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The Amazing Race Workout

Check out how The Amazing Race star Robbie E trained for the $1 million race.

Pro wrestler Robie E. training in gym
Duration 1 day
Exercises 11
Equipment Yes

M&F recently spoke with Amazing Race star and TNA wrestler Robbie E, real name Rob Strauss, about how he physically prepared for the competition of a lifetime. Strauss upped his cardio and stamina training rather than focusing on the heavy lifting style he usually uses to get ready for the ring.

Before the competition started, Strauss and teammate Brooke Adams, a fellow TNA star, vowed to choose the physical challenges, hoping their combined conditioning would put them ahead in the race. Train to traverse the world with this functional upper body workout below, designed by Robbie E. Complete each exercise in succession and repeat for a total of 2 rounds.

Don’t forget to tune in to the season finale of The Amazing Race on December 19 to see if “The Wrestlers” hustle their way to $1 million. Check out more about Robbie E. and his Amazing Race training and diet approach.

Upper Body Workout - Beginning Phase 1

Exercise 1

General Pushup You'll need: No Equipment How to
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1 sets
To failure reps
-- rest

Exercise 2

General Pullup You'll need: Pullup Bar How to
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1 sets
To failure reps
-- rest

Exercise 3

Scorpion Pushup
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1 sets
8 reps
-- rest

Exercise 4

Spider-Man Pushup You'll need: No Equipment How to
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1 sets
10-12 reps
-- rest

Exercise 5

Handstand Pushup
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1 sets
2-4 reps
-- rest
Beginner: 2-4 reps, Advanced: 4-6 reps, Expert: 8-12 reps

Upper Body Workout - Phase 2 Perform once strength and stamina have increased.

Exercise 1

Archer Pushup
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1 sets
8 (each side) reps
-- rest
Start in pushup position then move left hand further away from your torso, which makes your right side work harder to handle the load. Perform a pushup.

Exercise 2

Inverted Row You'll need: Barbell, Squat Rack How to
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1 sets
8-12 reps
-- rest
Make this more difficult by pulling your upper body to alternating sides. Your weight will be dispersed 80% to the side you are pulling towards.

Exercise 3

General Pullup You'll need: Pullup Bar How to
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1 sets
8 (each side) reps
-- rest
Similar to the row, make this more difficult by performing a pullup and pulling your body weight to alternating sides. Weight should be dispersed about 80% to the side you are pulling towards.

Exercise 4

Back Extension with Front Raise
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1 sets
10 reps
-- rest
Start at the bottom position of a back extension in a Roman Chair. Using a slow and controlled motion lift your upper body away from the floor, and as you do so perform a front lateral raise with light dumbbells.

Exercise 5

Pullup Walkout
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1 sets
4 reps
-- rest
Elevate your body by grabbing the pullup bar. Move left hand from the inner to outer grip, then repeat on right side. Without rocking, move your left hand from outer back to inner grip, repeat on right side. That’s one rep.

Exercise 6

Renegade Row Walkthrough
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1 sets
1-3 reps
-- rest
Start with one dumbbell on each side and get in plank position. With right forearm holding a plank, perform 5 dumbbell rows with left arm. Then perform 5 diamond pushups. Repeat on right side. Drop the weight and do regular pushups. That’s one walkthrough
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