This workout was designed for a 1 hour spin class on a Powerbeam or a Cycleops fluid trainer. Ideally you have cadence at minimum…. this workout did not incorporate watts.
I also coach a group at Catalyst on Monday nights on spin bikes where we incorporated standing drills instead of cadence since those bikes do not have cadence.
If you are diabolical and want a LONG workout.. you can do this as traditionally the 12 days of Christmas works where you repeat each previous action on the list as you move from one to twelve:
ie 1st day, 2nd + 1st day, 3rd+2nd+1st day……until you get to 12+11+10+9+8+7+6+5+4+3+2+1
However, that will be a 2 hour workout not including the core exercises which will be astonishingly difficult if you do them that many times. Not how this was intended. We did this once straight through in my 60 minute spin class. But, fill your boots if so inclined.
I also tested Christmas music in my Monday class and it was a #fail. Christmas music only makes you want to stuff yourself with sugary treats, sip creamy alcoholic beverages in the afternoon and sit on a couch reminiscing. It doesn’t inspire effort and suffering. Rock out, people!
All of the exercises are demonstrated in the Racergirl TV clip in this post if you aren’t sure of any of the exercises.
1st day of Christmas:
1x 1′ spin(actually you want to warmup for 10′ or so but if you are doing the 12 days of xmas for 2hours I figured 5′ easy wasn’t worth having here)
2nd day of Christmas:
2x (30 seconds spinup to max cadence/30 seconds easy)
3rd day of Christmas:
3x 30seconds of plank position alternating left side/front/right side
4th day of Christmas:
4x 10 rpm increases/minute (start at 100 for 1 minute then 110/120/130rpm)
5th day of Christmas:
5x 10seconds of plank hops with 5 seconds rest
6th day of Christmas:
6x 1minute alternating single/double leg pedaling
7th day of Christmas:
7x10s (70s) of pushup/knee to elbow
8th day of Christmas:
8x 1minute alternating 60rpm big gear/100rpm easy gear
9th day of Christmas:
9x10s (90s) of running man plank position
10th day of Christmas:
10 minutes as 90/100/110/120/130/130/120/110/100/90 rpm
11th day of Christmas:
11x plank hip thrusts/side
12th day of Christmas:
12x 20 seconds accelerating an easy gear to high cadence/40seconds easy
I had the opportunity to sit down with Simon and talk a little bit about life before we went head to head in our Procity Barista Challenge. I had a few tricks up my sleeve just to ensure my entry was of a high enough quality to win ;). Fun times with a fun person. Enjoy the show!
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