Wednesday, June 23, 2010

my new workout!

It's official... I have got to start working out more! I get winded way too easily and have been eating crap food. Soooo this is my new workout for those of you who are interested. I like this because it can be done at home (or an apartment) and doesn't require you to buy anything. I do repeat this entire circuit three times and yes, I get tired quick! Also, I have been seriously attempting to eat healthier and watch my junk food intake. I'll also be making a youtube video to talk more about all of this new health stuff so you guys can join in with me! Hope you enjoy and good luck! :o)

—> Complete the following body weight circuit with absolutely NO rest in between exercises

1a. 45-degree lunges (instead of stepping straight out in front, step out and to the side at a 45-degree angle, push off your heel back to start position and alternate) x 15 reps per leg

1b. Jumping jacks x 50 reps (fast as you can go, full range of motion)

1c. Push-ups x 12 reps (if you can’t do regular push-ups, do them off your knees until you get stronger)

1d. Lying hip extensions x 20 reps (lying on back with knees bent up, pushing hips into air)

1e. Burpees x 10 reps (start standing, crouch down to floor, kick legs straight back into plank, then back up to chest, then stand, then jump in place)

1f. Squat jumps x 12 reps (explode through the jump; don’t sacrifice form on the lowering phase)

1g. Plank x 30 secs (keep back flat, abs tight, body weight is on forearms and toes only)

1h. High knees x 30 secs (as fast as you can go, brining knees up as high as possible)

—> This is one circuit. Rest 90 secs and repeat 1-3 times, depending on your fitness level.

—> Include 3-5 cardio workouts each week in addition to this workout.

1 comment:

  1. Another good toning position that I do in Pilates is to go down on your hands and knees, and lift the knees an inch off the floor and hold for 10-20 seconds. It's tough but great for the arms! Just remember to breathe :)