The Apocalypse Workout

If you’re reading this by now then there’s a good chance (according to the Mayans) the world is on it’s way to the apocalypse. Hopefully this will not deter you from the joy of the holiday season, but if you’re like me then I’m sure you’ll be hoping to get in one more workout before the big bang.

Along with the apocalypse the year is quickly coming to an end, and it’s time to ask yourself if you’ve accomplished everything you promised yourself you would at the beginning of the year.

Setting New Year’s resolutions don’t mean diddly squat if we don’t back them up with massive action, and unfortunately most people are the same person they were 12 months ago.

Sometimes I wish things were as simple and easy like in the movie The Matrix when all you have to do is download skills to your brain like a song from iTunes. But real life is nowhere near this. It takes consistent hard work combined with discipline to slowly build towards where you want to be.

The question we should really be asking ourselves is, “if today was really the end of the world would I be happy with my life?”

Did you do everything you possibly could to become the person who you truly want to be or did you choose the easier route that allowed you to be lazy?

I’m definitely not to where I completely want to be, and even though I’ve made some good progress in 2012 I know I’m going to once again step my game up in 2013 to keep striving towards my goals.

Don’t accept complacency with your life because you deserve so much more. You deserve to be healthy, and you also deserve to have the bangin’ body you truly desire.

But this isn’t The Matrix and you can’t magically pop a pill that will do the work for you.

After the initial high of motivation wears off you’re going to have to nurture that flame in your gut that’s yearning to burn brighter and brighter. If you let that flame die then it’s only a matter of short time before you go back to your old bad habits, and you’ve wasted another year of your life.

So let’s all step up our game in 2013… if the world doesn’t end of course. 😉

I usually like to finish off my own workouts with this style of finisher, but for this one I’m going to take it up a notch considering the world is ending and all. As the world clock is starting to countdown we’re also going to do the same with this apocalyptic workout.

99 Jumping Jacks
88 Bicycle & Rotate Crunches
77 Mountain Climbers
66 Air Squats
55 Pushups
44 Lunges
33 Burpees
22 Pullups
11 Deadlifts (same as your bodyweight)
for 3 rounds total

You may need to go to the gym to do the last 2 exercises on the list unless you already have a pullup bar and heavy weights at your home. If you don’t have access to the equipment you can substitute the pullups with dumbbell rows, and replace the deadlifts with jump squats.

To take your game to the next level and get the bangin’ body you truly deserve be sure to pick up a copy of my Flat Belly Formula system. It’s the culmination of 10 years of studying and implementing the best techniques for quick fat loss.

If this isn’t the end of the world then I’d like to wish you a Merry Christmas and I hope you have a happy holiday. I’m already looking forward to 2013, it’s going to be a great year for all of us.

About The Author → Josh Schlottman, CSCS, is an ACE certified Personal Trainer and he graduated from Sacramento State University with a degree in Nutrition. Josh takes pride in his commitment to his clients’ results by bringing out their maximum potential through positive motivation. You can reach him at www.TrainerJosh.com
  • Reply skinniest heavy weight you know December 21, 2012, 11:11 am

    I’m immortal…staring at my Mayan calendar while doing push ups!

  • Reply mary December 22, 2012, 10:44 am

    This workout was great!!! Nice choice of exercises. Nice set up to really challenge and push yourself. Thanks!!

  • Reply Nick January 10, 2013, 1:02 pm

    On your flat belly formula, you outline different metabolic resistance workouts. How did you intend these workouts to be followed? For example, if the whole workout is A1-A10 do you complete 1 set of each exercise once going 1-10 and repeat 3 times or simply do 3 sets of A1, then 3 sets of A2, etc? Thanks!

    • Reply Josh Schlottman May 15, 2013, 9:41 pm

      Hi Nick, each set of exercises is listed as a letter such as A in this instance. Do all of the exercises in the A group before moving onto the next group of exercises which would be the B group.

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