There is one challenge that I can assure you will melt fat off your hips, thighs and waist and build lean metabolism boosting muscle. That challenge is 1/4 of a mile of walking lunges. Do you think you have what it takes?
In hopes of inspiring you I interviewed Trisha who won our Walking Lunge-A-Thon last Saturday directly after an intense 45 minute training session at EarthFIT.
So you can understand the extent of what she did I am going to give you last Saturdays workout below (feel free to use this at home if you have the equipment and knowledge to execute it). This is the workout Trisha did right before she did 10 minutes of non stop walking lunges. See what drives Trisha in the video below.
Back and forth between 2 exercises
o 60s each exercise
o 3 times each set
o Rest (60-90s)
1. Squat => Press
3. Forward & reverse lunge dumbbell in each hand (switch halfway through)
4. Spiderman Pushups on medicine balls (getting legs to 90 degrees – knees to elbows)
5. Walking lunges passing kettlebells through legs (same leg each time-switch halfway)
6. Rows on squat rack bar alternating legs each time
7. Kettle bell swings (heavy)
8. Underhand grip Heavy Lat pull-down in a squat position
THEN SHE DID 10 MINUTES OF WALKING LUNGES!!!
WARNING:Even if you are in good shape, you will be very sore
It’s Ian Hart here the video above will hopefully be inspiring to you because Tricia Gamble has been training here at Earthfit for a little over two years and did an amazing feat. First off, she’s completely transformed her body, but she’s probably in the best shape of anyone that trains at Earthfit and she has been dedicated and committed to getting to that level.
This past weekend what we did was a lunge-a-thon. A lunge-a-thon was a quarter mile of just straight lunging, nonstop. For anybody that is thinking, oh, that should be pretty easy. Before you even think about it, go out and try it, and then come back and leave a comment. In your mind, you probably think it’d be a lot easier than it is. Not only did Tricia do the lunge-a-thon, she did it after a 45 minute intensive training at Earthfit, so she did the training session, full training session, and then did about 10 minutes straight of lunging after that. It took about 10 minutes to do the quarter mile. Maybe a little less, maybe a little bit more. We actually didn’t time it exactly. It was more based on who won. Tricia did lunges to 90 degrees, perfect lunges, all the way through nonstop. She just didn’t stop once. This inspired me so I did a little video and hoped it would inspire you just to see that she came to Earthfit and was not in the greatest shape. She had been working out on her own, but we brought her to a level where she can just demolish mostly any athlete. I mean, I did the walking lunges myself, and I couldn’t catch up to her, and you can see that I have long legs as I show in the video, and they just gave up on me. I wasn’t able to catch up. She beat me probably by about 30, 40 lunges or so. So, I’m going to challenge you, if you have not done the walking lunges. I want you to just do as many lunges as you can, and then measure how long you did that for. If you can do a quarter mile, great. Some people just won’t be able to walk the next day if they do do a quarter mile of lunges, so just try to push yourself, do body weight training and see how many lunges you can do before you start to feel a deep burn, and then give yourself a break and then this can prepare you for doing something like a quarter mile of lunges. But I tell you, just two days after the lunge-a-thon, and my legs are still burning, and they’re still sore, along with everybody that did the lunge-a-thon. So if you’re looking for something to really blast your legs and give you an amazing workout, I also felt cardiovascular during this, then go ahead and try a quarter mile of walking lunges. So, this is Ian Hart. If you have any comments or questions, go ahead and leave it below. Thanks.
Ian Hart is a Body-Mind Transformation expert, the creator of EarthFIT Training Systems, co-creator of BACK PAIN RELIEF4LIFE, and founder of BEAUFORTPERSONALTRAINING.COM and MYBACKPAINCOACH.COM. Ian and his team help people get into optimal shape in the safest, fastest and most effective way possible, using cutting edge science.