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:
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.
The f(x) Workout
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.