45 Jumping Jacks

30 Push ups

3 Rounds

1:20 Mountain Climbers

12 Burpees

30 Squats

3 Rounds

1:00 Wall Sits

45 Side to Side Jumps

1:20 Elbow Planks

 

The Bourne Ultimatum:

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3 Rounds

60 Second High Knees

60 Jumping Jacks

35 Push ups

3 Rounds

1:40 Mountain Climbers

15 Burpees

35 Squats

3 Rounds

1:15 Second Wall Sits

60 Side to Side Jumps

1:30 Elbow Planks

Weekend Workout 7/22/16

Welcome to Cardio Blitz weekend that’s inspired by the new Star Trek: Beyond!  Get a good sweat, torch some fat, and feel good about yourself.  Brought to you by WOD-RX!

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The Uhura:

Zoë Saldana plays Uhura in Star Trek Beyond from Paramount Pictures, Skydance, Bad Robot, Sneaky Shark and Perfect Storm Entertainment

3 Rounds

50 Jumping Jacks

20 Jump Squats

10 Half Burpees

3 Rounds

10 Second Sprint

20 Lunges

20 Leap Frogs

3 Rounds

40 Side to Side Jumps

20 Bench Step Ups

50 Jump Ropes

 

The Spock: (This is Illogical) 

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3 Rounds

60 Jumping Jacks

25 Jump Squats

12 Half Burpees

3 Rounds

11 Second Sprint

25 Lunges

25 Leap Frogs

3 Rounds

60 Side to Side Jumps

30 Bench Step Ups

75 Jump Ropes

 

The Captain Kirk: (Pure Will)

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3 Rounds

100 Jumping Jacks

30 Jump Squats

15 Half Burpees

3 Rounds

12 Second Sprint

30 Lunges

30 Leap Frogs

3 Rounds

80 Side to Side Jumps

40 Bench Step Ups

100 Jump Ropes

Weekend Workout 6/23/16

Check out this weekend’s workout, inspired by the new Kevin Hart/The Rock comedy, Central Intelligence!  Brought to you by WOD-RX.

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The Kevin Hart:

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1 Mile Run

50 Kettlebell Swings

50 Body Squats

50 Jump Lunges

40 Wide Pushups

2:00 Planks

 

The Dwayne Johnson:

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1 Mile Run

50 One Arm Kettle Bell Swings (Each Arm)

75 Wide Set Body Squats

50 Reverse Lunges

25 Regular Push Ups

25 Wide Push Ups

25 Diamond Push Ups

3:00 Planks

 

The “Rock”:

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50 Body Squats

50 Narrow Set Body Squats

50 Wide Set Body Squats

75 Clap Push Ups

40 Burpees

75 Kettlebell Swings

4:00 Planks

1.5 Mile Run

Slump City: Stuck in Our Own Misery

How often do we get amped up to make big changes and fix our flaws for good? How many times have we decided that we will break free of our bad habits and achieve the happiness of our dreams? The number, in my experience, is incalculable. Typically, I move strong, full speed ahead, for a week or two. My discipline is on point and nothing gets in the way of my well thought out plan of success. Then I give in to a banned temptation or I indulge one of my vices.

The mental twists return in full force and, before I know it, I am repeating the same errors that I recently repented against. I find myself searching over and over again for the strength to bypass my hardwired laziness, negative outlook, and deeply ingrained self-sabotaging behavior. Where did I go wrong?

Like most humans, I suffer from being too hard on myself. I also tend to bite off way more then I can chew when it comes to changing my behaviors. I make great progress then the weight of my challenge becomes too much for my will to bear and I buckle. Like concrete, one crack quickly leads to another fissure that ripples through the foundation. Once I give in to one vice, it becomes so much easier to allow another slip until I am right back at square one.

I was a “dry drunk”, as they say. I had to come to terms with my flawed thinking and make a decision to do something about it.

I call this “slump city”. I get to a state of stalemate. I know I need to get back on the horse but each day that goes by the horse gets taller and the saddle becomes harder to reach. I begin to loathe myself for giving in and the shame of my decisions keeps me grounded in misery. I want to achieve my dreams but I can’t bring my butt off the couch.

In order to break the cycle of shame, we must accept our current situation. We have to be completely honest with ourselves about what we want and what needs to be done to get there. Everyone makes mistakes and that is okay. It’s time to stop crying and rolling in our pain.  The cure is Action. The only way to complete a journey is to put our heads down, focus, and take a step forward. Each step builds on the one before until we look up and see our destination in sight.

Every time that I get depressed or stunted it is always because of inaction.  I let my outside circumstances take president over my spiritual serenity.  I get overwhelmed by my job, my house projects, my relationship, or my family issues.  This pushes me into a shock like state where I feel incapable of completing the tasks at hand.  It is so much easier to curl up in the bed, put on a t.v. show and pretend that my problems will melt away.  This always leads to a building of tension.  A rational person would prioritize the issues and work through them systematically like a “to-do” list or ask someone for a little help. Unfortunately, I am far from rational and I require a significant amount of emotional pain before I make a move.

I went through this slump for a few weeks this past month.  I didn’t want to post anything, workout, go to work, eat right, or deal with my problems.  I made excuses for each one of my crappy behaviors and it was absolutely miserable. My selfishness had caused me to neglect my responsibilities and obligations.  I was a “dry drunk”, as they say.  I had to come to terms with my flawed thinking and make a decision to do something about it.

The turning point is when I asked for help.  I prayed for guidance in my life, called someone with an objective opinion, and tried to help someone else like me.  I got out of my own skin and remembered how amazing my life is today compared to how it was two years ago.  Once I finally started doing the work required of me, my mental road blocks began to disintegrate.  Through action, I was able to combat fear, remorse, resentment, selfishness, dishonesty, and pain.

This can be true for anyone, even if you’re not an alcoholic or drug addict.  Don’t be too afraid or too proud to ask for help, from God or another human being, because we all need a hand fighting our demons.  Start taking some steps towards a better life by actually working through the plan that you have set.  Most importantly, be grateful for the life you have now and the opportunity you have been given to be the best you possible.  Live your life with love and fulfillment.  When you get into Slump City, remember stop sulking and start working.  You will be back to normal in no time!