Your Daily Game Plan
Olympic Circuit Training
Three-time Olympic gymnast John Roethlisbergerâ€™s circuit workout
Perhaps the most physically fit (and jacked!) of all athletes are gymnasts. And if you want to look like an Olympian, itâ€™s time to start training like one.
So we got three-time Olympic gymnast (and Mudsanity co-creator) John Roethlisberger to help us help you go from flab to fit.
(You should rest no more than 20 seconds between exercises. Warning: this circuit is intense, so consult a doctor and your local morgue before attempting.)
â€śThis is CrossFit before CrossFit,â€ť says Roethlisberger. So start off with an easy, 100-foot sprint. NBD, bro.
2. Handstand pushups, max repetitions
You just need a wall.
3. Leg lifts, max repetitions
Donâ€™t have a bar to hang from? Do 20 V-ups instead.
4. Box jumps, max repetitions
Stack the boxes as high as you can possibly reach. â€śIf you can do more than 10, itâ€™s not high enough,â€ť says Roethlisberger.
5. Pull-ups, max repetitions
Even better than pull-ups? Rope climbs, up and down as many times as you can.
6. Pushups, max repetitions
Or parallel bar dips, whichever is least likely to give you a massive stroke at this point.
7. Arch-ups, 15
If, instead of hanging from a bench, youâ€™re doing these on your stomach, try for at least 30.
8. Squat jumps, 30
Go down, jump up as high as you can. Simple, unless you have a low-ceilinged gym. In which case we hope you enjoy the taste of plaster.
9. V-ups, tuck-ups alternating, 30 of each
And youâ€™re done. â€śIf you do it right, as hard as you can, you only need to do it once," notes Roethlisberger. So no need to repeat the circuit â€¦ until tomorrow!