Make My Day… Workout!

September 29, 2011

I think I have a love affair with making people suffer. (and wine…)

But when I say suffer, I mean in a good way.

Ok, that sounds bad. Let me explain.

Ever since I’ve been practically living at the gym, giving people workouts all day, I have come to the realization that I enjoy, with every fiber in my body, that very moment when the 30 seconds (or 12th rep, etc.) is done and my victim client collapses relaxes. They’re tired, worked, maybe sore, definitely sweating, and happy.

Fire Cadets rockin' the push up

I caused someone, anyone, to be happy!

See, I love making people suffer.

I honestly love it when the workout is over, to which I am very sure they are happy too, and they just look at me and tell me that they loved the workout. Do you realize how much that makes my day??

It does.

It makes my day because the workout usually makes their day. I swear it’s those little, lovely, addicting endorphins floating throughout their body.

I’ll make your day if you’ll make mine…

165 pound dummy drag dummy

Make My Day Workout

Load a 15 lbs or regular 45 lbs barbell with equal weight on both sides (a weight in which you can perform 8 overhead presses without dropping the bar). Do all exercises in a row, without dropping the barbell. If you need to rest, rest with the barbell either straight overhead or behind your head on your upper back/neck/shoulder area.

  • 8 cleans (or high pulls with the barbell, elbows out wide)
  • 15 front squats
  • 8 push presses (overhead press)
  • 15 back squats
  • 8 reverse lunges, each leg
  • REST – let your heart rate recover
  • Repeat 4 times
  • 8 box jumps
  • 15 bent over rows (using a barbell)
  • 8 push ups
  • 15 bench dips
  • REST
  • Repeat 4 times

Recover.

My fire cadets huddled after a workout

That should sufficiently make your day.

In terms of making people suffer, I’m referring to my wonderful fire cadets, but mostly my training clients… they’re just awesome.

What workout would you have me do? Make it a good one and I’ll do it! (either that or I’ll make my clients do it. 😉

 

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Joanne July 14, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Just got back from the gym where I did this workout and well, DAY MADE 🙂 Loved it!!!! Thank you for sharing it. Love love love your blog!! 😀

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Lori July 19, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Ah, thanks Joanne! So happy you’re liking the blog!

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Joanne September 30, 2011 at 5:05 AM

All the suffering in the middle is SO worth it for the endorphins at the end…whether it’s a weight lifting workout or a seriously long run! I mean…that’s kinda the reason we exercise at all, right?

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Lori September 30, 2011 at 8:12 AM

True!! Dancing is amazing exercise… too bad I have no rhythm at all. I’m out on that one. lol

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Chuck September 29, 2011 at 11:48 PM

That sounds baller! Told you you could definitely rock out at the Tough Mudder with me!

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Lori September 30, 2011 at 8:15 AM

Tough Mudder is no joke… we’ll see!

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yo yo mama September 29, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Let’s see. I would have you first start with pruning in the backyard. Given that we have a full acre, you will spend 2 hours pruning and carrying all that you prune to the totters. Next, comes the lawn. Take all the clippings from cutting the 4000 square ft. baby and put them into a compost pile, which will be a new one that you will help me make. (get wire, etc.) Next, will come the weeding. We’ll only do that for 2 hours, to make your introduction into this a bit easier. There’s more, but I’ll give you a break until tomorrow. I guarantee you that you will experience aching muscles that you have not experienced before!

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lindsay September 29, 2011 at 12:24 PM

love it! we used to train the police department and it made my day watching them cuss at the workout. haha.

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christina September 29, 2011 at 7:16 AM

ALL I SAW WAS BOYS’ BUTTS. Thank you for making my morning Lori.

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katie September 29, 2011 at 6:02 AM

I suggest- dance! it’s not easy to dance for an hour, so try it! I am a dencer and I know it can be very hard 🙂 I would love to see you and your clients do it 🙂

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Katie September 29, 2011 at 5:28 AM

I read this line “My fire cadets huddled after a workout” with cuddled in place of huddled. Its much funnier that way and makes me think that you really worked them hard. Which I’m sure you did.

I’m bookmarking this workout too. Anything good enough for cadets is good enough for me. Or too good. Whatever.

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Lori September 30, 2011 at 8:16 AM

Yay! Glad you liked the workout… and the boys cuddling together. 😉

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