The 7 Day 100 Challenge

Posted in Body Weight, Fitness, Workouts on June 28th, 2013 by Thomas Rye – Be the first to comment
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Amateur or Pro, Average Joe or He-man, the 100 challenge is structured to get you on your A-Game, no matter what your level of fitness is.

7 Days – 7 Challenges – 100 reps each

Day 1 – 100 pushups
Too easy? Do decline pushups, pike presses or handstand pushups

Day 2 – 100 situps
Too easy? Do decline situps, frog situps or V-ups

Day 3 – 100 minute run (1 hr 40 mins)
Too easy? Wear a weighted vest or run hills

Day 4 – 100 Pullups
Too easy? Wear a weighted vest, do strict pullups or muscle ups

Day 5 – 100 Lunges/Squats
Too easy? Do pistols or bulgrian lunges

Day 6 – 100 minute bike ride (1 hr 40 mins)
Too easy? Ride hills

Day 7 – 100 Burpees
Too easy? Bring your knees to your chest with every jump or raise a leg high on each pushup


Beginners:
Break the 100s into chunks that you can handle. Don’t slack off, but allow yourself the recovery time between sets so that you can eventually get all of them in – even if it takes you an hour or two.

Intermediate:
Time each challenge. Try to better your time each time you do it. Challenge a friend to a friendly competition – DON’T SACRIFICE FORM THOUGH.

Advanced:
100 is apparently a low number to you. Without sacrificing form, do the challenge as fast as you can – get those twitch muscles on their toes!

Ultimate Challenge:
Time yourself on the full challenge – every exercise back-to-back.

 

Note: While all of these are difficult in their own right, the pullup challenge and burpee challenge are probably the most difficult. Whatever you do – don’t injure yourself trying hit the century mark. You won’t progress your fitness if you’re out of commission nursing an injury, so be smart.

30-Minute Massacre: Chest, Shoulders & Triceps

Posted in Chest, Fitness, Triceps, Workouts on February 14th, 2013 by nathan – 1 Comment

Hello friends! Long time no see!

We’ve been asked to do a sister piece to our 30 Minute Massacre: Back, Bicep & Legs routine and we are here to serve!

Below is our routine. As always, here are the rules:

5 Sets
Each set has 2 Circuits
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Keeping your health sanity during the holidays.

Posted in Fitness, Nutrition, U.C.M.L., Workouts on December 19th, 2011 by nathan – Be the first to comment

Photo by Hannah Nicole

So, during the holidays I think we can all agree that it’s nigh impossible to stay fit and health without coming across to your friends, family and co-workers as a pompous, judgmental….something that rhymes with ‘zastard’. Yet, at the same time, we’re [...] Continue Reading…

Recipe: TheBalanced Power Mix

Posted in Nutrition on June 28th, 2011 by nathan – Be the first to comment

TheBalanced Power Mix

Looks pretty tasty, right? Well, truth be told….it is. It’s delicious. The perfect blend of sweet and savory, while being nutrient-dense and full of energy. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you TheBalanced Power Mix.

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30-Minute Massacre: Back, Bicep & Legs

Posted in Back, Biceps, Body Weight, Fitness, Legs, Workouts on April 12th, 2011 by nathan – 9 Comments

Alright kids, this month which’ll we’ll be calling Phase 2 of 30-Minute Massacre has us doing rounds of Chest, Shoulders and Triceps, 30-Minute Ab Havoc and Back, Bicep & Legs, and of course, your friend and mine, Yoga.

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30-Minute Massacre: Synergistics, recovery and a bit of core work

Posted in Abs/Core, Body Weight, Fitness, Workouts on March 30th, 2011 by nathan – Be the first to comment

30-Minute Massacre

As many of you know, recently my first child was born. On February 15, 2011, Dashiell graced us with his presence, and my life has been forever changed. Since that day, fitness and nutrition have taken on a new life, and it looks totally different than what it [...] Continue Reading…

8 exercises to work your legs in the office

Posted in Body Weight, Fitness, Legs, Workouts on February 7th, 2011 by Thomas Rye – 1 Comment

I’ve decided to get back into more intensive and regimented workouts. However, I’ve realized that with a busy home life I have to reclaim some small snippets of time at the office to get in the total daily amount of exercise that I’d like to.

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August 2010 Workout: UCML

Posted in Event, Fitness, U.C.M.L., Workouts on August 23rd, 2010 by nathan – Be the first to comment

A little abs/core work is good for ya!

Photos have been posted!

Come one, come all! We’re gonna get outside and have great time getting fit and discovering something new! All you have to worry about is bringing your best – whatever [...] Continue Reading…

Which is the most important meal of the day?

Posted in Nutrition on August 5th, 2010 by nathan – Be the first to comment

Some say, unequivocally, that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And for good reason. There are many benefits to getting up a few minutes early and having something to eat.

Others often tout that lunch is indeed critical to proper nutrition, while the vast majority of people [...] Continue Reading…

UPDATED: TheBalanced June 2010 Group Workout!

Posted in Body Weight, Event, Fitness, Workouts on June 8th, 2010 by nathan – 2 Comments

Workout is on!
Saturday June 26th, 2010 at 10am

** Our first attempt was rained out, but we’ve rescheduled and we invite you to join us for the June 2010 Group Workout.

Everyone and anyone is invited! Be prepared to sweat and don’t worry about keeping up with [...] Continue Reading…