Death By 3’s: Workout of the Week

By Amanda Gabriel
Elm Staff Writer

Reps: 21-18-15-12-9-6-3

Movements: tricep dips, box jumps, V-ups, pushups, split squats, plank (1 min)

Gabby Rente doing a V-up
Freshmen Gabrielle Rente performs a “V Up” to strengthen and tone her abs.

*Note: Everybody’s fitness level is different and therefore each person is not going to be able to complete all of the reps. If you start to feel dizzy, nauseous, or faint, stop the workout immediately, hydrate, and stretch.

Death by Threes was named because the number of reps begins at 21 and decreases by three until you reach zero. Start by completing 21 reps of tricep dips, then box jumps, then V-ups, and so on until you have completed 21 reps of each item on the movement list above.
Once you’ve completed this round, start back at the top with tricep dips, but this time complete 18 reps instead of 21. Complete the list of all six movements and then move to 15 reps and all the way down the list until you reach three.
This workout is great for building mental strength as well. If you encourage yourself by reminding your body that the reps decrease as you go along, the workout is not as hard as you may think.

Gabby Rente doing a pushup
Pushups are the best bodyweight as they engage your shoulders, triceps, and legs.

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