Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A Workout You'll Love to Hate

Now that my midwife cleared me to work out normally, I started back into our HIIT classes. It's a good way to kick my tush in 45 minutes. I usually start by walking a mile on the treadmill on my own to warm up slowly, and then walking a mile on the treadmill on my own at the end to cool down. Most classes are good, but last week and yesterday, the trainer did a workout that was GREAT. It was one of those workouts that hurt so good and leave you wanting to die, but feeling accomplished. It's one that can be done with minimal equipment, so I thought I'd share it in case anyone wanted to try it at home or on their own at the gym.

Warm Up - 1 minute of each of the following-

Inchworm push up - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmTEE53zojs
Jumping Jacks
Plank Jacks - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR9nHQXCZMo
Side Plank (left)
Side Plank (right)
Walking Lunges

Workout - 20 reps of each exercise (where listed, note how they are to be counted)
                 In between each exercise, you do 5 burpees

#1 - Jump Squats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUl1Ttx8b98
#2 - Frog Jumps (forward and back is counted "one") - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvTeWVyJKNE
#3 - Mountain Climbers (20 each leg)
#4 - Jumping Lunges (20 each leg) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7Iug7eC0dk
#5 - Russian twists (20 each side) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DYuSXvpu0g
#6 - 180 degree jump squats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iznLhDgjZYk
#7 - Push up jacks - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJt7sgaXc2I
#8 - High Knees (20 each leg)
#9 - Alternating Kettlebell Should Press (20 each arm)
#10 - Kettlebell swings
#11 - Low Jacks (Legs out and back in counted "one")- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7bmYCtTSm8
#12 - Around the world planks (arm, arm, leg, leg counted "one") - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJTo4kva-io
#13 - Side jumps (jump right, jump left counted "one") - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIKBH4hvL6A
#14 - Plank ups (20 leading with the right arm, 20 leading with the left arm) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNpUl2okLVk

There you have it. So it goes, numbered exercise, 5 burpees, numbered exercise, 5 burpees, etc. Power through all of them as fast as you can, and call it a day!