If you follow a few ‘fitness people’ – (and I use this term very lightly!) on social media for workout ideas then you may have got lost in the merky waters of WOD’s and EMOM’s. Well I am here to be your guardian ‘Fit’Angel and lend a helping hand. We’re about to breakdown our AMRAP’s from our TABATA’s and everything in between and create a cheat sheet to make your own workouts from the comfort of your own home….
Ready? Let’s Go!
First lets break down the basics…
EMOM: Every Minute On the Minute (very high intensity interval workout where you perform specific exercise/s at the start of every minute for a set amount of time)
AMRAP: As Many Reps As Possible (to complete a circuit of exercises as many times as possible within a specific period of time)
**Side note – EMOM’s and AMRAP’s are two of my fave training styles to get sweaty – they bring out my competitive side and help me find that extra hidden 10% of effort!!!
WOD: Workout Of the Day (typically found in CrossFit, include’s strength training, EMOM’s, AMRAP’s as well as other training styles)
HIIT: High Intensity Interval Training (short periods of intense anaerobic exercise followed by less intense recovery periods, could be as simple as running on the treadmill for 30 seconds, walking for 30 seconds, REPEAT x 10. Or mix it up with burpees, box jumps, plyo (jump switch) lunges and more!!)
TABATA: (a type of high intensity workout created by a Japanese researcher Dr Izumi. Tabata – All-out extreme intensity for 20 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest. This cycle is repeated for 8 rounds or 4 minutes total)
Cheat Sheet Time
If you’re stuck for workout ideas welcome to my ABC game. Use your name to create your workout….. 60 seconds on each exercise, 10 seconds rest in between each letter!! No gym or equipment needed so could be completed in your living room if you so wish…. SO what are you waiting for ?? GO! GO! GO!
It can be tailored to your ability, how much time you have etc etc. For example rather than squat jumps you could do body weight squats to lower the impact and intensity. Or you could change the time to 30 seconds if you’re a beginner or short on time. If you have a shorter name you could repeat it 2 or 3 times and rest for 60 seconds in between rounds. Or you could include your middle name? Endless possibilities so you will never be stuck for a workout again! Here’s my name as an example….
Let me know how you get on! And if you need help in the gym to get you started drop me a message about a Personal Training session here!
All my L. O. V. E.