Check out this AMRAP Workout Video
It’s always a good idea to change-up your workout occasionally in order to keep you engaged and interested. Stagnant workouts lead to stagnant results or dropout completely! Try this workout today and let it revitalize your fitness routine!
The AMRAP workout is based on the AMRAP principle or As Many Reps As Possible. For all of these timed exercises you need to push yourself and perform as many reps as you can possibly do (with proper form) in the time given. For this workout, start out with doing each exercise for 30 seconds for a total of 3 sets.
If you push yourself to the max during this AMRAP workout you will be toast….maybe puking 🙂 … but you will help ramp up your afterburn effect which can have your burning calories long after the workout is over!
Hypothetically, you can even have your metabolism boosted 24+ hours after your workout (Schuenke et al 2002)!
The AMRAP Workout
This workout is great for helping taxing the legs (really the entire body)! From squats, to lunges, to burpees plus so much more, this difficult workout will be just want you need to break a sweat and burn a ton of calories!
Heel jack, squat punch, lunge with squat, basketball shuffle, burpees, offset pushup
You are basically performing a jumping jack with a squat between each jack. Perform a normal jumping jack but touch your heels (you will have to squat down each time) in-between the jacks! Trust me this exercise can get pretty taxing towards the 30 second mark…push yourself!
As a timed exercise get down in a squat (knee over toe, back straight, head up) and hold that position the entire time. While holding this position and dumbbells in hand punch out repeatedly the entire time! Keep the weights up the entire time driving through each punch!
Walking Lunge with Squat
Lunge straight out (long enough stride to where your knee is over your toe) then stride out with the other foot to a squatting position, squat and then lunge with the other leg. Every lunge is followed by a squat and vice versa. This exercise takes a little coordination and concentration!
Keep your butt down the entire time and shuffle for this timed exercise. STAY LOW! If it burns in your thighs then you are doing it right! Dig deep and keep going. Doing this after the previous exercises should have you sweating, your blood pumping, and your lungs burning!
This is cardio, perform them as fast as possible without hurting yourself. It’s hard to constantly pick yourself up off the floor! Trust me these things suck! Perform a pushup when you get out to the plank/pushup position as well. We dare you to get more than 12 burpees in 30 seconds!
Get in a normal position except that one arm is elevated by at least 6 inches on either a stairs, stack of books, or anything you have available. Perform a pushup like this. This allows you to go deeper into the pushup on that specific arm, adding resistance. Immediately go and do the same number of reps with the other arm elevated!
Try this workout a couple of times this week and see how you feel!
Take the time to try out new workouts like this AMRAP workout in order to never get bored and keep it entertaining!
If you like crossfit, you might want to check out this 13 AMRAP workouts from AthleticMuscle.
Schuenke MD, Mikat RP, McBride JM (2002) Effect of an acute period of resistance exercise on excess post-exercise oxygen consumption: Implications for body mass management. Eur J Appl Physiol 86: 411-417.