Nerd Workout! Hunger Games Tribute Inspired Workout!
Posted: March 23, 2012 Filed under: Home workout, Nerdiness | Tags: capitol, effie, hunger games, inner thighs, katniss, pushups, side burpees, sprints, squats, team gale, team peeta, wall sits
So, should we find ourselves in the horrible position of being a Hunger Games tribute (or awesome if you are a career), then here’s a training workout for you!
Part 1: Just once through
5 sprints about a block long: for the start of the games running to the supplies or running away depending on your strategy
with 5 pushups after each
Part 2: You’ll do this one twice through
20 side burpees – 10 on each side to train to quickly get out of sight in odd positions, and then get back up again
20 V-touch ab exercises – stregthen your ab muscles to help climb that tree or in other unexpected moments when you need those abs
30 wall sits with leg raises – 15 on each leg – to really strengthen those legs and core
30 squat and leg lifts - 15 on each leg prepare your legs for running up hills and carrying your pack, or another person if you’re that kind
40 kicks – 20 on each leg – in case you don’t have a weapon, you’ll need a way to fight off those other tributes
5 ninja jump tucks – be able to get up quickly from the most difficult of positions!
20 of an inner thighs - 10 on each leg – cover every muscle!
with 5 pushups after each
Part 2: Twice through
20 side burpees
Just like a regular burpee, only jump out to the side and do a pushup and jump up from there.
20 V-touch abs
Bring your legs up and your arms up together
30 wall sits
With your legs at 90 degrees, straighten one leg and lift up and lower down. One rep. Do this fifteen time on one leg, then switch to the other.
30 squat and leg lifts
Squat down and then lift one leg up to your side, pointing out. This is one rep. Alternate the leg next time. Each leg will raise 15 times.
Do 20 kicks on each leg, lifting up and then kicking out.
5 Ninja jump tucks
These are hard to describe and hard to do. But really it’s hard to do only because you think you can’t. Sitting with your legs on the floor tucked next to you, top of the foot on the floor, ready your self and jump up on your feet. It sounds hard but you can probably do it. After that jump and tuck your knees up and slap your knees with your hand. One rep.
20 Inner thigh exercises
In side plank position, put your top leg on top of a chair or similar surface. Bring your bottom leg up towards the top leg, under the chair. This is one rep. Do it 10 times on each side, 20 total.
Do everything except the sprints/pushups again!
My time was 22:49. I was doing it outside and the pollen and heat admittedly got to me. Hope you guys are staying out of pollen’s way! Geeeez it’s terrible here.
Hope everyone has a FANTASTIC TIME at the Hunger Games showing tonight and tomorrow and on forward. I’m so excited to see it Friday night!!!
And here are my cosplay nerd-fest photos just for you guys, because I couldn’t resist. Also, DragonCon
is NEVER far away!!!!! Also the only thing I had to buy for this costume were the shoes… ha ha ha.
Capitol Inspired Costume:
Katniss Inspired Costume:
I know it’s silly, but I had a ton of fun with those. Many many many thanks to Alicia for the use of her backyard and taking the outdoor pictures of me. And letting me workout in her backyard…You made the workout!
Oh and close up of the shoes, because you might recognize them, they are totally knockoff of Effie’s shoes in the movie.