I am doing the Fitocracy Spark Challenge. It’s an exercise regime from Fitocracy.com which asks you to give 30 mins a day to get fitter and it’s endorsed by the ultimate fitness fanatic himself, Mr Arnold Schwarzenegger.
You can sign up for it here and it runs throughout April.
There are 2 different routines you can choose and I plumped for Routine B, because it doesn’t require any equipment and I figured I could do it at home, at the gym and even when I’m out of the country, which I will be for a lot of April
Routine B consists of 4 rounds of the following
- Body Weight Squats – 8-10 reps
- Push-Ups – 5-8 reps
- Plank – hold for 15 seconds
- Jumping Jacks – 15 reps
- Reverse Lunges – 6 reps (on each leg)
- Glute Bridge – 10 reps
There’s even a video to show you how to do each exercise, but I recommend you go to the site and check it out for yourself.
I’ve just finished by first routine and it really didn’t take too long. I only do kneeling push-ups because I’ve always had poor upper body strength. I hate the plank, I wobble a bit on the reverse lunges, but I love the jumping jacks.
I’m hoping this activity will help me tone up and I’m going to combine it will my 10km training too.
Let me know if you decide to get involved. My username is darby2020 if you want to find me!