How to work your Total Body with One Barbell and live longer as a result…

Watch my total body barbell workout with Leigh Mills


written and produced by john c ashworth, ma

New research our of the University of Utah School of Medicine reinforces what we already know…sitting for long periods of time is terrible for your health.  In fact in this study, getting up and walking for at least two minutes every hour showed that you can lower your risk of an early death by 33%.  Now, I admit, these kinds of statistics are always a little vague and so what if you live longer if you’re unfit, unhealthy, and unable to do the things you love to do in life.  However, a study like this does reinforce the importance of movement and exercise throughout the day, not just a little here and there or a short trip to the gym three days per week.  In fact, there is other research in this area that shows you can completely undo the benefits of a great workout at the gym when you sit too much for the rest of the day.

So, for tonight’s Fitness Friday segment with Leigh Mills, I thought I would provide you a unique total body workout that you can perform with just one barbell.  Because even better than just getting up and walking some stairs or gonig for a short walk, this simple, yet intense strength training routine will provide maximum intensity with minimal complexity.  And before you go discounting this as something that you can’t do at work or really anywhere you could keep a barbell sitting in the corner, tune in tonight as I perform this workout in my suit…

Here are the moves.  The video archive of the workout on NBC15 tonight here in Madison will come later…

  1. Split Squat to Press
  2. Single Arm Row with Partial Lunge
  3. Barbell Russian Twist
  4. Lever Floor Press

If I have time today (Friday, August 21st, 2015) I will get a short video of the moves up here.  Likely, this won’t happen, so either you’ll have to tune in tonight on NBC 15 at about 5:15 PM or check back over the weekend for the video archive.





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