For an upper body workout, we decided to stay with the bodyweight exercise theme and complete an AR7 workout. We really enjoyed revisiting this workout style, which focuses on three exercises.
The results of bodyweight training...
In the AR7 workout you choose three exercises and complete them circuit style. First you complete 7 reps of each of the 3 exercises, which equals one block of exercise. You will complete 7 blocks, without rest. After a quick rest period, do 6 reps of the 3 exercises, completing 6 blocks. Finally, complete 5 reps of the 3 exercises, for 5 blocks. You will thus complete 110 reps of each exercise, for a total of 330 reps in the workout.
Here is what we did:
- Dips (Alex) or Plyometric Pushups (Tannys)
- Jungle Gym Reverse Pushups
This was a great workout that we completed in approximately 33 minutes. If you really push the pace and minimize rest periods, it also provides a good conditioning challenge. If you wish, you can substitute different exercises while using this format (depending on your physical capacity, goals and available equipment). Give the AR7 workout a try and let us know what you think!
-Tannys & Alex