Workout of the week: 30-min 100 reps strength workout
ALL LEVELS / 100 reps strength workout / 30 minutes
Equipment: Barbell & kettlebell
What is the first thing that crosses your mind when you think about strength workouts? For us, it’s how boring they can become with their predefined set of reps. Don’t get us wrong, we absolutely recognize their importance. However, some are just reps in the machines — and those are not our style.
Still, at EVO, we’re enthusiastic about spicing up your workouts — it’s all about making them fun, creative, and, most importantly, effective. After all, isn’t variety the spice of life?
That’s why we created this challenge: a 30-min 100 reps strength workout. It consists of 4 exercises plus 1. Your goal is to complete 100 reps of each of these first 4 exercises in under 30 minutes. Of course, you don’t have to perform the 100 reps in a row: you can divide it. 10, 15, or 25 reps each time: it’s completely up to you. The added challenge here is that every time you switch to the next exercise, you have to perform 10 burpees — our plus one exercise and the number 5 on the list below.
Barbell push press
Let the challenge begin!
100 reps of each of the first 4 exercises, in no particular order
10 burpees each time you switch exercises
Equipment: Barbell & kettlebell
Duration: 30 minutes
WORKING OUT FROM HOME? NO PROBLEM.
Barbell = broomstick to place on the bag handles that you’re using as kettlebell
Kettlebell = bag with some weights, such as books, cans of food
WORKOUT EXERCISE LIST
1 – BARBELL PUSH PRESS
With your feet shoulder-width apart, grab the barbell.
Place the bar on the front of your shoulders.
Drop into a shallow squat.
Then, press up using your heels while simultaneously driving the bar above your head until your arms are straight.
Lower the bar down to your chest.
2 – BARBELL ROW
Grab a suitably loaded barbell with a shoulder-width grip. Engage the core and set the shoulders.
Lift the bar to assume a standing position – this is your start position.
Keeping the core engaged and the shoulders set, hinge at the hips until the bar is just below the knees. Row the bar towards your belly button and lower again. That’s one rep.
3 – KETTLEBELL SWING
Hold the kettlebell with two hands and hinge the hips to initiate a swing.
Rapidly drive hip extension to swing the kettlebell upwards.
Control the downswing with a hip hinge swinging the kettlebell between the legs.
4 – DEADLIFTS
Stand behind the bar with feet hip to shoulder-width apart. The feet should be close to the bar.
From here, bend the knees slightly and push the hips back to bend down and grab the bar, keeping back straight. Once you have the bar, keep the back straight, engage the core, and drive the hips forward and up, returning to standing. Keep the shoulder and core set through the movement.
When you have a full hip extension, keep everything engaged as you slightly bend the knees and reverse the move to lower the bar (either back to the floor or a low hang position).
5 – BURPEE
10 reps every time you switch exercise
Start in a standing position and engage the core.
Begin the movement by quickly bending down, reaching the hands towards the floor in front of the feet. As you do this, simultaneously jump, bringing your legs back, and land on the floor in a push-up position.
Perform a push-up and, on the way up, drive the hips up rapidly and jump into a squat position. Return to upright and repeat continuously for reps or time.
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