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October Workout Game Plan
For the month of October our muscle group pairings will be chest/legs and back/shoulders. By switching up the muscle group pairings from month to month, we allow ourselves to avoid complacency and plateauing, hence why the first week of each month leaves us so sore! We also place an emphasis on conditioning ourselves to utilize the same amount of weight under longer periods of tension, which will result in quicker we will see our overall ability to increase weight from month to month! Last month we increased our consecutive exercises per muscle group to three. This month we will reduce that number back to one so that we can now begin with a new weight goal to improve upon!
New October Workout Additions!
At Team Afterburn, we are constantly striving to keep the routines fun and fresh by adding new exercises each month! Some of them will be altogether new to our members, while a few will be twists on some of our old favorites! Adding new exercises allows us to add to our extensive library of workout options which means not only do we keep things unique and fresh, but we are able to maximize our workout potential instead of getting caught up in the same thing month in and month out! Let’s take a look at the newest addition for October:
1.) Mountain Climber Twist
¬ As the name would suggest, this is a new “twist” on an old favorite! We love our mountain climbers, but we’ve decided to make them a bit more interesting and a bit more difficult! Just like a traditional mountain climber, you will be in pushup position, driving your knees up rapidly toward your chest. The difference now, however, is that you will be driving your knee up at an angle, across your body and toward your opposite hand. The constant “twist” motion will really engage your core and make this a difficult exercise! We also want to focus on planting those heels on the ground as we bring our legs back so that we can stretch out the calf muscles at the same time!
2.) Burpee Box Jump
¬ What better Halloween treat than to make the burpees even more exciting? After performing a traditional burpee, rather than jumping straight into the air, you will instead incorporate a box jump and jump up on a box that is in front of you! This one is sure to drive the heart rates through the roof!
3.) Stability Ball Reverse Plank Rollout
This exercise combines the slider/rockers with the stability ball knee tucks! Facing forward and downward on the stability ball, rather than tucking your knees up to your chest, you will utilize the upper half of your body to slide (roll) forward and then slide (roll) back. This exercise will combine upper body strength with a great core workout