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Quick, But Not Easy, Workout

20 Jan

I love workouts that incorporate strength moves, and throw in some cardio too. That’s why this week’s video is just that!

It’s total body strength with cardio portions that will definitely leave you out of breath.

All you need is a set of dumbbells.

Go through the routine 3-6x through, or however long/challenging you want to make it. Or get creative, and add in another circuit. If you do this, pick 1 upper body exercise, 1 lower body exercise, and a cardio portion to do for 1 minute. Leave me a comment with what you decide to add!

Let me know if you try it out & what you think. What’s your favorite exercise that requires just dumbbells?

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Labor Day Workout Challenge

28 Aug

Are you going away for this upcoming Labor Day Weekend? You can still stay active with my bodyweight/no equipment workout you can do anywhere! Do it in your hotel room…in your friends apartment…on the beach…no excuses! 😉

labordaywkFor each section, count how many reps you do (hence the AMRAP – as many reps as possible). That way, next time you do it you can compare numbers to see if you have improved.

For the exercises like the 4 jumping jacks and 2 squats, going through that equals 1 rep. Here’s a quick explanation for some of the exercises:

Box Jump: You can do this on a ledge, stair or bench, but if none are available simply squat down as low as you can and jump as high as you can.

Pushups with shoulder taps: Do a regular pushup, but when you come back up take your left hand and tap your right shoulder, then take your right hand and tap your left shoulder, then go back down into a pushup. Harder than it sounds!

Split Lunge Jumps: Step back into a reverse lunge, go down, then jump up and land into a reverse lunge with your opposite leg.

Staggered Pushups: Do a pushup, then when you come back up, walk your hands to the right, do a pushup, come up and walk your hands back to center, do a pushup, come up and walk your hands to the left, etc.

Russian Twists: Sit up nice and tall, chest up, shoulders back…extend your arms in front of you, then keeping the upright position twist to the left and touch your hands to the floor, come back to center, then twist to the right.

**This whole workout is about 10 minutes…so you can do a quick workout, or do it 2-3 times through for a longer workout!

Let me know if you try this out!

What are your Labor Day Weekend plans? Do you plan on keeping on track or do you take holidays off? Depends on my mood 😉

 

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