MARCH MADNESS FITNESS CHALLENGE

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Let March madness begin! You’ve spent days obsessing over your bracket until it was filled out to perfection. You’ve transformed your sports cave ­– and possibly the back of your office door – into your March Madness command center. And now you’re ready for some serious basketball watching, right?

But, instead of spending time glued to your command center chair, you can turn the rest of this month into a fitness challenge. Here are a few tips to help your fitness game, get your heart pumping, some fat burning, and thinking about spring weather. Are you ready?

BE DIVISION FOCUSED

Burpees, Squats, Pushups, and Planks, oh my!

I know, I know, these are the hard ones, right? Yes, however, they are essential reasons to challenge yourself to make it to the next division. Focus each division on a different body part and increasing reps as you make it to the next bracket. If you are unable to make it to the next bracket, go back and repeat the last one until you feel strong enough to move on.

Bracket One - Week One

Plan:

  • 1 Burpee
  • 5 Push-ups
  • 10 Squats
  • 30 Sec Plank

Duration: 4 days in a row and rest on the day 5.
FYI: Weekends are included in the workout plan. 

Bracket Two - Week Two

Plan:

  • 3 Burpees
  • 13 Push-ups
  • 13 Squats
  • 30 Sec Plank

Duration: 4 days in a row and rest on day 10.
TIP: These challenges are a great way to get moving in the morning. That way, you are set up for a great day, and you won't forget about it.

Bracket Three - Week Three

Plan:

  • 5 Burpees
  • 15 Push-ups
  • 15 Squats
  • 30 Sec Plank

Duration: 4 days in a row and rest on day 15.

Bracket Four - Week Four

Plan:

  • 7 Burpees
  • 18 Push-ups
  • 18 Squats
  • 30 Sec Plank

Duration: 4 days in a row and rest on day 20.
FYI: This should not be your only workout of the day. These challenges are meant to be paired with your regular workout.

Bracket Five - Week Five

Plan:

  • 8 Burpees
  • 19 Push-ups
  • 19 Squats
  • 30 Sec Plank

Duration: 5 days in a row and rest on day 26.

Bracket Six - Week Six

Plan:

  • 10 Burpees
  • 20 Push-ups
  • 20 Squats
  • 30 Sec Plank

Duration: The last 5-days in a row and you're DONE!
TIP:  If you are unable to make it to the next bracket, go back and repeat the last bracket. Better yet, come to PowerHour360 and get the in best shape of your life with personal group training!

Sources:  heandsheclean.com, elitedaily.com, madaboutfitness.com