5 Unique Exercises

You like different and unique exercises and there’s nothing wrong with that, either.  It’s always good to spice up your usual routine.  Here are some of my favorite unique exercises:

Spiderman Pushup Plank

This is where you hold the bottom of a Spiderman Pushup for a certain length of time, then switch sides.  If you haven’t tried it, start with 5 secs/side, and work your way up from there.

Total Body Extension

I know I talked about this last week, but it’s an incredible way to get your heart rate up without impacting the joints.  Squat down and bring your arms back behind you.  Then stand up and raise your arms above your head, extending the body.

I first learned this from my friend and coach, Craig Ballantyne. I’ll be honest.  I laughed and scoffed at it at first.  Then I did 15 reps and changed my mind.

Spiderman Pullup

Speaking of Spiderman (Were we talking about Spiderman?), this is where you you perform a pullup, but as you bring  yourself up, you bend your leg at the knee on one side.  Then repeat for the other side.  Good times for the obliques.

Bulgarian Split Squat with Front Foot Elevated

This is where you perform a Bulgarian Squat, but your front foot (the one that is out in front) is on a small step or platform.  This allows for a deeper squat and great for people who sit a lot.


Burpee Spiderman Pushup Combo

Perform a burpee, but right after you kick your feet out, perform a Spiderman Pushup (1/side), then bring your feet back in and jump up (or just stand up).  You’re welcome.

Alright, it’s time to train my clients and prepare for my trip to California.  I’m looking forward to hearing Alwyn Cosgrove, Craig Ballanytne, John Romaniello and other great people.

Let the good times roll – this is between me and you… With my presentation on Sunday, I’m going to show my before picture, then follow that with my after picture with the caption, “6 minutes later after just one finisher!”.

Excuse me, but what’s awesome?  This guy ===> Mikey

Talk to ya soon,

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