Considering “The Walking Dead” is the most watched television show in cable history, I bet a lot of you have seen it! You probably have a pretty good idea of what the zombie apocalypse could potentially look like. You would be fighting for your life (literally and figuratively) every moment of every day.
While there’s not much you can do mentally to prepare yourself for the apocalypse (seriously, no matter how many zombie shows we watch, it would still be ABSOLUTELY TERRIFYING), there are certainly things you can do to prepare yourself physically.
If you want the best chance to survive the zombie apocalypse, there are a few physical components you need to master.
You will absolutely need to be fast in order to escape from any incoming zombie herds. At the very least, you need to be faster than the guy running next to you so that the zombies catch him first. You’ll also need to make sure you have a high level of endurance – who knows how long you’ll be running?
Upper Body Strength
Upper body strength is also crucial. You might need to climb a wall or fence to get to safety, or lift heavy logs to bring back to your camp to build shelter. Either way, you are going to want to have some power in that upper body area.
No matter how fast you are, there are times when the zombies are going to catch up with you. And then you are going to have to hide, maybe for hours in very small spaces. You want to make sure that your core is strong and you are able to hold positions for a long time without shaking and blowing your cover.
So what fitness tips can we at Fit Tip Daily give you to make sure that you make it through the zombie apocalypse alive?
The Walking Dead Workout
This workout will build the 3 components that you will need to increase your chances of survival in the zombie apocalypse: Speed/Endurance, Upper Body Strength and Core Strength.
Grab a set of dumbbells (make sure that they are heavy enough to be challenging by the 10threp). Perform all exercises as a circuit. Rest for a minute in between rounds, and repeat the circuit 3 times.
15 bicep curls
15 overhead tricep extensions
25 bicycle crunches
20 Bear Crawls
1 min plank
14 – Prone Row
200 meter sprint intervals (sprint for 200 meters, walk back)
*Fitness Tips – If you are running on a treadmill, run at a challenging sprint-speed for 45 seconds. Then slow your pace and walk for 2 minutes.
Do this Walking Dead Workout routine 3 times per week and you’ll be ready to take on the zombies with Rick, Daryl, Michonne and the whole “Walking Dead” gang!
Deanna de Bara