Nerd workout! Inspired by Scarlett from GI Joe!Posted: August 1, 2012
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!