Quickie Cardio

Hi There! So it’s been a crazy week, with non-stop…well, everything! It’s my first week back at work since Christmas, and I’m having a rough time getting into the swing of things. Today’s workout is a way to break a sweat without leaving the house. I haven’t had much time to drive to the gym, so I need a way to stay warm…with the weather getting creepily close to 0 lately. I haven’t had time to take as many pics as I’ve needed to for this workout, so here goes. My philosophy is, being functionally fit and in shape should not take hours out of your day…who has time for that? I go to the gym to live, not live to go to the gym! This cardio workout uses just your body weight, but gets your heart rate going by using large muscle groups. 
Challenge: Each time you do the workout, add a round to each tabata set or 2 rounds for exercises that work one side at a time.. Example – 1st workout= 4x each set; 2nd workout = 6x total for rounds using one side at a time. Work up to 8x total. Enjoy this sweat fest!

Have fun with this. You’ll really push yourself but the effort is worth it! If you’ve been following my tabata workouts, this will be a great change of pace. In order to keep progressing, you must keep your body guessing!

Have fun! 


Julie A.

 

No Cold Shoulders Here!

Shoulders…*sigh*…I must confess, I do NOT like to train my upper body. Even thought I have great back definition, I don’t like that it is not comfortable for my wrists to do push-ups. I used to have a cyst there a few years ago, and had to wear long sleeved compression tops so people would stop saying I had a tumor. I was cleared by my Dr. to exercise upper body, but didn’t like to. Now I don’t mind training shoulders as much, especially when I sneak it in with something else. So here’s a fat-blasting shoulder workout! oh, and btw, that cyst is long gone… 🙂

Shoulder Rotation 3×12

Seal Jack 1minute

Front Raise  3×8 (

use a light weight)

Mt. Climbers 1 minute

Rear  Delt Flye 3x 10 (use a light weight.)

High Knees 1 minute (to make it more lo-impact, do knee lifts.)

Table Top Dips 3x 10

Alternating High Kicks  1 minute

Bent Row 3×12

This workout will give you stronger, better-looking shoulders from every angle, and it’s fun. Let me know how it works for you!:-) Strength training your shoulders keeps you injury free, and will help progress other upper body training.You can use weights or a band, just make sure you can feel the resistance! And as always, use proper form, and ask your doctor’s permission before beginning any exercise program!