I’m constantly on the go. Whether it’s trying to squeeze a workout into my busy schedule or trying to get a workout in a hotel gym, I’m always looking for a simple workout that gets results.
I recently experimented with a workout that did exactly that. I had seen people doing this movement called “mapmakers.” I had to try it out. Here’s what they look like:
That was brutal… 50 Manmakers for time with 30lb dumbbells # This is the first 5-10 reps = easy! The last 40 or so reps = way harder than I thought. # Wanted to cut it at 30 reps because I was down to doubles and singles, but I committed, set a plan, and executed. # Took way longer than it should but got it done! # Try it out! Great hotel workout.
This movement is deceptively challenging and there are many ways you can break up this workout but here’s what I did.
50 ManMakers For Time
(30lbs dumbbells used in the video)
It’s simple but incredibly effective. I was surprisingly sore the next day. Use a weight that is comfortable but not too heavy. Trust me the weight adds up fast.
The first 10 I felt great. The next 10 felt rough. The next 10 I thought I would quit at 30 and the last 10 I had to break them up in 2’s.
Try it out… It’s “fun.”