Choose Your Own Workout

During our recent vacation, my son started reading “choose your adventure” books. He could choose what path he wanted the story to take. (If the robot gets blown up, turn to page 8, but if you want the robot to battle other machines, turn to page 12.)

So many of my clients groan when a certain workout movement is prescribed. I hear endless, “Anything but this movement” comments. So, I decided to use my son’s book as inspiration for a workout.

I created a “Choose Your Workout” for them to do. They had a choice – burpees or plank walkouts, squats or lunges, push-ups or triceps dips, etc. We did the workout last week, and it was a nice change from the regular circuit or HIIT workouts. I thought it was pretty fun, so I decided to create one for my blog.

If you’ve been stuck in rut, give this format a try. It’s super easy, and it’s fun to change it up! Also, for videos and descriptions of individual movements, see below.

DB Rows

Shoulder Plank Taps


Star Jumps

Stability Ball Hamstring Curls

Medicine Ball or DB Wood Choppers


Side-Lying Leg Lifts

Single-Leg Bridges


Squat + Shoulder Press

Seated Leg Lifts

Side-Lying Shoulder External Rotations

DB Arnold Presses

Plank Walk-Outs

Up & Down Planks

Alternating Forward Lunges + Bicep Curls

Bicycle Crunches or Knee-to-Elbow Crunches

Triceps Dips on a Bench

DB Deadlifts to High Pulls

DB Triceps Kickbacks

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