Full-Body Workout #1 by Don Saladino

January 12, 2017 by Don Saladino FitnessEnglish

Fitness expert and Garden of Life® ambassador Don Saladino created an incredible workout program for someone who wants it all. While an overview of this workout can be found in Extraordinary Health™ Magazine, Vol. 29 (pg. 57), we’ve got everything you need to know for Don’s Full-Body Workout #1, the first of a three-part series.

Let’s get started!

Foam Roll

Foam rolling is where we get the tissue warm, loose and prepared for activity.

Foam roll for 5 minutes.

Reactive Warm-Up

The reactive warmup is how we get the heart rate elevated while establishing athleticism into the body. For those who are unfamiliar with this type of training, start slow.

Repeat each warm-up exercise twice.

  • Skips, 10 yards
  • High Knees, 10 yards
  • Carioca, 10 yards 


This can also be considered as a full-body workout. The purpose of this is to develop your body’s strength and overall preparedness for all sport activity and life.

Repeat each exercise 2-3 times.

  • Turkish get-up to carry, 30 yards
  • Slams, 10 reps
  • Lateral Hurdles, 30 yards

Strength Series

We are focusing on our compound lifts. These are the movements that give us the most “bang-for-our-buck.”

Repeat each strength exercise three times.

  • Trap Bar Deadlift, 5 reps
  • Bent Rows, 10 reps
  • Single Arm DB Chest Press, 10 reps
  • Sled Push, 40 yards (repeat 3-5 times)
  • Hill Sprints, 20 yards (repeat 5 times)

This routine is designed for individuals who aim to be strong and lean with mobility. Perform this total body routine 3-to-6 days per week, depending on your schedule. For the person who doesn’t have much time, the 3-day routine without any additional days is enough work.

Here’s to being the best you in 2017!

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