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Workout of the Month

Gym

Start getting fit for summer with Personal Trainer Steven Patchett and his ‘Marine Challenge’ circuit workout.

 

The Marine Challenge

This is a workout that is designed around the Royal Marine Commandos’ selection tests, so it will definitely put you through your paces! It is a circuit based workout, meaning you go straight from one exercise to the other. For example you would finish the treadmill and go straight into your pull ups and so on until you complete all of the exercises. It’s a high intensity workout that will definitely make you sweat, the idea is to complete it in the fastest time possible and then try and improve your time on your next go!

If you would like to give this a go, but you’re unsure of any of the exercises, feel free to speak to any of the Health and Fitness Team.

Warm up

Rowing machine – 5 minutes

Main session

2.4 kilometre treadmill 
10 underhand grip pull ups (assisted if needed)
40 abdominal crunches 
40 marine press ups (hands underneath the shoulders, elbows in, close to the body) 
20 burpees 
800m row on the rowing machine

Warm down

Upright bike – 5 minutes
Full body stretches
Have you enjoyed this workout? If so, please get in contact with Steve and he can give you some more helpful tips.

Steven Patchett
Tel: 07510134724
Email: s.patchett@leeds.ac.uk