We (a group of 6) are out at a very nice chalet about 40 miles from Salzburg (220 miles from Vienna) and we’ve spent the week biking, hiking, and rafting in an amazing environment. I’ve also done a couple of bodyweight workouts in the backyard of the idyllic chalet we’ve rented.
Monday was a complete off-day (traveling), but on Tuesday morning we set up gymnastics rings and I did:
– 200 pushups (rings, decline close-grip, regular)
– strap fallouts (like ab wheel rollouts)
– strap x-body mountain climbers
– Ring rows
However, I aggravated an old upper back injury during Sunday’s workout in Lithuania, so I wasn’t able to do as many rows as I would have liked.
Sunday’s workout was short but fast paced, and I think it was the burpees that led to my upper back/neck issue. It’s not a big deal, just an old injury, and I’ll get it fixed when I arrive back in Toronto on Monday.
Sunday started with a big bodyweight warm-up followed by…
2A) 30 Second Burpees
2B) 30 Second Diagonal Lunges
3A) Towel Chest Press
3B) Reverse Lunges
– No rest between exercises – Repeat twice.
4A) 20 Second Burpees
4B) Mountain Climbers
5A) 10 Second Burpees
5B) Close Grip Pushups to Failure
5C) Bodyweight Squat – Timed Intervals
Followed by a swim in a cool Lithuanian lake, then a nap, and then one last sauna party with Karaoke. Lots of fun.
Question: What type of workout plan do you follow? Your workouts seem to change all the time?
Answer: This is only because I’m traveling. When I am at home in Toronto, I follow this 4-day per week schedule:
Workout A – Squat focus
Deadlift focus Workout D – Meathead Upper Body Off
So my workouts are actually quite structured.
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Train hard but safe,
Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS Certified Turbulence Trainer