Today we are doing our first in what becomes a weekly series of workouts. The Viking Workout is a High-intensity workout that mixes both aerobic and anaerobic exercise. This workout will push you as hard as you push it. The faster you move, the harder you swing, and the more pain you put in your body the more you’ll get out of it.

You will need the following to become a Viking:

Tractor Tire (Barbell is acceptable Alternative)
Sledge Hammer/Mace
Dumbell you can row.
A Beard Helps

The Viking Workout Breakdown

The Vikingworkout is simple and harkens back to our favorite Nordic warriors. It mixes traditional and new movements to challenge and push you forward.

Row Your Boat to Battle  – Single Arm Dumbbell Rows / 30 Seconds each Arm

Workout Wednesday - The Viking Workout

Run to Battle – Sprint 100 yards carrying your Hammer/Mace. It’s best to break this into 50 yards away from the tire, and 50 yards back to the tire. Dig in and prep yourself for combat.

Fight! – Two minutes alternating hammer/Mac swings into the tire. Be vicious on this thing. Really use your back and core to deliver these blows. Be merciless. Really unleash that inner Viking.

Workout Wednesday - The Viking Workout

Trample the Weak – 30 Seconds box jumps onto the tire. Get your heart racing hard. Keep the hammer or mace in your hands as you do these jumps. Tires typically aren’t that tall, so really dig into the speed and work the cardio aspect.

Workout Wednesday - The Viking Workout

Hurl The Dead – Drop the mace or hammer and its time to flip tires. Grip the tire from the bottom and fling it upwards. Use your legs and not your back. Flip the tire 25 yards. You should really feel it in your ass and calves. Go hard and fast.

Workout Wednesday - The Viking Workout

Rest 1 to 2 minutes and do it again. Repeat for 3 to 5 rounds. This is a great workout to finish up a day at the gym. I like to do a few rounds of it after lifting weights to finish it up. It’s also great for after a run where you want to get your muscles working just a bit. It can be a soul sucker if you let it, and you should let it. Let your Viking out gents.