100’s – Quick, No Equipment Necessary, Work Outs

Alright friends, you all have probably noticed, I’m an odd duck.

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Come hang out with us!

I bite my tongue often, and make a fool out of myself pretty much on the reg.

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Check out those guns, seriously. She works out.

I’m also pretty passionate (read: OCD) about being active.  It’s my ME time, my happy please, you know.

Mix the two together, and you get a girl who will “drop and give you twenty” anywhere the moment strikes.

I often don’t make as much time for strength training as I’d like, so lately I’ve been sneaking in little strength training sessions where I can: during lunch, while Zach walks Gus, when I wake up, etc.  I’ve been calling them 100’s as they are always loosely based around the number 100.

These are really convenient workouts that require no equipment,  quick/high rep, full body, and can be done anywhere.  Yes — I do them often in my work break room or in office that has a huge window (it’s OK, people know I’m weird around here), but they can also be done at home, in a park, anywhere.  Basically: my kinda deal.

I thought I’d share a few of my favorites, and if you all like them, start to share them whenever I write up a new one (normally once a week or so). You all can do them along with me! 🙂

100’s Number One

  • 50 mountain climbers
  • 25 crunches
  • 25 push ups (on knees)
  • 25 basic lunges (each leg)
  • 25 reverse crunches
  • 25 push ups
  • 25 lunges (stepping back)
  • 50 jumping jacks
  • 25 crunches
  • 25 push ups
  • 25 side lunges (each leg)
  • 25 reverse crunches
  • 25 push ups
  • 25 squats

100’s Number Two

  • 50 mountain climbers
  • 25 calf raises
  • 25 push ups (on knees)
  • 100 second plank
  • 50 jumping jacks
  • 25 squats
  • 25 push ups
  • 100 second side plank – L
  • 50 high knees
  • 25 calf raises
  • 25 push ups
  • 100 second side plank – R
  • 25 lunges
  • 25 push ups
  • 100 second forearm plank

100’s Number Three

  • 50 jumping jacks
  • 25 push ups (on knees)
  • 100 second wall sit
  • 100 second plank
  • 50 high knees
  • 25 push ups
  • 25 lunges
  • 25 squats
  • 25 push ups
  • 100 second side plank – L
  • 100 second side plank -R
  • 25 lunges
  • 25 squats
  • 25 push ups

So the primary things I’m looking for when I do a 100’s exercise:

  • work the whole body
  • do different body parts in sequence (abs, arms, then legs)
  • integrate cardio bursts
  • no equipment: little space
  • simple moves, I’m not all about learning fancy schmancy work out moves.  I get bored easily.

Obviously, I create these on the fly and just go with what my body is telling me.  I normally finish these pretty winded but feeling strong.

DISCLAIMER:  I am not a physician, personal trainer, or any kind of professional at all.  These are just workouts I’ve created for myself that I enjoy sharing with you.  As always, please contact one of these professionals before starting any kind of exercise program.

That’s all for now!  I’ll be back tonight after our meeting with our DJ.  A little birdy also asked if we could picnic at DBC again afterwords, and really, who am I to say no?

One Question for the Afternoon:  A lot of my posts are wedding focused right now with it being so close.  I’m trying to be sure to mix a few other things in there (AKA 100’s), but I want to hear from any readers.  Anything you’d be interested to hear about from me?