Today’s workout was grueling. My shirt was soaked in sweat (and no, I am not selling it on eBay. ahem.)
I love, love, love to keep moving during my workouts. Today I made a circuit of 4 super challenging exercises and did each one for 1 minute, full out. I repeated the entire circuit 5 times. Allow 2 minute rest inbetween the entire circuit. Stop if you feel dizzy, nauseated or extra short of breath. As with any type of exercise, it is imperative to prepare your body for exercise: stretch, move, power walk, light jog, jump rope. Don’t go from sitting on the couch to full out fitness. Warm up first.
HERE IS TODAY’S WORKOUT:
1. Treadmill / Run: Jog at slow pace for 1 minute then Run at full pace for 30 seconds.
2. Clean and Press: Hold a medicine ball or a barbell in both hands, standing with feet shoulder width. “Clean” the weight to chest level and then do a shoulder press. Use strict form, keep abs/core tight, shoulder blades retracted and depressed. Exhale upon exertion.
3. Jump Rope:
4. Medicine Ball Figure 8 Move: Stand with core tight, hold a weight ball and move the ball in the shape of an “8″. Focus on contracting the entire abdominal wall as you work the ball side up side down.
Consult a physician before starting this or any exercise program.