Today’s workout is the greatest workout ever created.
Why? Because it’s based on the best on the greatest video game code ever created.
In fact, you can probably guess it right now:
Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A start.
That’s right, the code for extra lives in Konami’s NES classic, Contra. Since its release, this code has become famous among nerds. I remember a few years ago when a nerd hacked ESPN.com, allowing you to input the Konami code to see a screen full of unicorns and rainbows. There’s even a website (in which you must enter the Konami code to access the site) that chronicles all of the easter eggs hidden through Internet Land.
It was only a matter of time until I figured out how to pay homage to one of my favorite games growing up here at Nerd Fitness.
That time is now.
Let’s learn how to perform the greatest workout ever created.
Depending on your particular situation, you can try a few variations of this workout:
This is NOT an everyday workout. Your muscles need to recover, so at MOST you should do this every other day, but I see this more of a “once a week” test or “once a month” benchmark to see how things are going.
Practice proper form. Racing through this as quickly as possible while doing half-squats, sloppy burpees, swinging pull ups, and improper push ups will put you on the fast track to injury. PLEASE put an emphasis on your form, take care of yourself, and you’ll have fun. Cut corners to go faster and you’ll put yourself at serious risk for injury. Work on great form, and then work on completing the workout faster.
Have some fun! I’m not gonna lie, my favorite workouts are always nerd-themed, simple, easy to follow, and don’t require a lot of equipment. I’d love for you to go through this workout and leave a comment with your results:
Now go get it done. Good luck.
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