Greatist Workout of the Day: Wednesday October 24th

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This week marks the end of the first GWOD cycle. Next week we’ll begin with a new cycle of programming.If you’ve been following GWODs for at least a few weeks, this week is an opportunity to rest, recover, and try some new, fun activities before the next cycle begins. Try a yoga class, go on a bike ride, and get outdoors! Normal programming begins again next week.

Still new to GWODs and not ready to take a rest week? We’ve got you covered with the workouts below!

2 Times Per Week:

Rest

3 Times Per Week:

GWOD Warm-up “Lite” (for the full warm-up, check out our FAQ)

Supine Bridge: 10 reps
Quadruped Extension-Rotation: 8 reps per side
High Knee Walk: 5 reps per leg
Scapular Wall Slides: 10 reps
Wall Ankle Mobilization: 8 reps per leg

(Perform the paired exercises as supersets. For example, perform 1 set of A1, then casually walk to the station for A2, perform that set, then rest 60-90 seconds)

A1) Bench Press — 3 sets of 8 reps
(use a spotter for safety!)
A2) Dumbbell Romanian Deadlift — 3 sets of 8 reps
(see bottom of post for tips from Coach Tony!)

B1) Dumbbell Split Squats — 2 sets of 8 to 10 reps
B2) Standing Single Arm Cable Row — 3 sets of 8 reps per side

C1) Seated Lat Pulldown — 3 sets of 10 reps
C2) Pallof Press — 3 sets of 8 reps per side

D1) Side Lying External Rotation — 2 sets of 10 reps per arm
D2) Lateral Lunge/Adductor Stretch 2 sets of 10 seconds per leg

E) (Optional) Whatever you picked Monday, perform the opposite today: 15-20 Minutes Steady-State Cardio OR 10 Minutes Bike Intervals, 10 seconds sprint followed by 50 seconds recover

4 Times Per Week:

Rest

*Dumbbell Romanian Deadlift tips from Coach Tony:

  1. Keep your knees soft throughout the lift — make sure to not lock them out.
  2. Push the hips back as you lower the dumbbells in front of you, keeping the dumbbells as close to you as possible
  3. Only go down a little past knee level — keeping a straight back and strong spine is more important than going very deep on this movement, especially when starting off.

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