Hey, hi, hello! I hope your Tuesday is off to a good start! I'm typing up this blog post on Monday night after a long day, starting at 4AM, of a sick dog (poor Munchkin). Crossing my fingers that by the time you all are reading this post that she feels a little bit better!
Since it's been a long day and I'm a pretty tired, this post may be on the shorter side! Has anyone heard of AMRAP workouts before? It stands for 'As Many Reps As Possible'. These workouts showed up frequently for my students during my teaching days during grad school and when told that we would be doing an AMRAP workout, the students knew it was going to be a challenging day.
AMRAP workouts consist of a set amount of exercises for a certain amount of minutes. This is pretty much what the Kayla Itsines' BBG program is! For example, you could have two different 'AMRAPS' for two sets of six minutes each.
AMRAP 1 could be - 24 lunges (12 each leg), 15 jump squats, 15 push-ups, & 15 squats
AMRAP 2 could be - 40 mt. climbers (20 each leg), 15 sit-ups, 16 plank-ups (8 each arm), & 15 sumo squats
You would start with AMRAP 1 by setting your timer for 6 minutes. Go through the exercises until time is up. How many times can you get through AKA how many reps can you get through? Remember, never compromise your form to go at a faster pace - you can get injured that way! Once the timer goes off, move onto AMRAP 2, set your timer for six minutes and go through those reps/exercises until the timer goes off. Go back to AMRAP 1 and 2 one more time.
AMRAP workouts are tough, but so worth it in my opinion - you'll end up nice and sweaty at the end! You can change them up with any exercises you want. Want to work on more cardio one day? Throw in more cardio-based exercises. Want to focus more on legs? Add in more leg moves!
AMRAP workouts are just another way to add variety to your typical exercise routine. I think it's really important (at least for me) to switch up my workout routine to fight boredom and to keep my muscles guessing!
Have you guys tried AMRAP workouts before or did you try the one in this blog post? Let me know in the comments!
Sorry for the lack of pictures in today's post. Catch ya tomorrow for a pretty, picture-filled one :)