Moderate-hard workout / core bag circuit / 10-mins
It’s super simple – but it’s also super intense: this core bag workout will help you build skill and test your endurance. Also, you’ll find that this workout it’s based on a simple and uncommon protocol called EMOM – which means Every Minute on the Minute.
First things first, though. Before you start, grab the only equipment you’ll need to perform this EMOM workout: a core bag. We recommend 20kg for men, and 10kg for women, but you’re the one in control, so choose according to your fitness level.
Then, it’s time to get your stopwatch ready. There are two exercises per circuit:
Prepare to begin your workout and start the stopwatch. The goal is to complete each circuit within every minute – hence the name: EMOM. Any remaining time within the minute should be used taken to rest before the next minute/circuit starts. Repeat the circuits for 10 minutes – it should give you ten rounds.
This EMOM workout focuses on the skill of lifting and pulling, so it’s essential that you work on your technique for these two movements, but at the same time, you should perform them as fast as possible. You’ll feel fatigued as the workout advances and that makes the rest periods really important. The quicker you work, the more rest you’ll get at the end of each minute.
Having said this, it’s crucial that this workout challenges you. So, if you can complete five reps of each exercise in less than 40 seconds, you should increase the difficulty and add one more rep per each exercise. If you cannot perform five reps of each exercise in under a minute, drop back to 4 reps per exercise. Try to improve your performance each time you complete this workout.