While the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has halted the cadence of everyday life for just about everyone, the world is now beginning to adjust. We’re all handling the challenges of social distancing and self-isolation differently–but that doesn’t mean that we have to go it completely alone in every sense.
At Men’s Health, we’re using this period as an opportunity to build up our community and share as much useful, positive information as possible. For everyone stuck missing their typical workout routines with gyms and fitness centers closed down, we’ve done our best to provide as many at-home workout options as possible. But that’s just the start. We’re also hosting live workout sessions on Instagram with some of our favorite trainers to fill the fitness class-shaped void in your daily routine.
Bobby Maximus, former UFC fighter, fitness personality, and author of the Men’s Health Maximus Body book, hosted the latest session. Maximus makes a point to train without equipment even when he has a fully-stocked gym at his disposal–so creating an accessible session for guys stuck at home without access to gear fits perfectly to his training style.
This quick-hitting, high-rep lower body session is no different than Maximus’ other training methods, so get ready to work. You’ll be maxing out your work capacity for just 15 minutes. Even though you’ll only work for a quarter hour, it’ll probably wind up being the toughest thing you do all week.
You’ll do three 5-minute rounds, with 1-minute rest periods in between. Unlike other workouts, this is a competition. Your opponent? The clock–and yourself. “I’m on this thing where commitment is binary,” says Maximus. “It’s zero or 1, you’re committed or you’re not. Too often with training, people kind of show up and don’t try that hard and go through the motions. Today, I want you to really push.”
To win a round, you need to perform the predetermined number of reps before the time runs out. Just make sure you don’t shirk on your form to hit your goal.
Bobby Maximus’ 15-Minute Max Out Workout
3 rounds of 5 minutes, AMRAP
Squats – 100 reps
Lunges – 100 reps
Situps – 100 reps
Stay up to date with our workouts every single weekday at 12 p.m. ET. Want to keep up with the sessions you’ve missed? Check out the whole collection here.