Lately I’ve been getting a little bored with my workouts so I’ve decided to change things up for a while. It’s not for lack of progress or anything, it’s just straight up boredom and loss of motivation. Just so you know, boredom isn’t normally a reason to change my workouts but I’ve also been feeling a bit more stiff and lethargic from lifting such heavy weights for so long, so I think my body is ready to switch it up for a little while. Once I decided I needed to changed things up, I was sort of at a loss of what direction I wanted to go with my workouts too. Full body splits? Half body splits? Straight up old school bodybuilding splits? Or something a little more…..quirky?
As I was going through my e-mails this past weekend, I came across an e-mail from John Romaniello. No, it wasn’t a personal e-mail. I’m just subscribed to his newsletters and all that jazz. (If you’re not aware of Roman and his awesome-ness, please go check him out. He’s hilarious and really knows his shizz.) Anywho, his e-mail was titled “re: Crossfit??” Considering how much I dislike Crossfit in general (mostly because of poor or no legit programming and not-so-good trainers), I was intrigued. Apparently he’s been doing Crossfit for a while now so that he can provide an educated opinion on it and he feels similar to the way I do about it. But that’s beside the point. He was promoting his program he wrote with Rog Law (another funny dude with muscles) called “The Zombie Apocalypse Survival Workout.”
After reading the overview of the program, I thought, “could this workout be just what I need to break out of a rut and re-ignite my FIRE?!” I turned to my husband (who has also been talking about changing his program) and asked him “Hey, you wanna do a Zombie Apocalypse Survival Workout with me??” And ultimately, after a few questions, his answer was “Yes!” Of course he answered “yes!” Who wouldn’t want to survive the Zombie Apocalypse!!!!??? Besides, the program was on sale at the time, so who could say “no?”
The program is much like Crossfit in that it doesn’t make you the best at anything, but will help your overall fitness and make you slightly better at everything. It includes some super-heavy lifting, accessory work, plyometrics and bodyweight work, and a little cardio. It’s been a while since I did a workout like this (no, Crossfit, your style of workouts are not quite original) so I was really looking forward to it! Each phase of the program is also geared to help you improve on a certain adaptation as well, such as conditioning, relative strength, absolute strength, and overall fitness. In other words, it’s going to help you get “stronger, faster, and leaner” AND “increase your work capacity and become more resistant to injuries.” All the skills one might need to survive a zombie apocalypse! Sounds good, huh?
My husband and I started the program on Monday and so far we’re really loving it! We’ve both said that we haven’t had this much fun with a program in a long time. It’s challenging but not daunting and will make you sweat buckets. So, if you’re currently looking to have fun while improving your overall fitness, yet don’t want to dish out the dough for Crossfit or you actually like programming that is geared to help you meet some goals, then I definitely recommend this program. I’ll be keeping you posted as we progress with it!