Best Workout Finishers
When you are looking for ways to polish off an awesome workout, give these a try!
Run the rack
What you need: A dumbbell rack
How you do it: Pick a dumbbell exercise (works best for curls, DB squats or shoulder press in my opinion) and pick a heavy weight. Do as many reps as you can with that weight, then put it down and pick the next smaller weight, rep out again. Repeat until you have used all the weights (you can usually stop with 8s or 10s).
What you need: any type of weights
How you do it: Pick any exercises (works best with leg press, squats, bench press) load the bar with heavy-ish weights and max out your reps. Then take off some weights and max out your reps again. Repeat 4-5 times.
On the bench press for example, you could load the bar with 4 plates of 10 pounds on each side. Try to do as many reps as possible and then take one plate off, max out again, repeat until you are repping out with just the bar.
100 rep burnout
What you need: a high pain tolerance
This works best with body weight exercises like push ups, pull ups, burpees and jump squats. Complete 100 reps as fast as possible. You do not have to do 100 in a row, just do 100 as quickly as you can.
Green Sally Up
What you need: Moby's song "flowers"
This works best with squats and push ups. When you hear the lyric "green sally down", do a squat/push up. You can only finish the rep once you hear the lyric "green sally up".
What you need: ACDC's thunderstruck
Do jump squat the whole song. When you hear the word "thunder" do a burpee. When you hear the word "thunderstruck" do 2 mountain climbers per leg.
What you need: 2 exercises targeting different muscle groups like pull ups and push ups.
Do 10 pull up and then 10 push ups. Then do 9 of each, 8 of each all the way down to 1 of each.
What you need: your gym partner
Same concept as above but you can do this with only 1 exercise. Partner A does 10 reps, then B does 10 reps, then A does 9 reps... all the way down to 1 rep each.
Enjoy the burn!