The BeWOW Breakdown: A Great Full-Body Workout (That’s Done Fast!)
Total time commitment: 35 minutes
Difficulty (out of five): 3
Soreness Factor: Those jump lunges may come back to hurt us!
Overall Grade (out of five): 3.5
It had been a few weeks since our little workout group had gotten together, so we were excited at the prospect of any workout! We appreciated the 35-minute time limit, so we knew it couldn’t be too long. But jump lunges in the middle of the workout? That had us a touch nervous.
How we felt afterwards:
Alon sadly wasn’t feeling well, so it was an all-ladies workout made up of Emma and Rebecca. Who run the world? GIRLS. This workout required a mat and weights, but we found the need for different ones depending on the move. A jump lunge weight would need to be lighter than the one we would need for the bicep curls. And yes, the jump lunges in the middle were as tough as presumed. We made it through nearly five rounds in the 35 minutes and while the moves got a bit tedious by the end (that’ll happen after nearly five rounds!), we got in a great full-body workout that was done quickly!
About our testers:
Rebecca Barber is the founder of the Rocky 50K Fat Ass Run, a just-for-fun 50K run that follows Rocky Balboa’s footsteps in Rocky II. She’s a 19x marathoner and 17x ultra marathoner, having started running when she was a kid. She’s an active volunteer with Back on My Feet Philadelphia, where she works to help the homeless community use running as a means to better their lives and find stable employment and housing. When not running all the miles, she is the social media coordinator for The Wharton School.
Alon Abramson is the founder of the West Philly Runners, the creator of RunPhil.ly – a web resource for running in Philadelphia – and the organizer of a number of running events in Philly, including the annual 26×1 Mile Team Marathon Relay, Beat the Bus, and Beat the Commute. Running since high school, Alon is an on-again, off-again runner with ebbs and flows to his mileage and commitment. More recently however, he’s taken a new approach to training, emphasizing cross-training and speed work as much as building up mileage and this has dramatically improved his running performance. When he’s not organizing and running, Alon works as a research project manager at Penn’s Institute for Urban Research, studying energy efficiency best practices. He’s on a number of non-profit
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