Coach PJ’s #DadBod Workout
With Father’s Day just around the corner and Will Smith’s declaration that his #DadBod needs to go, I think it’s the perfect time to weigh in with “Coach PJ’s Dad Bod Workout” and my top five tips for living a healthy dad life.
When Will showed off his Dad Bod, what everyone took notice of was his belly. A protruding belly is a hallmark of a proud Dad Bod. While I don’t believe in exercising for a certain look, carrying around excess weight in the midsection is a precursor for heart disease and back injuries. In this quick workout, you will burn many calories to help decrease your overall body fat, and you will strengthen your core muscles that help keep your back healthy and pain-free (so you can play with your kiddos).
All you need for this workout is a timer, water, and a towel.
Coach PJ’s Dad Bod Workout
This is a reverse pyramid workout that you will do for time. Do 10 repetitions of each exercise (for lunges do 10 on each leg). To create the reverse pyramid, after completing the 10 reps, you will go back to start and do 9 repetitions of each exercise, then 8, then 7...working your way down to one repetition of each exercise. Take breaks as needed. Note your time and try to beat it the next time you do this workout.
- Stand with your feet hip-width distance apart
- Bend your knees and lower your body as if you are sitting down in a chair
- Straighten your legs and return to a standing position
- Start in a high plank position
- Lower your chest down towards the floor with your elbows out wide
- Press your chest back up to a high plank position
- Stand upright, with your hands on your hips
- Take a large step backward with your left foot
- Lower your hips so that your right thigh is parallel to the floor, with your right knee positioned directly over your ankle
- Return to standing by pressing your right heel into the floor and bringing your left leg forward to complete one rep
- Alternate legs, and step back with your right leg
- Start standing up
- Jump down into a high plank position
- Lower your chest all the way down to the floor, doing a push-up
- Explode back up to a standing position
- Lay on the ground with your knees bent and your feet flat
- Interlace your fingers back behind your head
- Curl your head, neck, and chest off the floor slowly and lower back down to the ground
Now that you have the workout down, let’s talk about my top five (5) tips for living a healthy Dad Life. Remember, it’s not about how good you look. It’s about how well you “Dad”.
Top 5 Tips For Living a Healthy Dad Life:
2. Make sleep a priority.
3. Spend quality time with your family.
4. Be a positive example for your kids.
I know that between the workout and the list of tips, it’s a tall order! Being a dad comes with great responsibility. We owe it to our kids to show up as our best selves. Making our health and wellness, both mental and physical, an important part of our day makes an impact on our families. Even though on Father’s Day you might get a tie or a mug from your kids, the gift of a healthy dad is the best gift that you can give them on the other 364 days of the year.
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The Author: PJ Shirdan is a FightCamp Founding Coach who claims that boxing wasn’t his first love, but it saved his life. PJ grew up in the Philadelphia area and played football as a young athlete. After a life-changing event, he found boxing as a way to heal, escape, and, ultimately, rebuild his life as he became a competitive fighter. PJ came to Los Angeles and continued to hone his skills as a boxer and as a NASM and TRX Certified Personal Trainer. He began to train other boxers, UFC fighters, and athletes using a holistic approach. This included mental and physical training, nutritional counseling, and empowering his clients with his hallmark motivational style. Today, he is known throughout the FightCamp Team as the go-to person to close out company-wide meetings with the same optimism and positive messages he delivers in his FightCamp workouts. When PJ isn’t filming workouts, he’s enjoying a great burger with his wife, Lindsey, and living his #BestDayEver. Coach PJ is also USA Boxing Coach certified.