100 Days of Geek Chic and Healthy: Super Mario Workout

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

After seeing Ariel’s (Nerdy Birdie) 100 Days of Geek Chic and Healthy theme, I couldn’t help but be interested. Fitness and eating right have both been well established in my life (with a cheat day here and there, of course), but my inner-geek isn’t as strong as it once was. This challenge will hopefully step up my geek chic game with inspiration, and I hope to be able to inspire you with different workout and recipe ideas.

While being able to go to the gym is great for strength training, sometimes you just don’t have access to a gym. Thankfully, there is a workout (and more) for that. I love body weight exercises (as does American Ninja Warrior Kacy) and think they can be just as beneficial as having dumbbells.

I also know from experience it’s fun to have a theme or something to have in mind while working out… And honestly, who wouldn’t want to go through a Super Mario course?

Super Mario World Workout

The following workout is called a Circuit Workout, which includes strength as well as endurance training. Try to go through the entire workout without stopping.

Super Mario World: 1-1 Workout
Jog: 60 seconds
Arm Swing Rotation (Horizontal and vertical): 60 second
Alternating Leg Swings: 60 seconds
Get that Coin: 60 second Knee Tuck Jumps
Ride that Yoshi: 60 second Tricep Dips
Climb Up the Vine: 60 second Mountain Climbers
Fire Power: 60 second Push-Ups
Up The Stairs!: 60 seconds Alternating Lunges
- (or) Hard Mode!!: 60 seconds Jump Alternating Lunges
Dodge the Hammer/Shell/Item Thrown at You: 60 second Burpees
Down the Finish Pole: 60 second Plank
- repeat workout x2

How To
Knee Tuck Jumps
Tricep Dips
Mountain Climber
Jump Lunges

With some of these exercises, you may have to work your way up to doing 60 seconds (like the plank.) Go as long as your body will hold. As long as you continue doing circuit training like the one above, your hold time will improve.