On June 13th, history was made. The team at lululemon Clarendon hosted a “Men Only” workout led by yours truly. I met 30 of Arlington’s finest for a 60 minute workout. I introduced myself and explained, “I’m not here to kill you or make you throw up. But let’s be clear, I could if I wanted to.” They needed to know.
I started the guys with a dynamic warm up, traveling inchworms, pushups, and hip mobility stuff. 90% of the men had never met me so they had no idea how “good” the workout would be. Time would tell. Twenty minutes to be exact.
The first circuit involved dive bombers, tuck jumps, and wall walks. The latter are intimidating. But once your feet are up, you feel awesome. Wall walks build confidence and strength. The guys loved it.
Plyometrics are good for the soul so I programmed explosive split jumps. When I asked for maximum air time between landings, they delivered. Look at the guy in navy on my right. He is flying! I was swimming in a sea of athletes. Happy trainer? Check.
In between sprint drills, I threw in important – albeit less strenuous- moves. Glute bridges are essential for posterior chain development and contribute to powerful glutes and hamstrings. Guys rarely do this exercise so I made them. Between you and I, they were relieved to be lying down.
The last round of sprint drills was followed by single leg RDLs, which improve hamstring flexibility and balance (typical weak areas for guys). While they worked, I danced – like no one was watching.
The forecast predicted thunderstorms, a 100% chance. Only hours before the workout, the sky was colored Armageddon gray. Then there was a torrential downpour. But when class started, nothing. Not a drop of rain. The sky was clear and the guys were ready for a lululemon workout.
This was one of the most athletic, fun, and inspiring groups I’ve trained. Thank you, fellas, for trusting me with your muscles. Thank you, Chris Perrin, for executing perfect form. Like a boss.
Thank you, lululemon Clarendon, for being a great support system. You are a smart, organized, easy-going, and creative team. I am proud to be your ambassador.
Here’s a video of the action: