Descending Ladder Park Workout

Lately I’ve been doing descending ladder workouts like they’re going out of style and allow me to explain my little infatuation.

All you’ve got to do is start by picking a few exercises. The more hard-core you are feeling, the tougher you can make your list. AKA if I’m sore and tired, burpees probably aren’t making an appearance. I have such a love-hate relationship with those things. Anyways, armed with some killer tunes you can then get to work and do each movement 10 times, followed by 9 times, then 8, and so on, until you’re rapid firing and reach 1.

What I love about this format is that as you get more and more tired, the reps get lower and lower. So when you find yourself finishing a round and thinking, “I AM SWEATING OUT OF MY EYEBALLS RIGHT NOW” (tell me you know what I’m talking about), you can relish in the fact that you get to do one less rep this time. Good concept or what?

Park Workshop Graphic

When I did this particular workout yesterday, I added in a little sprint between each round with the hopes of driving my heart rate up quickly and it definitely did the trick! The distance is up to you;  I think I did about 300 feet each time.

As is the case with most of my workouts, this one requires no equipment, making it a great one to do at home or while travelling!


squat jumps

Start in a squat and then jump straight up as high as you can. Land back in a squat and repeat.

Hands-to-Shoulder Planks 2

Start in a plank on your elbows, and then raise yourself up to your hands one at a time.
Lower back down to your elbows and repeat.

Hip Raising Planks 2

Rest your elbow and hip on the ground, facing one direction.
Raise your hip off the ground, bringing your body into a straight line. Lower back down and repeat.
Complete the set and then repeat on the other side.

Tricep Dips 2

Put your back against a sturdy horizontal surface with your hands facing in front of you.
Lower down with a straight back until your arms are at a 90 degree angle and explode back up and repeat.
Walking Lunges 2

Lunge one foot forward, pause briefly and then stand and lunge the opposite food forward in a fluid motion. Repeat.
Do the required number of reps in each direction (so your first round will have a total of 20 lunges)

DSC_0991

RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN!


I hope you find this workout as fun and motivating as I do. As always, feel free to adapt it to your liking so that you can sweat happy!

Do you ever do ladder workouts? What are your favourite workout formats? 

2 thoughts on “Descending Ladder Park Workout

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s