HAPPY Wednesday friends :D
I hope you're having a good week so far! My kids are back in school after a week off from Spring break and as much as I love to play, it's nice having our schedule back to normal...lol!
Summer is quickly approaching and while we've been anticipating the perks of the season, that means putting away the sweaters and showing some skin! Wooo Whooo!! Are you ready OR are you a bit nervous that your body isn't quite there yet?!
Did you know that you can lose inches from your waist with WALKING?! YES...you can!!
Hit the pavement and pump up the fun with the following 50-Minute Interval Routine created by Lee Scott, a Walking Coach.
Walking is the foundation of this workout, but it's the cardio and strength-training that will help you blast extra calories. Because the 10 moves here focus on your core, you'll see a change in your abs! Bring it on!!
Do this workout 4 times a week. The moves and format will stay the same throughout, but starting in week 3, you'll do longer cardio and strength intervals.
10 MINUTES: WALK for 5 minutes at an easy to moderate pace. WALK for 5 minutes at a brisk pace.
10 MINUTES: Alternate CARDIO INTERVALS with WALKING. Walk as fast as you can while still allowing your breath to slow down.
20 MINUTES: Alternate STRENGTH INTERNALS with WALKING. Walk as fast as you can while still allowing your breath to slow down.
10 MINUTES: WALK for 7 minutes, moving from a brisk pace to an easy pace. STRETCH for 3 minutes, focusing on calves, quads, and hamstrings.
WEEKS 1 - 2: Do each cardio interval exercise for 30 seconds, then walk for 30 seconds. Complete the circuit 2 times, for a total of 10 minutes.
Do each strength interval exercise for 30 seconds, then walk for 30 seconds. Complete the circuit 4 times, for a total of 20 minutes.
WEEKS 3 - 4: Do each cardio interval exercise for 1 minute, then walk for 1 minute. Complete the circuit once, for a total of 10 minutes.
Do each strength internal exercise for 1 minute, then walk for 1 minute. Complete the circuit twice, for a total of 20 minutes.
CARDIO INTERVALS: Do each move for 30 seconds or 1 minute, following the guidelines above. Alternate these moves with walking.
2. LUNGE WITH TWIST
3. LATERAL HOP
4. CURB CLIMB
5. SIDE SHUFFLE
STRENGTH INTERVALS: Do each move for 30 seconds or 1 minute, following the guidelines above. Alternate these moves with walking.
2. STANDING BIRD DOG
4. CURB SQUAT WITH SIDE LEG PRESS
5. SIDE PLANK
What do you think? Are you going to give this a try?!
GO FOR IT! WALK your way to a slim AND healthy body...get moving :D
See you on Friday!!
Pamela Stewart, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Specialist