Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Pokemon Workouts #04-#06: Charmander-Charizard

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Pokemon Workouts #04-#06: Charmander-Charizard



Charmander

  1. 50 Yard Sprint
  2. 10 Squats
  3. 1 Minute Downward Wood Chopping
  4. 10 Thai Squats (180 Twist Squats)
  5. 1 Minute Side Wood Chopping (30 seconds each side)
--5 Rounds

Charmeleon
  1. 100 Yard Sprint
  2. 16 Squats
  3. 1 Minute Downward Wood Chopping
  4. 16 Thai Squats
  5. 1 Minute Side Wood Chopping (30 seconds each side)
  6. 16 Jump Squats 
  7. 1 Minute Downward Wood Chopping 
--5 Rounds

Charizard
  1. 100 Yard Sprint
  2. 36 Squats
  3. 1 Minute Downward Wood Chopping
  4. 36 Thai Squats
  5. 1 Minute Side Wood Chopping (30 seconds each side)
  6. 36 Jump Squat to Pull-ups
  7. 1 Minute Downward Wood Chopping
--5 Rounds

Mega Charizard X Add-on (If you are able to complete the Charizard workout in its entirety without stopping you may add on either Mega Charizard X or Y)
  1. 100 Yard Dragon Crawl
  2. 100 Jump Squat Pull-ups
Mega Charizard Y Add-on
  1. Muscle-ups- As many reps as possible in 10 minutes. (If unable to do muscle ups, do pull-ups and dips, instead)

Notes:
  • You may not advance to the next level of the workout until you are able to complete the current level without rest. (Grabbing water is cool, though. Just don't hang out.)
  • Thai squats are just like a normal squat, but you explode into a jump and twist 180 degrees in the air, landing in the opposite direction and squatting again. The idea is to go back and forth without stopping. 
  • Try to get as many swings as possible during the 1 minute time period for the wood chopping. 
  • Jump squat to pull-ups just means that you perform a normal jump squat, but do it underneath a pull-up bar. You'll use the momentum from the squat to help you on the pull-up and the momentum from the drop from the bar to help you rebound from the bottom of the movement back to the bar. 
  • The Dragon Crawl has you on your hands and feet, with one side being long and the other being short. The long side has your arm and leg fully extended and the short side has your hand and foot directly next to each other. You'll take a step by switching sides and dropping the shoulder of the long side toward the ground in a push-up-like motion. Repeat for the distance. 
  • Muscle-ups are a pull-up, where you pull your body up and over a bar and then press yourself over it. Here is an example. 

That's all for today! Until next time, good luck and train hard!!
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