I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts the other day on starting to prepare for next year's Spartan Race and they were talking about the new Stadium Races that Spartan was doing and how awesome they are.
We are traveling right now so basically my typical Beachbody workouts are pretty much on hold. I was actually on my way to the local YMCA to get in a weight workout when I passed up the local high school football stadium where they actually allow the public access to use their fantastic facility for free. So I pulled off and headed into the stadium to do the workout I came up with below.
A few things that definitely challenged me compared to the workouts I had been doing:
1. I could incorporate running into it to start conditioning for the Spartan Race (2-4 laps at a time)
2. I could set my own pace for certain movements (30 burpees, 30 pushups, 15 pullups, etc) and push myself at the pace.
3. I was able to listen to my favorite podcasts while doing this workout and expand my knowledge ;) (My favorite app since I'm an Android user is PodCast Republic---it's a little glitchy but worth the pain!)
Stadium Workout #1
2 laps to warm-up
Dynamic Stretch and Movements
Stadium Stairs 5X with Agility work
50 bodyweight squats
5 Hills Sprints (jog back down)
30 Burpees (break into sets of 5 or 10)
Sprint around track halfway (to visitors stands)
AMAP Pullups (also did some side to side Scaling, Ninja Warrior style)
2 laps around track jogging
Shoulder Press Pushups (feet on steps to increase leverage)
Stadium Stairs 5x with Agility work
Pistol Squats 10X each leg (using bench as target/support)
Roman Lunges 15 each leg followed up with 20 Bodyweight squats
5 Hill Sprints followed by half track sprint to visitors stands
1 lap cool down and stretch
Try out this workout next time you around a stadium :) It took me about an hour to get through this circuit.
Bryan is a certified Insanity Instructor, fitness enthusiast, husband, and dad who enjoys helping those who want to find their inner athlete for those weekend competitions.