Garage Workout 10-3-18: The 20’s

Two weeks in a row. We did it. We showed up for the garage workout two weeks in a row. I can’t remember the last time we pulled that off. We should get some type of trophy. Well, three of us showed up. Maybe half a trophy. Last week we needed sleeves. This week, I was sweating of my berries just walking up to the top of the parking garage. Go figure. #mothernature

Since I play softball at night on Wednesday’s and I want to be a quasi-productive hitter at the plate for my team, I’ve decided to make the workout more leg-centric. This will allow my arms to be more than just floppy noodles come game time. One of the group members pointed this out after the first set.

Group member: “Seems like a lot of legs here.”

Me: ……………………..”Yeah, I have softball tonight and want to hit.”

Group member: “Wow, that seems selfish.”

Me: ……………………..”Sure is. Tell you what – you can sub in 20 seconds of push ups for any leg exercise you don’t want to do. See – everyone wins.”


He only did one set of push ups.


Today’s workout was inspired by a workout I found on the Darebee site. I’ve mentioned this site before in prior posts, but its such a great tool, its worth talking about again. This is a totally free site, and the information on exercise, workout programs, and nutrition, is pretty amazing. You usually have to pay for stuff this good. The site does ask for donations in its “support the project” content. I’m not any type of paid sponsor, nor have I been asked to solicit on their behalf. I’m just a guy who thinks this is an amazing personal fitness tool, and I think more people should see it and donate to the cause. Its all about sharing information to help people become the best versions of themselves (that they want to be). This site is doing that, and doing it in an amazing way.

Anyway, I took one of their workouts and changed the volume- rather than being rep based, I opted to make the exercise time based (trying to sync/count reps in a group setting can throw off people’s mojos). I was able to program the entire workout into my phone’s Tabata Timer app, and it worked like a charm.

Workout: The 20’s

  • 6 total exercises in the circuit
  • 20 seconds each
  • no rest in between exercises
  • 2 minutes rest between sets
  • 5 total sets

Warm up: 

  • 100 jump rope (any style)
  • Sun Salutation A x 3


  • Jumping Jacks (any style)
  • Burpees
  • Jump rope
  • Jump squats
  • Jumping jacks (any style)
  • Jumping alternating lunges (aka iron mikes)

Cool down:

  • Sun salutation B x 2 (I’m getting these guys into Yoga)

Post workout nutrition:

  • The Works omelet @ First Watch – my favorite breakfast meal of the week!
    • No tomatoes, sub fruit for the bread, add side potatoes (I was in a potato mood)


Do you have any fun and off the wall places that you like to work out? If so, please tell us all about it in the comments. If you enjoyed this post, please be sure to “like” and “share.” Thank you!


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