I hope you had a FABULOUS weekend! If you're a mom, I hope you got treated like a ROCK STAR :D I had a busy busy busy but GREAT couple of days! My daughter's Prom and Mother's Day were all wrapped up in the same weekend!! Both came lightning fast and was over within a blink of an eye...lol!
This is a new week...lets start it out going STRONG! I need to burn the extra calories I ate over the weekend :D
Life is busy! Even when we're too busy for a full workout, we can still sneak in 10 minutes!! The following workout recruits multiple muscle groups at one time to maximize efficiency. A 10 minute workout is better then no workout! JUST 10 minutes...NOW...lets start exercising!!
Lunge Sequence. Stand with feet hip-width apart, arms down. Bend at waist and walk hands out into a plank. Raise right foot and plant it just outside right hand. Pause, then return to plank. Repeat with left foot for 1 rep. Do 6 reps.
BREAK A SWEAT
Running Woman. Jog in place for 20 seconds. Rest 10 seconds.
Star Jack. Stand with feet together, arms down. Jump feet apart wider then hips, turning toes out 45 degrees. Bend knees and lower butt to just above knee height. Driving from heels, jump back to start but raise straightened arms to shoulder height, palms backward. Continue for 20 seconds. Rest 10 seconds. Cycle through these 2 moves again; try to go faster.
In-And-Out. Start in a plank, balanced on palms and toes with shoulders over wrists. Keeping arms stationary, jump feet forward so they land outside palms. Now, jump back into a plank. Do 10 reps.
Flier. Lie facedown, arms outstretched in front of you. Lift right arm and left leg, hold a few seconds, then lower and repeat on opposite side for 1 rep. Do 10 reps. Cycle through these 2 moves as many times as you can for 3 minutes.
UP THE BURN
Squat Hop. Stand with feet just wider then hips. Squat until butt is just above knees. Now, press through heels and jump while raising arms; thrust down as you land. Continue for 20 seconds. Rest 10 seconds.
Bear Crawl. Start on hands and knees, with knees under hips and hands wider then shoulders. Straighten knees and lift butt into a Downward Dog. Take 3 small steps forward (right hand, left foot; left hand, right foot; etc.), then 3 steps backward. Continue for 20 seconds. Rest 10 seconds. Cycle through these 2 moves 3 times, trying to go faster with each set.
*Don't forget to Cool-Down :)
When is your favorite time to workout?!
MORNING is my favorite time of day to exercise!! I workout first thing in the morning so my day starts on a high note! Bring FIT on!!
See you on Wednesday :)
Pamela Stewart, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Specialist