Workout Wednesday: Bench To Fence

It’s pretty much as simple as it sounds, start at the bench and run to the fence.  Then add some abs in between each set.

My sister, Shelby came up with this workout and not going to lie, I could hardly keep up with her. It’s definitely a challenge but if you just go at your own pace any one can do it!

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Go somewhere where there is enough room to run back and forth a little more than the width of a football field. We actually did ours on a soccer field and literally ran from the bench on one side of the field to the fence on the opposite side.  About 65-70 yards each way would be about right.

This workout is designed on a ladder system where you count up to 10 runs across and then work your way back down to 2 and then up again. Each time you run across that counts as 1 so in our case to run from the bench to the fence was 1 and then to run back was 2. Then you do a set of Russian twists, toe touches and crunches after each running set without taking a break, if you can. Time how long it takes you to do the complete workout so you can try and beat your own personal time each time you do it!

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Russian Twists

This is how it should look:

10 runs then 10 reps of Russian twists, toe touches and crunches

8 runs then 10 reps of Russian twists, toe touches and crunches

6 runs then 10 reps of Russian twists, toe touches and crunches

4 runs then 10 reps of Russian twists, toe touches and crunches

2 runs then 10 reps of Russian twists, toe touches and crunches

Take a quick breather. But remember you are going for time so only rest as long as you have to. The watch does not stop during the break.

2 runs then 10 reps of Russian twists, toe touches and crunches

4 runs then 10 reps of Russian twists, toe touches and crunches

6 runs then 10 reps of Russian twists, toe touches and crunches

8 runs then 10 reps of Russian twists, toe touches and crunches

10 runs then 10 reps of Russian twists, toe touches and crunches

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The runs were really more like a jog for me. And trust me you start to really feel it by the time you are on the first set of 6 runs but you will really want to give up by the time you make it to the second set of 6 runs. But just keep moving and don’t stop unless you absolutely have to! I really recommend working out with a partner because this is the kind of workout where you really want to just give up in the middle, well at least I wanted to. I was just trying to keep up with my little sister the whole time!

We finished just above 26 minutes total. If you shoot for trying to finish under 30 minutes that should be a challenge for most but just do what you can!

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Extra Tip: Bring a towel to lay on for the abs so you don’t get all covered in grass or turf and wear a stop watch!

And don’t cheat yourself! If you have a fence to run to make sure you hit the fence with your hand every time or touch your toe to a line or whatever land mark you are using!

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Happy Workout Wednesday!

XOXO – Abbey

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3 thoughts on “Workout Wednesday: Bench To Fence

  1. Grammy & Pappy says:

    You girls are something else! This is why you two look so good I lov ya
    !

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