Fitness and rock fan Charles Muir just might be on to something. He’s a fitness writer and a gym rat and he loves his rock n’ roll. Put those together and you’ve got what could be a great, fun workout…The Air Guitar Workout.
He wrote about it recently, about how some exercises can be boring and how you really can get a good workout rockin’ out to your favourite rock songs.
“When I shred to Van Halen’s “Everybody Wants Some!!,” I work legs, core, posterior chain, even grip strength. I do lawn mower pulls with my strums. Wood choppers when I whip my air guitar across my body. Sumo squats, Jefferson deadlifts, off-the-couch depth jumps. Medicine ball slams when I smash my air guitar like Pete Townshend. Neck work when I’m headbanging.
That adds up to intervals, plyometrics, dynamic stretching, and ab work all in less than 10 minutes. A total-body workout that digs into muscles you won’t reach hoisting bar-bells. It’s also existential: as in “the rush.” I feel like Johnny Utah skydiving without a parachute. Primal.”
He recommends… “Put on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Free Bird.” It’s more than nine minutes long. That’s serious work. To make it even harder, I want you to throw in 20 sumo squats, 50 landmine rotations, and duck walks for as many rounds as possible. Don’t worry about form, just make sure you air guitar the whole time”.
You can read more about his Air Guitar Workout here.
Check it out though these guys/girls are working hard…