Groupies and Drama

IMG_1499Groupies.  I’m not talking about the kind where you’re drooling over some band with your tongue hanging out wearing band t-shirts and cut-off shorts. I guess that’s what groupies are.  Let’s define:

According to Free Dictionary:

groupie [ˈgruːpɪ]


(Music / Pop Music) Slang an ardent fan of a celebrity, esp a pop star: originally, often a girl who followed the members of a pop group on tour in order to have sexual relations with them.

Now, let’s redefine it in fitness terms.  Be your own groupie, your own fan, being your own cheerleader and get friends to root for you too.  How, you say?  Get a group of people with like minded ideas about fitness, who have similar goals as yours.  Get the type of people who will root for you, not be jealous or bring you down, but the cheerleader types.  And sorry, no sex involved… if you want to progress!

Now, with this fan club develop a weekly event that you can do together.  I sprint with these people every week… additional people either come or go, but I have a great core group who applaud every effort I make.  My Groupie!

In addition to having a groupie, the other subject I’d like to address is adding DRAMA to your workouts.

Are your workouts getting stale???  Haaaa! I bet they are.  Here’s a little drama to add to your workouts.

Remember HIIT?  High Intensity Interval Training.

There are several ways you can do high intensity without equipment, mix and match, change every day.  Choose 3 exercises, and do 1 variation 5x.

  • jump roping
  • jumping jacks
  • burpees
  • side burpies
  • squat jumps
  • ski jumps
  • split jumps
  • mountain climbers
  • one legged mountain climbers

Intervals can be different variations:

30 seconds exercise, 30 seconds rest

30 seconds exercise, 15 seconds rest

60 seconds exercise, 30 seconds rest

My favorite variation is the first one but you can make it match what you prefer.  Add some drama! It’s so much more exciting that way!

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