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:

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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

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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 10/14/2016

Enjoy this weeks WOD, inspired by the new Gears of War 4!  Get ready for a sweat session that will prepare you for anything thrown your way.  Brought to you by the awesome folks at WOD-RX.

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The Kait Diaz:

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10 – 6 second sprints

20 Burpees

30 Leap Frogs

40 Reverse Lunges

50 Push ups

60 Side to Side Jumps

70 Jumping Jacks

80 Dips

90 Squats

100 second Plank

 

The JD Fenix:

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10 – 7 second sprints

20 High Knees

30 Burpees

40 Leap Frogs

50 Reverse Lunges

60 Push ups

70 Side to Side Jumps

80 Jumping Jacks

90 Dips

100 Squats

110 second Plank

 

The Marcus Fenix:

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10 – 8 second sprints

20 Pull ups

30 High Knees

40 Burpees

50 Leap Frogs

60 Reverse Lunges

70 Push ups

80 Side to Side Jumps

90 Jumping Jacks

100 Dips

110 Squats

120 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:

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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:

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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:

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4 Rounds:

10 Pullups 

8 Chin ups

6 Wide Grip Pull ups

10 Knees to chest

20 Second Hangs

10 Burpees

 

The Selene:

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4 Rounds:

12 Pullups

10 Chin ups

6 Wide Grip Pull ups

12Knees to chest

25 Second Hangs

12 Burpees

Wreck It Weekend WOD 8/26/16

Happy Friday!  Take a day to get off the couch and crush this leg/cardio circuit.  It will help build some muscle while kicking your fat burning potential into high gear. This is inspired by our superhero ladies of the universe and is brought to you by the always awesome WOD-RX!

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The Storm:

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6 Sets:

10 Squat Jumps

10 Scissor Squats

10 Wide Squats

10 Half Burpees

20 Ice Skaters

30 Second Plank

 

The Mystique:

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6 Sets:

15 Squat Jumps

15 Scissor Squats

15 Wide Squats

15 Half Burpees

30 Ice Skaters

45 Second Plank

 

The Wonder Woman:

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6 Sets:

20 Squat Jumps

20 Scissor Squats

20 Wide Squats

20 Half Burpees

40 Ice Skaters

1:00 Minute Plank

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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Regret: The Poison We Drink Willingly

We tend to spend a large portion of our time and mental power focused on the events of the past.  We constantly ask ourselves, “If I had done X, would Y be any different?”  We repeatedly visit moments in our memories that have hurt, wronged, or injured our psyche.  I have found myself, many times, sifting through the wreckage of my past like a gold miner during the rush.  I pour over each detail with extreme scrutiny and attempt to point out the flaws in a previous conversation, action, or decision.

This introspective review usually occurs at night, before bed and tends to happen almost automatically.  It’s like I have programmed my brain to digest everything I did that day, that week, that year, or even 15 years ago and then analyze my mistakes and shortcomings.  My brain doesn’t seem to recognize time lines and blends all these painful memories or subpar judgement calls into one horror film that I sit through time and time again, without popcorn.  This is mind numbing ridiculousness.  These repeated self-critiques lead to unnecessary anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, and guilt.

I feel this is a cycle that most people are caught, destined to continuously regurgitate past experiences in a negative arena that stunts growth and inhibits one’s ability to truly learn.  When all we focus on is what we should have done instead of what can be done now, we lose out on multiple opportunities to become who we are meant to be.  The mental anguish of constantly reliving painful experiences is a completely insane thing to do.

We can’t change anything that has occurred anymore than we can reason with a wasp about its stinging escapades.  We must resist the urge to finely comb our past for discrepancies and, instead, turn our attention to the lessons learned from these “sub-par” performances.  Life, for me, is a collection of lessons.  Each lesson is meant to show me a part of myself that I didn’t know existed or was afraid to understand.  Every hardship, problem, uncomfortable moment, or difficult situation is another opportunity to gain insight into who I am.

When I approach my past from the perspective of opportunity, I don’t feel the same anxiety, fear, and shame that I once did.  I make note of the lessons life taught me in these memories and strive to correct my behavior for future “tests”.  After I have done my objective critique, I release the experience.  I don’t dwell, ponder, or beat myself up over things that should have been done differently.  I remember that the moment is now past and time machines aren’t working yet.  The only thing I can do NOW is to fix what I found lacking and try again tomorrow.

The mental anguish of constantly reliving painful experiences is a completely insane thing to do.

As an example:  Not too long ago, I botched a sales opportunity.  I thought I had everything taken care of and the decision would end in my favor.  It came down to the wire and the prospect wound up staying with the current company.  Why?  I had not expelled all doubt in the program I offered him and didn’t completely understand his exact motives behind his decisions.  At first, I blamed the customer for not accepting my “brilliant” proposal.  I went through every detail for days, making myself sick over the reasons why I lost the account.  I should have been of done A, B, C, etc.  I finally stopped, pulled out a piece of paper, and wrote the words, “What I learned” at the top of the page.  I made a list of my faults, my assumptions, and my mistakes.  I read the list aloud and saw what I had done wrong.  After the reading, I threw the page in the garbage.  What’s past is past.  I now know what I need to do for the next proposal with this client and with any other client in the future.  I chose to take my lesson and let the “should have been pain” go.  The only thing I can influence is the progress I make today.

Let go of the past hardships and poor decisions that you have made.  Take note of how you can improve from the experiences of yesterday and convert those points into actions.  Nothing good every comes from exhausting all the options that could have been taken.  The event has come and gone.  It is time to free yourself from the constraints of the you from yesterday, last week, or last year.  Make a commitment to filing away the person you used to be and the decisions that keep you up at night.  Strive to learn from your mistakes and grow out of those uncomfortable moments.  Focus on today and you will find that life is beautiful when you live for now instead of yesterday.

Weekend Workout 4/15/16

Happy Friday!  Spend some time this this weekend testing your mental and physical limits.  Here are some options to get yourself in gear and see how hard you can crush, Jungle Book Style!

 

The Baloo:

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50 Backwards Lunges

5o Body Squats

50 Pushups

50 Pull ups

50 Yard Bear Crawl

1 Mile Run – 12 minutes or less

 

The Bagheera:

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75 Backwards Lunges

75 Body Squats

75 Pushups

75 Pull ups

75 Yard Bear Crawl

1 Mile Run – 10 minutes or less

 

The Shere Khan:

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100 Backwards Lunges

100 Body Squats

100 Pushups

100 Pull ups

100 Yard Bear Crawl

1 Mile Run – 9 minutes or less

Weekend Workout 4/8/2016

We hope you have had an awesome and productive week.  Here is your weekly challenge to see if we can’t put a smile on that face!

 

The Loki:

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50 Kettle bell Swings

1 Minute Rows – Rowing Machine

50 Goblet Squats

5/10 Second Sprints

50 Mountain Climbers

20 Burpees

100 Jumping Jacks

 

The Harley Quinn:

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75 Kettle bell Swings

1:30  Rows – Rowing Machine

75 Goblet Squats

5/10 Second Sprints

75 Mountain Climbers

25 Burpees

150 Jumping Jacks

 

The Joker:

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100 Kettle bell Swings

2 Minute Rows – Rowing Machine

100 Goblet Squats

5/10 Second Sprints

100 Mountain Climbers

30 Burpees

200 Jumping Jacks

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