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To continue our QUARAN-TRAINING SERIES the question of the day is: “I can’t get to the gym to lift… what can I do to maintain some degree of strength?”
Long story short, especially at this time, let’s not make the perfect the enemy of the good. Exercise of any description is a great thing, and as long as you stick with our new paradigms of social distancing!
Body weight circuits are fantastic for the maintenance of general fitness and strength endurance. The most simple approach to take is to use interval training principles and the most simple intervals are Tabata timings – 20 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest and repeated for 4 minutes. Warm up then knock out three to four tabatas and we have a workout people… 🙂
Straight up tabatas are grueling, but not impossible. Make sure that your technique is sound, contact your coach with questions, but you should know enough from your normal S2ozzie work! Examples of likely exercises include pushups, bodyweight squats and burpees. I am a huge an of “split tabatas” – so by that I mean pick two different exercises and alternate them for the duration of the four minute Tabata.
We rest and we rust… keep active S2ozzies!