The BeWOW Breakdown: This Workout Kicks Your Butt and Tests Your Grit
Difficulty (out of five): 4. 90 seconds of any of these moves will have you screaming.
Soreness Factor: 3. For as hard as the workout was, we weren’t that sore the next day.
Overall Grade (out of five): 4. This will kick your butt, but it tests your grit.
Our First Impressions:
We got the workout and immediately were grumbling. The first thing on the list was 90 seconds of burpees and we were panicked. We knew this would test our physical and mental strength, so we just focused on how badass we would feel after.
How We Felt Afterwards:
90 seconds of burpees are no joke. Same with box jumps, split squats, hell, everything with this workout! Lots of grumbling and sweat could be seen from the two of us. Luckily, the 60 seconds, while also hard, felt a lot easier. And 30 seconds?! It felt like such a breeze! It was a tougher workout in the gym since we needed space to do moves like burpees, a box to do the split squats and the box jumps, and a matt to do things like the plank and sit-up. Our gym is hurting for space, so we found ourselves taking more time than necessary to find the right spot to do the workout. Overall, though, this was an awesome butt kicker!
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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 withBack 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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