Functional fitness guru Jay Maryniak proves that you don’t need a lot of equipment to bust your own butt in the gym. It might even leave you wishing you’d picked the weight room instead.
If you saw Jay Maryniak’s One-Take Workout, you’re probably wondering how you can work your way up to attempting such a seemingly impossible workout. It takes time and practicing the basics to do so. Maryniak has a full-body killer here for you that will do exactly that, giving you a taste of what it’s like to train like the functional-fitness wunderkind that he is.
A lot of times, you can get a workout in and feel accomplished without improving technique and overall functionality. Maryniak’s style of training provides no such free pass, however, mercilessly revealing chinks in your overall fitness armor. One might call this the “productively exhausting” workout.
The protocol goes as follows: You will do three continuous sets of 40 seconds of work, 20 seconds of rest. After the third set, rest for 1 minute and 20 seconds before moving on to the next exercise. With this workout being timed, the goal is to get in as many good reps as you can. This way you can focus more on executing technique and quality movement.