Skip Nav
Are Your Thighs Burning? They Are Now
Healthy Recipes
38 Healthy Party Appetizers to Celebrate the Super Bowl
Healthy Recipes
Eat This Valentine's Brunch For an Energizing Romp in the Hay Later

The Hunger Games Workout

Train Like a Tribute: Hunger Games Obstacle Course Workout

Train to survive anything life throws your way with this workout inspired by Katniss Everdeen's skills in The Hunger Games trilogy. This obstacle course works your body like circuit training but is much, much more exciting. Aside from beating workout boredom, working the agility ladder and hurdles will teach you to be agile and catlike, and honing your archery skills will just make you feel badass.

View Transcript »

If you're looking to burn calories and have the most thrilling workout in your life, then you're gonna love this cross-fit style, combat agility obstacle course designed to replicate Katniss Everdeen's Survival Skills from The Hunger Game. We're here with JP from Brick, and he's going to teach you everything you need to know to survive anything that comes your way. Station one in today's obstacle course will stimulate quick foot movements. Step out to the left side, bringing your right leg into the forward box. Exactly. And then as you step over to the right, you'll bring your left leg into the forward box. And as you start to speed this motion up, it'll increase the level of difficulty. So similar to that of the footwork, Katniss would need to use in the Hunger Games while escaping or running through the forest. And at home, you can do this by drawing like a hopscotch with chalk or laying out any objects in your house sure. The more creative the more fun it gets. Yeah. So what we're going to do is we're going to slow things down now. I want you to go ahead and step over laterally, and crawl underneath it. Jump right over the next one. Slow down. Perfect, nice work. Now something like this would be very simple to set up at home. You could use a broomstick and possibly even the ends of chairs. All right, so this is our art tree part where we're gonna mimic what Katniss did in the Hunger Games, which was her skill archery. OK. Now, when you're ready, I'm going to want you to release off the back drawing through with those two poles as your target. Excellent! There you go. Now, if you were going to do this at home, you could use anything that has any type of resistance in it. Or for safety reasons it's just as simple to do this with rubber bands. Alright, so here we are. Which is really a culmination of agility, stability, and body control. Alright, so what you're going to do is hop up on your strongest leg there you go, and without touching the other one down now, working that balance, I want you to jump to the next box, onto the next box in the center, next box, jump off. Excellent landing on both legs using your larger muscle groups. If you're at home what you could do is just put out couch pillows and jump from pillow to pillow. So our final station is the inevitable and that's the combat piece. Okay. As you'll see in Hunger Games, Candace will have to Actually fight. Yes. And I want you to start with your right elbow. You're gonna turn it over like a chicken wing. And deliver it across the side of the target with force while exhaling your breath, bringing it back down and then delivering the left side, chicken wing delivered to the face. I need one more. Perfect. So, the way that we could go ahead and set this up at home would be to use pillows. All right Susie. We've seen you do each station individually, now it's time to put you to the test. Three, twoone Well, JP, I feel ready for the fight of my life. Thanks so much for teaching us this obstacle course. You gotta, thanks for having me. See you next time on FitSugar TV.

This University Just Issued Mandatory Fitbits to Track Students' Exercise Levels
Common Weight Room Fears
Postworkout Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Butt-Toning Exercises For Glutes
Printable Squat Challenge
Partner Strength-Training Moves
YA Romance Fantasy Books

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

Join The Conversation
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 3 years
This makes me want to work out!
eileenburke eileenburke 3 years
nice arms, Susi!  Remind me not to mess with you. 
Nancy-Einhart Nancy-Einhart 3 years
Chicken wing delivered to the face!
Latest Fitness