If you tried the fire fighter workout that I posted earlier then you're feeling for those folks in uniform, since the workouts are literally no walk in the park. Here is the core/cardio portion of the circuit workout. Be prepared to sweat as these circuits are loaded with some tough exercises. Check out these highlights:
CORE/ABS (PART 1) Note: Repeat core/abs (part 1) and cardio circuits (part 2) consecutively, resting 30 seconds in between.
- Toe taps: Lie on your stomach. Raise your body, then come to a rest on your forearms. In the plank position, lift right leg slightly above floor and bring it out about 45 degrees. Return to starting position. Alternate legs. 30 seconds.
- Fire hose bridge: Start in plank, resting on your forearms. Lift right arm and bring across body, touching your left side. Return to starting position. Alternate arms. 30 seconds.
- Leg raises: Lie on back with hands underneath you. Lift both legs 90 degrees. Lower and repeat. 30 seconds.
- Flutter kicks: Lie on your back with hands underneath, raise legs 30 degrees, hold and kick both legs quickly. 30 seconds.
- Plank: Lie on stomach. Raise your body, then come to a rest on your forearms. Keep your back straight. Hold 30 seconds.
For the cardio portion
CARDIO (PART 2)
- Hose push: (In lieu of a fire hose, use a 45-pound weight plate on a mat.) Place hose on floor. Get behind the hose and push it 15 to 25 yards.
- Body builders: Stand with feet shoulder-width apart. Drop down to crouch position. Push legs out. Bring legs back and pop back up to starting position. 30-60 seconds.
- Power mountain climb: Start in raised, push-up position. Bring right knee up to chest. As the knee comes down, bring left knee up. Do 6 sets of 10 slow climbers and 10 fast climbers.
- Fire power bridges/push up walk: From a push-up position, move your right arm forward, then the left. Walk 10 yards down, 10 yards back.
- Rest for 2 minutes.