The 100 Workout

A gritty training session that’ll push your limits

The 100 Workout - A gritty training session that’ll push your limits
Every once in a while, I write up a workout that’s designed to be a challenge both physically and mentally. It is these workouts that have the most carryover on race day. Today, I’m going to share a workout that’ll push your body and mind: The 100 Workout.

This workout was created a few years ago when access to a gym was limited, and I spent most of the time working out with only a few sandbags, a wall and the natural surroundings. It is one of the grittiest of workouts I have written and is guaranteed to challenge even the most fit athlete!

The 100 Workout

The 100 Workout - A gritty training session that’ll push your limits– You perform each exercise in its full amount before moving onto the next one.
– In between each exercise, RUN a quarter to a half of a mile. If you really want to amp up the mileage, run a full mile in between exercises.
– Make sure to warm-up before beginning this series.

100 Side Bends
100 Burpees
100 Jumping Pull-ups
100 Low Box Jumps (use a ledge if outdoors)
100 Wall Balls*
100 Jumping Jacks
100 Side Kicks
100 Body Weight Squats
100 Push-ups
100 Crunches

* If you do not have a wall to do wall balls, just throw a sandbag up and over a pull-up bar or another similar height structure.

This is the perfect long workout to do before a rest day. Trust me, after this workout you will want a rest day. The key is to pace yourself and take short breaks when needed to get through all the exercises.

That’s the dirt for this week. Next week we tackle more tips to help you succeed on race day!

Margaret Schlachter

Margaret Schlachter, the first professional female obstacle course racer, is a top ranked athlete in the Reebok Spartan Race series. She is also an endurance athlete specializing in ultra trail running races, a Spartan SGX Coach, and a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. She founded, a leading source for all things obstacle course racing and endurance sports. For more information on Margaret, her upcoming book and online coaching services.

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