On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, we share a 4 minute male vs female workout rep challenge that requires no equipment.
Are you ready for a partner or couples workout rep challenge?
Damn right you are.
I had the pleasure of traveling to the beautiful beach in Santa Monica, California to film this 30 for 30 male vs female workout rep challenge.
During this workout, I was joined by a special female co-host who was a WNBF female figure pro.
This beautiful and talented girl’s name was Jessica Rumbaugh.
I say her name “was”, because she is now known as Jessica Gouthro.
Yes, 2 years after meeting her during this workout, Jessica became my wife.
But before we got married, Jessica was known as a kick butt online fitness coach and personal trainer in California and New York.
As you can tell, even though we had instant chemistry, at first we were a little awkward together on camera.
Especially at the beginning when I mistakenly said, “stay tuned, we’re going to see if I can beat up this girl”.
Then Jessica replied, “I know, I like it.”
So I decided to leave it in the edit.
Then I also shared my habit of clapping my hands before filming every video to pump myself up.
She jokingly asked, “does it work?”.
This was true love forming right before your eyes.
So now that you have some context, let’s jump into today’s 4 minute male vs female workout rep challenge.
This isn’t just any regular workout challenge.
This is a partner challenge workout which we referred to as the “Can Brad Beat A Girl Workout”.
Bad name, I know.
This can be a male vs. female workout challenge or just challenge a friend.
We’re going to see if I can do as many reps as Jessica, or can she do more than me.
Jessica will go first to set the bar on the number of reps, then I’ll go after her and try to beat it.
With that said, it’s time to take your shirt off and get sweaty.
Think I can beat a female fitness figure pro or is she going to kick my butt?
I love a good workout challenge.
Let’s see who will win.
Here’s how this 4 minute male vs female workout rep challenge is structured:
4 total minutes with each person doing 2 minutes of work.
AMRAP: as many reps as possible.
Complete 1 set of each exercise in circuit format.
No rest between exercises.
If you want to extend the workout, you can complete as many rounds as you have time for.
Click the links below for a step-by-step exercise demonstration of each exercise.
Reps: 30 seconds
Rest: 30 seconds
Coaching cues: Press start on your 30 second interval timer and begin counting the reps. By the way, as you can see, we’re not choosing the easier variation of the burpee here. To complete the burpee tuck jump, also known as the atomic burpee, lower your body to the ground to complete a push up, then jump and bring your knees up and touch with your hands. Focus on engaging your core. This is an excellent overall full body cardio exercise.
Reps: 30 seconds
Rest: 30 seconds
Coaching cues: when doing a jump squat, also known as a squat jump, make sure you are getting down to about a 90 degree angle at your knees. When you jump back up, aim for full extension of your legs. You’re going to feel the burn with this one, but it’s a good feeling though.
Reps: 30 seconds
Rest: 30 seconds
Coaching cues: complete 30 seconds of push ups. If you’re doing this workout rep challenge on the beach and there’s not sand on your chest, you’re not going low enough in your push up. If you can’t complete a full push up, drop and do the push up on knees.
Reps: 30 seconds
Rest: 30 seconds
Coaching cues: finally we’ll end with mountain climbers, then you are done. Make sure your drive your knees in fast and focus on keeping your core as tight and engaged as possible. 1 rep of mountain climbers is when two of your knees go in.
There you have it.
That was the, “30 For 30: Can Brad Beat A Girl” workout rep challenge.
It only takes 4 minutes to complete 1 round.
That breaks out to 2 minutes of actual work and 2 minutes of rest.
Remember to keep track of how many reps you complete of each exercise.
But you will be feeling it even when you’re only a quarter of the way through this workout.
That was awesome.
Here were our results.
So even though I beat Jessica on all the exercises, she did an amazing job and I bet she can probably beat a lot of men out there.
So now it’s your time to do this 4 minute male vs female workout rep challenge.
Let’s see if you can beat us.
Obviously the sand is adding a little bit of a challenging dimension to our rep counts since we can’t move as fast.
So you have a little bit of an advantage on us.
If you want to increase your intensity, film it as the camera always increases your adrenaline.
Leave a comment below and let us know how many reps of each of these exercises you get:
You can absolutely do the same workout.
