Extreme Fat Fighter Workout

by Marianne  - August 7, 2010

Hello everyone 🙂

[the following was referring to the first upgrade to my blog]

First of all, what do you all think of my new Logo?  I am getting a few minor improvements to the site, so it looks neater and more professional.

The Workout

It’s a long one for a start. I didn’t realise it would be so long, but certain exercises are performed slower, so that’s why. Using my Gymboss Interval Timer as a stopwatch I timed myself doing 3 rounds of the following 8 exercises:

  1. Burpees (no push up) x 20 reps
  2. Stability Ball Push Up (hands on the ball) x 10 reps
  3. Sumo Prisoner Squat Jumps x 20 reps
  4. Stability Ball Crunch x 20 reps
  5. Evil Jumps (1 dynamic squat and 2 lunge jumps = 1 reps) x 20 reps
  6. Explosive (clapping) Push Ups x 5 reps
  7. Stability Ball Single Hamstring Curls x 10 reps each leg
  8. Side V-Crunches x 10 reps each side

This workout took me 25 minutes 59 seconds to complete.  I got a good burn from it and there was plenty of variety to stop me getting bored. I likes the challenge of the explosive push ups, the hamstring curls are hard, and the ab work. The cardio sections are intense, so I think it was a good workout. Saved me slogging it out on the stairmaster for half an hour 😉

I love getting feedback on how you all find my new workouts, or any adaptations you have made, so please feel free to leave me a comment. Oh and let me know what you all think of the new LOGO?

Also, remember you can subscribe for notification of all my updates in the sidebar to the right, so it saves you wondering 🙂

Will be back soon with more.



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  1. do you warm up before you do your workouts? would be good to mention the importance of warming up and cooling down in your videos too…

    great website though, your workout vids are great.

    1. Thanks Lissy, I would hope that people would know to warm up and cool down before embarking on exercise, but I guess it’ll do no harm to remind them 🙂

  2. The website looks great!

    I really liked this workout, nice mix of plyometrics to keep the heart rate up and core exercises to work my trouble area. I don’t have an exercise ball so I used my TRX to do the stability ball pushups and hamstring curls and subbed in TRX rollouts for the crunches.

    1. Nice adaptation. Must get me one of those TRX’s, keep meaning to, but they’re rather expensive, so might need to save up for one 😉 You can do so much with them though. Glad you enjyed the workout, oh and that you like the little changes to the site. Think it make a big difference.

    1. Thanks, and yeah I just realised how to activate that feature the other day LOL, it’s been annoying me for ages that people don’t know who I’m replying to. It also mean people can reply to others’ comments too 🙂

  3. I’m glad all of you like the logo I designed for Marianne. My website is down at the moment but will be up and running sometime this week. Sorry for jumping in on your blog Marianne.

    PS- Since I started your logo my partner has started reading your blog and is trying your workouts, she’s impressed!

  4. Logo looks great….and you’re always professional.;) after a two week break focused on the girls, I’m gonna back at it tomorrow and plan on stealing several of your recent workouts! My brain can no longer seem to train myself.

    1. Thanks Gwen. I know that feeling of needing inspiration. Some days I don’t know where to start. Trying to keep them all different is hard sometimes. But hope I can help sometimes anyway. Good luck with the training. It’s tough starting back after a break.

  5. LOVE THE LOGO!!!!! 😀 😀 😀 Your site is looking very nice, Marianne

    I am doing the challenge tomorrow, after my TGU. I am fully expecting to be slaughtered by you, but I am going to do it tomorrow and again at the end of the month to see how much I have improved. 🙂

    And we made it home safely, after sitting in traffic for 3 hours due to 2 separate accidents within 45 miles of each other. What should have been 15 hours of driving ended up being 18 XP We got in after 4 a.m. and are totally wiped out today.

    1. Nightmare!!! Nothin I hate more than being stuck in traffic with nowhere to go. Glad you got back safe. We just got back from one night away, and I am wiped too. We stuffed our faces with every thing on offer and now feel like a pie!! I’m so bloated today, so will probably do the challenge tomorrow, unless I get a second wind later.

      Glad you like the logo 😀

        1. Thanks Melissa. I deserver to feel like a pudding. I must’ve eaten about 1200-1500 kcals for breakfast alone!!! 🙁 Let’s just say there I’m suffering the effects of too much salt and too much bread LOL, not a good look :/

  6. Hey Marianne

    I tried this workout this morning and it was excellent. My time is not right as I forgot to warm up before starting… it looked like it was going to rain and I wanted to get started, but I had to take a break and warm-up… then it really did start to rain. There were a couple modifications…I switched the ball crunches to ball back extensions and the V-ups to Side Crunches on the ball ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODSOEXem56Q). For some reason the V-ups don’t seem hard to me, I must be doing them incorrectly! I also added in two other exercises at the end to add to the leg workout (knee strengthening) and cardio. So I added Bulgarian split squat 10R/10L with one leg on the ball. So my time was 32 min. and I was really huffing and puffing.

    Thanks again for the great workout!

    1. Ooops I forgot to mention… those explosive push-ups were KILLER!!! First round I did them from my knees because I thought there was no way I could do them…but then I tried them and I could do it. Sometimes the clap was more of a flap ;).
      Putting them after the Evil Jumps was …EVIL

    2. Heather, what a workout! Those bulgarian squats are tough, never mind with your leg on the stability ball!! My balance sucks doing them like that LOL, but great for knee stability.

  7. Love the new logo with both the KB and the TV.. totally myomy. Nice job. What’s Andrew’s link? Also – happy for how you use the stability ball.. I have to be able to use it for something else beside my toddler son’s personal party punching bag 🙂

  8. Can’t seem to get the new workout video to play! Bummer! Sounds like a good one!

    I can probably do it just based on the list of exercises by now! Just thought you should know!

    Just checked it and it has the message, “An error occurred, please try again later.”

    1. Tricia, sorry you’re having trouble with the video. I’ve played it through firefox and internet explorer and both are working fine at my end. Maybe somethings up with the server for youtube at your end. Or something to do with javascript. Maybe try it again later. I’ll re-embed it anyway, just incase 🙂

          1. Will be using this one tomorrow! I’ll let you know what my time turns out to be! I’m sure it’ll be longer than yours! I’m not quite that fit yet!

          2. Hey Marianne!

            Forgot to post this yesterday! Loved this workout! I managed to eek it out in 35:07. Not bad. I have trouble with stability ball pushups They are hard for me for some reason. I did manage to get through them though! I had to do the explosive pushups from my knees because I kept sliding my mat from my toes! Yikes! This is definitely a keeper!

            Keep up the good work!

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