The Anarchy Workout

Andy Speer
Year Released: 2015

Categories: Abs/Core , Boxing/Kickboxing/Martial Arts , Circuit Training (cardio and weights) , Floor Aerobics/Hi-Lo/Dance , Total Body Workouts

If you’d like to know more about Andy Speer, the setting, and music, please see my previous review for Anarchy Workout Phase 1 Cardio.

Anarchy Workout Phase 2 Endurance (27:46)

Main Menu: Cardio, Strength, Endurance, How Anarchy Works. Once you select your workout you’re sent to a sub-menu which lets you know what equipment you’ll need and you can select music on or off.

Background Exercisers: Andy is wearing longer shorts and a t-shirt. He does the workout with two background exercisers, one male (Graham) and one female (Christina) who is the modifier for the workout. Graham is wearing longer shorts and a t-shirt and Christina is wearing layered bra tops and athletic leggings. She modifications for most of the moves and sometimes forgets that she is the designated modifier for the workout or is asked by Andy to show the advanced version of the move too.

Equipment: One dumbbell is optional. Graham uses the weight for some exercises to show an advanced version. Andy and Christina use bodyweight only. I would suggest having a towel and water nearby as you will sweat during this workout.

The workout consists of a brief warm up, the body of the workout, and a VERY brief cool down/stretch.

Warm Up (2:30): arm circles forward & back, skips, switch runners, switch runner skips, hamstring stretch.

Main Workout (23:11)

Half Get Up series: forearm half get-up left, straight arm half get-up left, half get-up to bridge left, hip bridge, forearm half get-up right, straight arm half get-up right, half get-up to bridge right.

Split Squat & Spider series: 1 min. defensive shuffle reach cardio burst, split squat right (last 20 seconds is iso hold w/ jump), split squat plyo right, 30 sec. defensive bound cardio burst, spider walk, spider walk push-up, double spider walk push-up, 40 sec. seal jack cardio burst, split squat left (last 20 seconds is iso hold w/jump), split squat plyo left, 40 sec. defensive bound shuffle.

Crab series: crab bridge, swipers, crab swipers burpee.

Pyramid finisher: 1 push-up, 1 squat jump, 2 push-ups, 2 squat jumps,….10 push-ups, 10 squat jumps.

Cool down/stretch (2:05): chest stretch, seated twist, mountain pose.

Overall Impressions: This workout is a little bit of everything. Usually in workouts like these I tend to think that in the effort to cover everything, nothing really gets accomplished. Not so with this workout. In Endurance 2 you get bodyweight strength work and core/ab work, all with a strong cardio component. I was a totally sweaty mess at the end and felt terrific. Another enthusiastic thumbs up for me.

Instructor Comments:
Andy does a great job demoing the movements and instructing the workout although sometimes he is still demoing the move when the timer starts. He seems at ease in front of the camera and has good camaraderie with the two background exercisers. He is less talkative than in the other workouts because he is doing the majority of the workout and getting gassed just like the backgrounders and those of us at home. When he is walking around he is pointing out modifications and offering encouragement. I enjoyed him as a trainer. I think he's a rising star for Men's Health workouts and I will purchase future DVDs he leads.

Sabine Reuter