Even if you’re not as fast as your male partner, just give it your 100% effort.
Just look at Jessica’s body.
If you’re looking to transform your body, Jessica has an excellent physique to strive for.
And guess what, Jessica lifts weights, which is so important.
Don’t be afraid to lift heavier and challenge yourself.
You will not get bulky, we promise.
Everything that I talk about, Jessica pretty much also incorporates into her workouts.
Based on this, this is the body you can have.
Check out her Formula X workout and nutrition program.
If you haven’t done so, make sure you checkout Jessica.
She is a superstar in the fitness industry that has an unmatched passion for helping people live a healthy life.
And she’s kind of cute too.
Check her out.
We had a blast working out with you.
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58 responses to “4 Minute Male vs Female Workout Rep Challenge”
awwww i love the awkard chemistry between them! so cute
Aww the beginning of you and Jess ðŸ˜ŠðŸ’›
She dig your speed 🙂
30 sec rest between workouts. 30 30 means you train for 30 secs then rest while your partner trains for 30 sec
Whats the rest between workouts? And what does 30 30 stand for?
I liked having a female to compare with you should include female co hosts more often 🙂
If you want to burn off fat quickly, you should search google for “Blazing Fat Loss”. That can help you get the body you deserve.
can you please do a video regarding interval training? Is it just as affective as weight training?
Can’t wait till my fat butt can do that
Im going to do this workout with the boyfriend…not gonna look as buff as she is though! haha
excelente co-presentadora, ademas la mutua competencia incentiva el rendimiento, y por ende la intensidad se maximiza
thanks brad for all your workout, i use it every week. it changes my life. keep going its great . stefan from france
just keep working out and eating healthy. you will get there. we had our beginnings too!
isn’t she the best 😉
that’s a big statement man! thanks! so much more to come my friend.
raw milk is better than conventional, but to get lean faster, drop dairy.
THIS IS WHAT I MISSED! Dammit!!! 🙁 But you prob would have WHOOPED MY ASS! LOL! Jess should train me!!
You and I will have an eating competition!
haha.. I couldn’t say that. he’s just too awesome.
I enjoyed seeing brad complete his reps in “fast forward” OMG..what a machine!
I challenged my husband. Here are our scores;
Burpees: Laurie 11, Dave 13
Squat Jumps: Laurie 26 Dave 22
Pushups: Laurie 29 Dave 32
M.C Laurie: 40 Dave (didn’t beat me, said he lost count) hmmm. Sure you did. 😉
Thanks Brad.. Love your Channel and your workouts. From a triathlete. 😉
impressive scores! so cool you and your husband do those things together!
Favorite youtube fitness channel by far. Keep up the good work, man. Cheers from Brazil!
girl crush time! 😉 she’s awesome. y’all rock. the end.
I admit…I have a crush too 😉
haha… i don’t take offence … i like a little dirty competition too 😉
well.. that’s not fair though
Great challenge she is tough!!!
Ahh wish I was as fit as you guys:((
Jess is amazing. You guys should partner together!
Wait till you see what we have coming out this spring!
When the live lean jet comes to Alaska let me know!!!
Deal…you work on finding a sandy beach!
Okay, first, that was totally fun to watch. Santa Monica fun in the sun. Jess is an amazing trainer…I know first hand. Love that you two are collaborating. And between the two of you….not sure who’s the cutest.
She’s awesome and I’ll def give her the title of cutest!
you’re a beast brad! You “beat” her up 🙂
we know each other? Are you from AZ?
nice!! I like this person
Let me know if you are coming to VA so I can kick your butt 😀
Okay, she did very well. But its obvious you are much stronger, so I knew you had that competition in the bag Brad.
I couldn’t do a single rep xD lol
I was rooting for you Jess. At the end I said, “Brad, You Suck” Simply because that is what I would have said if I were doing the workout with with him. I like a little friendly competition. 🙂
Jess and Hoops!
I don’t know…. Jess did full extensions on her push ups and her legs went closer to her chest.. 🙂
Ann Arbor Michigan!!!!
if you hook up a video with me and Jamie Eason…i’ll fly down and then shoot with you as well..haha…DO IT
Just let me know your city and I’ll let you know the next time the Live Lean TV jet is in your area 😉