Workout of The Week (Robben- 8/12/19)

This short workout is named after Arjen Robben, and is designed to help increase your speed and explosiveness.

Warm Up: FIFA 11+

Speed Portion: 6 rounds of:

  • 20m Sprint
  • 90s rest 

Strength Portion: 3 rounds of:

Scaling Options: If this workout is too easy, increase the side to curtsy lunges to 8e or 10e. If it is too hard, take longer rest periods and do standard push ups instead of plyo push ups.

 

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