If you're like me and you've been sitting around at home with nothing to do for a month now, you might've thought about exercising at some point during that time.
I've gone for a few short runs and some walks around the park, but nothing too exhausting or difficult. Until the other day when I stumbled upon a workout video that the Los Angeles Dodgers posted on social media.
During this time of social distancing or quarantine, or whatever you want to call it, the Dodgers have been posting workouts with their Director of Strength and Conditioning, Brandon McDaniel. I saw one of these videos on Monday and thought I would give it a shot.
That was a mistake.
I've always thought I was in pretty good shape. I wrestled for six years in middle and high school, I did P90X one summer, and I run occasionally. But this workout was on a different level for me. There were hardly any breaks and it works every part of your body.
Since today is Jackie Robinson Day, McDaniel decided to make the workout inspired by Robinson's career stats. It's an EMOM workout, which means every minute on the minute you change the exercise you're doing. The video consisted of six rounds of five different exercises. This particular workout when a little like this:
27 squats (for a total of 137. Robinson hit 137 career RBIs)
37 seconds of bear crawl (One second for every base Robinson stole in 1949)
42 mountain climbers (this one shouldn't need an explanation)
10 burpees (one for every season Robinson played in MLB)
You do all of that, you're tired, ready to quit, and then you have five more rounds to go. If you really feel like getting your workout for the week in half an hour, try out this video.
Matthew Atkins, Journalist and Baseball fan.