I ask just about everyone I know to come to the Fit Pit with me. But I get it. Even though I swear it’s super friendly and welcoming and awesome, it can look a bit, well, intimidating. (Heck, I was scared you-know-what-less the first time I went!) So when I asked our own assistant editor Erika if she wanted to join me for a workout and she said yes — guys, I was SO stoked. You can never have too many friends to work out with!
The first two workouts we did together, I totally forgot to snap a photo. (Bad blogger, bad!) But apparently the third time is a charm — a really challenging charm. Here’s the workout we did. As you might imagine, it’s called Wicked Couplets for a reason.
Here’s how it works: you do 30 burpees, then 30 muscle snatches, then 20 burpees, then 20 muscle snatches, then 10 burpees and 10 muscle snatches for time. Then, rest 5 minutes. Then do the same style of rep count for the second couplet; this time alternating wall ball and pull-ups. The whole thing took us about 30 minutes, and I won’t lie, it was pretty darn tough. This was my first time doing a muscle snatch, and I COULD FEEL IT the next day. So could Erika. (She did great by the way!)
Because I know not everyone has access to barbells or has the proper coaching on Olympic lifts like snatches (they are tricky and important to do with proper form), I thought it might be fun to tweak this workout to use just dumbbells. Check this out …
Do either version and I can almost guarantee that after you’ll be feeling like this.
And within 24 hours, feeling like this. In a good way, of course.
What’s the last workout you did that totally kicked your fit bottom? A couple of days after this I somehow did a 5K — and had fun! —Jenn