pilates exercisesCrossFit has actually devised numerous specific exercises (called WODs, brief for Exercise Of The Day) which are used to aid develop physical fitness standards and established goals. The first workouts were named after women, as well as included Angie, Barbara, Chelsea, Diane, Elizabeth and also Fran. The only downside of CrossFit for house health and fitness is that all the exercises need some tools – generally a pullup bar or a barbell.

We created the ‘Running Angie’ as a fun way to do a CrossFit style exercise without the requirement for a pull-up bar. Also, those who can not do draw ups (which is possibly most individuals who are seeking to get in shape and also reduce weight) could finish it.

The Original Angie WOD

The Angie WOD is done for time so makes a wonderful measure of physical fitness. You just aim to do it faster each time. The exercise is:

  • 100 pull-ups
  • 100 push-ups
  • 100 sit-ups
  • 100 squats

The ideal professional athletes take about 15 minutes to finish Angie, beginners that are currently solid and affordable fit can anticipate to take to 30 mins. Anyway, that is not relevant below, as the ‘running Angie’ is different.

Running Angie Workout

  • 100 high knees/ running in place
  • 100 push-ups
  • 100 sit-ups
  • 100 squats

The only distinction is the pull-ups are switched for high knees/ running in place. So rather than working the upper body two times you work the reduced body two times. To do the high knees simply work on the area brining each knee up therefore your thighs are at least parallel to the flooring. The objective is to be quick and smooth with your feet dancing off the floor, instead of marking on each action. This exercise is used by sprinters and various other track as well as area professional athletes. It assists develop a lot more effective legs.

Once the running knees are finished you carry out 100 fill rise with your upper body visiting within an inch of the ground each time. This is promptly followed by 100 typical sit-ups and then lastly 100 squats. The squats are bodyweight squats, frequently called Air Squats in CrossFit clubs. They are a reduced/ deep squat with the backside virtually reaching the flooring. See our page on The Squat for more information.

Feel cost-free to discuss your times below.