Ladies and Gentlemen: Start your engines! As the whole town of Indianapolis gears up for the Indy 500, you can test out your endurance abilities with this 500 workout!
Start by completing the following exercises for the designated amounts of time. At the end, you will have completed 500 seconds of strength exercises! Choose weights that are light to moderately heavy, because you will be doing most of these exercises for a full minute.
- Basic squats: 60 seconds
- Rows: 60 seconds
- Alternating lunges: 60 seconds
- Chest press: 60 seconds
- Crunches: 60 seconds
- Alternating shoulder press: 60 seconds
- Hammer curls: 60 seconds
- Wall sit: 60 seconds
- Plank: 20 seconds
Finish with a 500-second (8 minutes, 20 seconds) run around the track! Take “pit stops” when you need to by walking for 30 seconds or stopping for a quick water break.
After you’ve made it to the finish line of your workout, make sure to refuel with more water and a healthy snack, like a banana with peanut butter or whole wheat crackers and string cheese!