#MotivationalMondays- The Modified Power Hour Workout

Reflecting back upon collegiate shenanigans always brings a smile to my face. It was necessary to attend all those dorm parties with free beer, miss 8 A.M. classes to play catch up with sleep, and park in all of those “reserved” spaces on campus.

One ritualistic, weekly activity I’ll never forget was the whole idea of power hour. Most are probably seasoned vets when it comes to this fast impairing game. For those who aren’t, basically, you take 60 shots of as many beers/shots/drinks as you can within an hour. Music is usually the timekeeper and it’s always a race to beat the clock. You might try a trivia game for one song, then dance for another, then musical chairs for another…all until your logic is clouded.

Naturally being a lightweight, I always sat this one out as I did not inherit the Irish half of my ancestry. My tolerance level for alcohol ran on E, identically to what my car gas gauge read most of the time. However, the amusement experienced as sober was priceless.

Today’s workout involves weights if you choose, repetitions, and quick stretch/balance training for 3 songs and NO ALCOHOL, just endorphins.

I trained with 3 songs around 4 minutes each, for a quick, fat blasting, energy boosting 12 minute workout.

First Song: “Good Feeling”- Flo-Rida

Four Minutes of Tens

  • 10 burpees
  • 10 jumping jacks
  • 10 jump squats
  • 10 side lunges
  • 10 forward lunges
  • 10 back lunges
  • 10 side crunches
  • 10 shoulder raises (with or without weight)
  • 10 push-ups
  • 10 tricep kick backs

Second Song– “Freak On A Leash”, Korn

Upper Body Blast

  • 20 shoulder presses (medium-heavy weight)
  • 15 bicep curls (medium-heavy weight)
  • 10 kickboxing punches (light-medium weight)
  • 5 lat pull backs (medium-heavy weight)
  • 1 plank pose

*Repeat for 2 more sets or until song is completed*

Third Song– “Bootylicious”- Destiny’s Child

“The Power of One For 30

  • 1 plank pose for 30 seconds
  • 1 side plank pose for 30 seconds
  • 1 wall sit for 30 seconds
  • 1 downward dog for 30 seconds
  • 1 backwards handstand for 30 seconds
  • 1 warrior pose for 30 seconds
  • 1 center stretch for 30 seconds
  • 1 child’s pose for 30 seconds

Peace, love, and power hours!

~C.C.D.

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