This is the first leg exercise in the series. Even though this may be easier than the squat this is where you need to start to be sure you are strong enough as you progress through the workouts.
Most every company has a process they follow for interviewing. Many times you will start off with a phone interview. This makes it easy for the company to weed out bad candidates without wasting a lot of time.
In obtaining one of my previous jobs, I had two phone interviews with the HR representative. The first one was to understand my situation and the second was to better get to know me and my skills. Even in the short phone conversations they were assessing whether or not I was a good candidate and if I would be a good fit for the company.
If you get a phone interview, it means they are interested enough to spend more of their time learning about you. This is usually done during a weekday, so you may have to do it on your lunch break. The place you choose should be quiet and if you use a cell phone be sure to have good reception. It is getting harder to get access to a landline phone, but if one is available it is better for an interview since the reception will be much clearer. If you are on a cell phone be sure to mention that at the beginning of the interview so the interviewer will be more understanding if there is bad reception. You also want to be in a place where you would not be distracted.
In both cases where I had phone interviews I had to do it from my cell phone since I could not find easy access to a landline phone. In one case I went to one of those gas stations that have tables and chairs for eating. It was very quiet and undistracting there. In another interview I went out to my car in the company parking lot and sat in the driver seat to talk to the interviewer during a break.
This is from the convict conditioning workout program (affiliate link).
This is the Uneven Pushup. This one is killer on the pecs. Be sure to work both sides evenly.
While you are in the interview, be sure that you do not ask anything related to compensation (i.e. pay, vacation, insurance, etc.). You have to understand the responsibilities of the job first, so you can decide on the appropriate compensation.
Sometimes they will ask how much you were paid at your last job. I recommend deferring this with a statement such as “at this point I do not wish to share this because the compensation should be based on the responsibilities of the job”. Normally they will respect this, but if they push, make sure they understand that you are valuing the job based on the responsibilities of the role and current market value. If they low ball you, you can negotiate up or decline the role if they do not meet your requirements (I will explain in negotiation). Eventually you will have to share your salary information, but that can be later.
In one of my previous job interviews, I was asked how much I was being paid in my current role. I said that I am concerned about answering this question because I want the compensation to be based on the responsibilities of the job and not on my previous compensation. The interviewer accepted this and told me I would have to share it later. Even after sharing it later I was able to get more than what they offered me which was 12% more than I was being paid at the job I was leaving.
Similarly, they sometimes ask something like “what do you expect to make in this role?” I definitely defer this with a statement similar to the one used for deferring the previous salary discussion. You have to do this because you do not know what you should be paid in a role until you learn more about it.
This workout comes from the Toughmudder.com website. It is ideal for indoor cardio when the weather is too bad outside or if you want to change it up.
you can find the workout here: http://toughmudder.com/tough-mudder-boot-camp-training/