Every October, the week before Halloween at OTF is called Hell Week – and it’s pretty much exactly as it sounds – 8 of the hardest workouts ever. Each day is a themed work-out, so you are targeting one specific area, or are at a certain station for longer than you’d like. This year, I did 7 out of the 8 days, and here is what they were:
Tuesday October 24 –DON’T FEAR THE BURPEE // I got lucky, and this was a 3-group workout, so we didn’t have the full 23 minutes of rowing like the other classes. We did, however, have a 14 minute rowing block, which sucks just as bad. We also had four types of burpees to complete and it SUCKED. This was definitely the hardest workout of the week.
Wednesday, October 25 – DON’T BREATHE // A LOT of all-out runs, again, this was a 3-group for me, so we didn’t have the 19 that we were supposed to. It was a ton of 1-minute all-outs, and those are my least favorite thing in the entire world.
Saturday, October 28 – THIGH DAY THE 13TH // This one sucked pretty hard. As advertised, it was a leg heavy workout day, with a lot of inclines and squats. The weight room had one minute bench hop overs, and a lot of shoulder work. My shoulders were the sorest they have ever been after this workout.
Sunday, October 29th – I.T. // Intense Tornado. We had an all out 1 minute run, all out 1 minute row, and then 3 different exercises in the weight room for 1 minute each – burpees, single arm snatch (one minute for each arm). This was definitely my favorite workout of hell week.
Monday, October 30th – THE INCLINES OF DEATH // Yep, that is legitimately the name of the work out. And we were on an incline pretty much the entire time on the treadmill. I was dead after that block – the weight room was again a lot of focus on arms.
Tuesday, October 31st – HELLOWEEN // For each station (weight room, rowing, treadmill), you pulled your workout out of a pumpkin bucket. There were tricks and treats in there. I got mostly tricks. I pulled a 3100 meter row for the rowing block (which basically took up the entire 14 minutes) – for the weight room, I pulled a 15 reps per exercise first, and THEN, I pulled out the trick card for 50 reps per exercise. I got treats on the treadmill, nothing too crazy, so I was happy for that one.
I absolutely loved pushing myself during all of these workouts – they were so hard, but so worth it!