50 Seconds Max Reps
10 Seconds Rest
*Push as hard as you can, but listen to your body. If you need to: decrease the interval, and increase the rest as you build up to 50/10 seconds.
1. Push-up Jacks
2. Jump Squat
3. High Knees
4. Plank Tap (right)
5. Plank Tap (left)
6. High Knees
7. Hip Thrust (right)
8. Hip Thrust (left)
9. High Knees
10. Lunge Jump
12. High Knees
13. Super Taps
14. Leg Circles
15. High Knees
(Description of exercises below)
Today's workout is high intensity to maximize your metabolism, burn fat, and build lean muscle. I love these short intense workouts!
This workout can be repeated. I went through it one time today. If I have time this evening I may go through it once before my shower. The nice thing about 15 minute workouts is that you have a lot of flexibility about fitting them into your schedule!
I wanted to get outside and do a light run, so I ran out with Jesse and explored some trails near our new house. We kept it easy, and talked the whole time. We got in 3.25 miles.
I decided to start prepping my food for the week on Sundays again. I did this when I was training for my first NPC bikini competition. It kept it easy to make healthy choices during the week, and still allowed me some flexibility.
Today I made chicken, which I will use as a main dish, on salads, or on sandwiches/wraps during the week. I also have a large crock-pot full of veggie soup cooking right now, and it smells delicious.
Enjoy today's workout!
Modification: Complete Plank Jacks, omitting the push-up until you build enough strength. If this is to intense, hold plank position, until you build up to 60 seconds, and then try the more difficult variation.
Stand with feet slightly more than hip distance apart. Push your hips toward the wall behind you and lower into a squat position, with thighs parallel (or slightly below parallel) to the floor. From this position jump up into the air, straightening your body. Land with knees slightly bent and immediately return to the squating position.
Run in place, focusing on keeping the core activated/tightened. Pump arms, and raise knees to hip height.
Squat down, place both hands on the floor in front of you and jump out to a plank position. Do one pushup, jump feet forward toward the hands. Lift the hands and jump toward the ceiling. Return immediately to the starting position and repeat.
Lie face up, with arms extended next to your, or stretched overhead. Keeping your hips as still as possible, with low back on the floor circle your feet. Reverse directions of your circle every 5 reps.