Today’s workout is inspired by functions. If you have taken calculus classes, you’ll probably understand this little joke that gets passed around among first-year science majors:

Get it?

Every time I do a cardio drill on the battle ropes, the waves remind me of sine and cosine graphs.

Our function workout has a few cardio drills with the battle ropes, and a resistance set inspired by the function f(x) =y. You’ll be doing “1 for 1″ mini-supersets. On the first exercise, for example, you’ll do a chest press of your choice, hop off, and immediately do a pushup. After that, you’ll go right back into another press, followed by another pushup, and so on for a total of 10-15 times. Then move on to the next exercise. If you don’t have battle ropes available, sub in a different cardio drill like jumping jacks or jump rope.

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The f(x) Workout
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f(x) = sin(x): 30-60 seconds battle rope waves

f(x) = y: x/y – 1 of x immediately followed by 1 of y

Chest press/pushup X10-15

Triceps extension/triceps pushup X10-15

Weighted squat/jump squat X10-15

Barbell curl/Reverse grip body weight row X10-15

Barbell or hex bar deadlift/stability ball hamstring roll-ins X10-15

f(x) = cosine (x): 30-60 seconds battle rope waves

Complete 3 circuits.

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NerdyJock

Part inner nerd and part aspiring jock. Mostly inner nerd, though.

Brilliant! This is the best thing I’ve seen all day, thanks for the inspiration!

You’re so welcome! Enjoy. Clever blog title, BTW.