For some reason I couldn’t get in to Warehouse 13 for a little while, but for whatever reason kept going back to it. Well, now I am officially hooked.
Warehouse 13 holds “artifacts.” A funny term for someone who works in a place that deals with real artifacts every day. These artifacts are a biiiit different, though. For whatever reason, a powerful emotion, a huge event, objects have magical power. These artifacts nearly always have a negative (to put it mildly) effect, usually turning the user of the artifact into a not-so-great person.
This workout is inspired by the female main character, Myka. Her dad is pretty cool, I’ve met him in real life. Haha, anyway. Myka has photographic memory, remember books, languages, all that good stuff, that helps her and her partner Pete find wily artifacts and how to disarm them. She also has training as a secret service agent (well, she still is one) and a CIA agent, so she can kick, punch, and shoot em up with the best of em.
There aren’t a lot of great Myka videos, but the best one that wasn’t about her and Pete or her and H.G. was this one, spoofing on Buffy. But, it works! And nerdiness colliding is always good.
This one is for time! My was 14:15
I think I did these exercises 2 times through
Feel free to tack on another round if you desire a longer workout.
20 pushups – for punching the bad guys using an artifact, or putting away those heavy artifacts in the Warehouse
30 jump squats – maybe help you safely fall from HG Wells’ ceiling?
10 side burpees (5 each side) – for agility, the side to side motion of sword fighting (oh yeah, she knows fencing)
20 Vups – for the core
100 high knees – to run after and away from people
Mod as needed, go on your knees if necessary. Keep your back straight and butt up.
30 jump squats
Keep your back straight as you squat down, then power up into a jump.
10 side burpees
Jump out to one side with your body turned, and do a pushup. Jump your feet into your hands, then jump up. One rep. Next jump your feet out to the other side.
Laying down, lift your legs up and your hands to your feet.
100 high knees
Drive your knees up as fast as you can. Each knee up is one rep.
Do everything once more!
Disclaimer: I am not an expert, ask your doctor, do this at your own risk.
Anyone else excited about the nearly imperceptible feel of fall in the air? No, I know. It’s not going to be orange leaves and 60 degrees tomorrow. But, I can feel the impending autumn in my bones. The smell has changed. There is an urgency gone in the heat. Fall is on the tip of summer’s tongue.
OK ok home workouts. Yes. Workin towards Dragoncon 2012! Just a little over two weeks away! Who’s excited?? I am. Dragoncon and fall. Great times of year from now til Christmas.
I know my obnoxious and uncharacteristic positivity is causing delay in spitting out what you came here for. Well here tis.
Nerd workout will hopefully be tomorrow. If not, it’s already planned!
18 minutes – 3 times through 6 exercises
18 rounds, 10 seconds off, 50 seconds active
Commando pushups 14 / 15 / 13
Jump lunge 28 / 28 / 26
Swivel 15 / 13 / 15
Tri point plank 20 / 24 / 25
Side abs right 15 / 20 / 16
Side abs left 16 / 15 / 16
Start out laying face-down on the mat. Quickly lift yourself up and bring one leg into your chest. One rep. Lower yourself down and repeat with the other leg this time. Keep your back straight, low, and leg in as close as you can.
(sorry for the extra blur)
Start out in lunge position. Jump to switch your leg position. Each jump switch is one rep.
Put your hands in front of you, crouching down. Turn your body as you point one leg in the opposite direction. That’s one rep. Switch legs – each switch is one rep.
Tri point plank
This looks more complicated than in fact it is. Plank out. Jump your feet back near your feet, then jump your legs out to the side of the mat. Jump back in. Jump back out straight in a plank. Jump back in, and jump out on the other side of the mat. Each plank out, whether straight or to one side is one rep.
Jump back in:
Jump out to one side:
Jump back in again, jump straight out again, jump back in, the jump out to the other side:
Side abs right
Lay on your side and crunch up while bring your legs up towards you at the same time.
Side abs left
Disclaimer: I am not an expert, do this at your own risk, ask your doctor
I promise I have a workout for you today, though not the one I intended. Apparently I had such a backlog that I didn’t take photos of the right one. Whoooops.
Anyway, here quickly for you are three awesome songs to do whatever you want to.
Weird, beautiful, and energizing. You can feel the anticipation build as the layers come in and the song starts to really groove. Great running song for this reason.
if you hate the 80s, well, you might not like this, but if you don’t mind it and you want something interesting and poppy to dance, jump, run to, well this will do it for you. Add in some extra emoting if you like that stuff (I really really do).
Subtle, gorgeous, simple. I love complex songs, but sometimes it’s amazing to hear the songs where you can hear each piece of it really clearly.
Meditate to this song. Stretch to this song. Paint to this song.
I have technically seen the GI Joe movie that came out a few years ago, that also features Scarlett, but it was so terrible I remember nothing of it except for the impression that Sienna Miller was especially terrible in it. I have nothing against Sienna Miller, but she can’t act that well. Or at least, action flicks are not her forte. Anywho, that’s two hours of my life I can’t get back.
Luckily, the cartoon is better. I was asked if I wanted to join a GI Joe group for Dragoncon. I hadn’t really seen the cartoon, but I have checked it out since I decided to be Scarlett. My hair will also be redder by the time Dragoncon rolls around, so I’ll look more like her.
(thanks to Aaron for teaching me how to use a crossbow)
Scarlett is active in cartoon, jumping around, kicking, fighting, crossbowing… all good fun. Here is a little video:
So, this is a quick, very heavy on the cardio workout. Just 12 minutes long.
12 rounds, 10 seconds off, 50 seconds on, get your Seconds Free interval timer out!
Sumo Squats – be able to squat down and kick bad guys 19 / 20
Burpees to the floor be able to get down and duck for cover and get up quickly 8 / 8
Switch lunge kick – gain strength and power for kicks 13 / 15
High knees – cardio to run away from bad guys 109 / 129
Pike jumps – cardio and core strength to gain agility to get away 27 / 33
Pendulums – be able to kick and get more core strength 53 / 52
Squat, down keeping your back straight, lift up one leg like a sumo wrestler would. One rep. Squat and do it on the other leg next.
Burpees to the floor
My arms are still sore, so instead of doing pushups like normal, plank out and go down to the floor. Then jump back into a squat, then jump. One rep. Add a pushup if you’d like!
Switch lunge kick
Keeping low, in a lunge, switch your leg’s positions. With the leg that’s back, lift up straight into a kick then go back down. After the kick is one rep.
Drive you knees up as high and fast as you can. Each knee up is one rep.
With your butt in the air, and your hands and feet on the ground, jump your legs up and in and over the other side. That’s one rep.
With your butt in the air, and your hands and feet on the ground, stick one leg out to one side, parallel to the ground. Switch the legs. One rep. Keep switching legs.
Disclaimers: Do this at your own risk, ask your doctor, I am not an expert, be careful!