Lots of exercise programs this time of year claim to get you in the best shape of your life. But how many can claim to get some of the top trainers in L.A., thousands of badass cops, and a large number of Navy SEALs in the best shape of their lives?
Such are the specs for the fitness plan you’ll find here. Adapted from CrossFit, the plan is not only scarily effective, it’s the most time-efficient workout you’ve ever seen. This double espresso of a cross-training regimen takes familiar functional multijoint exercises such as squats, pull-ups, and medicine ball throws, preaches perfect form and full range of motion, tosses in bursts of cardio, and has you crank up the intensity by clocking it all with a stopwatch. Most days you’ll blitz through it in 20 minutes or less. The world record for one benchmark drill (Workout 1) is less than seven minutes.
Easy, right? Well, as you’re standing there, ready to vomit, easy probably won’t be the first word that springs to mind. So amazing will do.
Each day, do the drill indicated, and pay special attention to the signature move shown. Every fourth day, take the day off. When you get to Workout 10, start cycling back through from one and repeat for a month or until your pickup hoops opponents beg you to stop.