The Junction Fitness team has been climbing the CN tower for multiple years in a row now. This year is going to be my second time participating. I remember how nervous I was last year. I really didn’t know what to expect. Doing something like this was so out of my comfort zone and I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to make it to the top. But I was pushed out of my comfort zone by my fabulous colleagues and with their moral support I prepared and successfully completed the stair climb in 26:13 minutes. I remember feeling accomplished and proud as I gazed out the windows of the CN tower overlooking Toronto. It was such a thrilling experience to reach the top with my teammates victoriously greeting me by the finish line.
I would like to share that experience with you this year. Join our team and climb to the top together. Here is the link to either join us or donate to our fundraising page: http://support.wwf.ca/site/TR?team_id=5294&fr_id=1230&pg=team
In order to make sure you too are able to reach to the top of the CN tower confidently and successfully this year, I’m providing you with a 4 week weekly progressive work out plan.
(Please note that you should first consult your physician or other healthcare professional if you have any acute or chronic injuries that might prevent you from climbing up stairs or have any respiratory or cardiovascular diseases or limitations before making the desicion on following this program or signing up for the CN tower climb.)
Without further ado here is Week 1 of The CN Tower Preparation Work Out Plan:
Choose the cardio machine of your choice- for example treadmill, rower, elliptical or stairs- and complete steady state cardio 3 times a week for 15 min. Steady state tempo should be somewhat hard. (5 minutes warm up and 5 minutes cool down not included in this time!) With warm up and cool down your total amount of time will be 25 minutes.
I added videos showing and explaining each exercise listed below- you find them all attached at the end of this blog post. Please check them out, to make sure you’re performing the exercises correctly. For those of you who have no work out routine established on their own, do as followed:
Do the exercise routine listed below 2-3 times a week.
3 rounds of 15 repetitions each. Complete all 3 rounds first for all the A’s before moving on to B’s and so on. Optional break after completing all rounds for A’s and then again after completing all B’s and so on.
A3 Mountain climber
B1 Stationary lunge
B2 Seated Row
C2 Calf raises
C3 Wall squat hold 45 sec
If you’re already working out on a regular basis be sure to add the exercises listed below into your existing work out routine- if they are not already part of your routine:
Perform the following exercises 2-3 times a week.
Complete 3 rounds of 15 repetitions for each.
Stretch as needed:
Figure 4 stretch
Let me know if you have any questions!
Me and my colleagues are here to help and support you in your pursuit of acomplishing your health and fitness goals.
Post a comment below or send me an email at email@example.com, call or stop by at our Junction Fitness Hub location:
511 Mt Pleasant Rd
I will post Week 2 of The CN Tower Preparation Work Out Plan next week on Friday.