It’s one thing to do a workout that only targets your abs or only your arms. This workout, however, works your body from heat-to-toe. It combines fat-burning cardio with all-over toning moves that use your own body weight as resistance. This winning combo helps you to slim down and tone up at the same time. It doesn’t get much better than that, folks.
Know Before You Go
Do a 10-minute warm up before your workout. Walk or jog around your block or in place in your living room, or dance around to 3 of your favorite songs. If you have access to a treadmill, walk at a slow speed (I recommend 3.5 mph) and at a high incline (8.5-9.0). Drink water between each circuit to stay hydrated, and stretch for 10 minutes after the workout.
It’s OK if this workout is challenging for you… if you keep this up just 2x per week, in a month or so this will likely be a lot easier.
-Nada! Just you!
Circuit 1 – Do 3x through.
A) The “Worst Move Ever’” – Begin by standing on your mat. Lower into a squat and place both hands on the ground in front of you. In an explosive motion, jump both of your feet behind you so that you are in a position as if you are going to do a push up. Now do 1 push up. Jump both of your feet back towards your hands. Stand up and jump up. Repeat 12x.
B) The “Invisible Jump Rope” – Pretend you have a jump rope. Now ‘jump rope’ nonstop for 30 seconds as fast as you can.
C) “Plain ‘Ol Jumping Jacks” – You know what to do. 1 minute nonstop.
Circuit 2 – Do 3x through.
D) The “Are You An Innie or An Outtie?” – Begin in a position as if you are going to do a push up. Then, move your right hand directly out to the right side and put it on the ground. Then, return your right hand back to starting position. Do the same with the left hand, bringing your left hand directly out to the left side, put it on the ground, and then return your left hand back to starting position. Keep your back straight and your butt as low as possible. Repeat 10x for each arm.
E) The “Hot Hop” – Begin by standing in front of the bottom step of a flight of stairs. Jump with both feet onto the step and lower into a squat as you land. Then, jump with both feet backwards to land in starting position. Again, lower into a squat as you land. Repeat 12x.
F) The “Girly Push Ups” – Begin in a position as if you are going to do a push up, except your knees are on the ground. (Psst…this makes the push ups easier.) Now do 10 push ups.
Circuit 3 – Do 2x through.
G) The “Reach Out And Touch Someone” – Begin by laying on your back on your mat. Bend your knees and rest your feet on the floor. Rest your left arm at your side on the mat. Raise your right arm so that it is perpendicular to the ceiling. Keeping your right arm perpendicular to the ceiling the entire time, slowly sit up to lift your torso towards your knees. With control, slowly lower back to your mat (with your right arm still raised towards the ceiling). Repeat 12x, and then switch arms and repeat 12x more.
H) The “Flattened Workout Girl” – Begin in a position as if you are going to do a push up. Bend your elbows to lower onto your forearms. Hold this position for 60 seconds.
I) The “Kick In The Butt” – Begin by standing on your mat. Jog in place, except as you jog, try to kick your butt with each foot. Repeat nonstop for 30 seconds.
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