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    New style of workout

    I have a possible suggestion for a new style of darebee workout. If neilarey agrees that is.
    I have tried darebee workouts in the past but I just find them a little... not my favourite. I rather enjoy workouts that are fast (like crossfit workouts) and I was wondering if it would be of interest to try making "rounds for time" "AMRAP" or "tabata" style routines?
    Just a thought

    Why not take your favourite workouts and do them AMRAP or one of the other styles?

    If the rep counts of that workout are too high, just reduce them by half/third/quarter so the focus is on doing more sets for time.

    I've done this before and is a good way of breathing some fresh life into a favourite workout that you might be getting bored with.


      There are workouts like this on Darebee. I have these tagged but have seen and used others. Look to the higher level fitness programs. They will have full circuit days. Now that I'm thinking on it, you should check out Military Fit (regular, not plus). In the program there are a variety of days that I think fit your style of working out.

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      Three other thoughts:

      The Full Circuit Program is similar in design to AMRAP in that you complete a time based circuit of exercises and loop it without stopping - though there is a finisher exercise:
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      For a tabata style program, look to Totals. In this program you are given a total number of exercises to complete throughout the day. However, I have discreet periods of time in which I exercise each day. As such, I always complete the total number given within my workout time frame. You put on a loop timer for 20 / 10 or whatever seems appropriate for your needs (here's an interval tababta style timer).

      Lastly, remember that on most workouts the 2 min interval between sets is the max amount of rest you're supposed to take - as in it says up to 2 minutes rather thanat least 2 minutes. If I'm working on muscle endurance and trying to get cardio through my strength work, I rarely rest longer than 30 seconds between sets. Sometimes I don't rest at all.

      EDIT: I think ending on a note of agreement is called for. My favorite exercise programs on Darebee are Military Fit and Spartan Trials and my favorite workouts are Day 4 Military Fit and the Loop Workout. I like them because they are continuous workouts with appropriate on/off cycles that challenge all parts of my body. While I can modify any workout of the website to fit the bill (cutting off time for rest, etc), the design of these exercises was tested and released to perfection for me and my body. I'd love to have a full-circuit program that is a bit harder than the one just released that incorporates some of those Military Fit Full Circuit routines but works to build on them throughout the program. Maybe someday that will happen.