Happy hump day! Today’s workout was one I originally did two weeks ago and then did it again two nights ago, you know, to verify that it was FOR SURE a good workout. Conclusion: it is.
In order to keep this workout at a fast pace, I completed 10 reps on the left side for the first round and then did the opposite side for the next round. ….if that makes sense. So for the first set, I did: 10 total lunge jumps, 10 total plank toe taps (tap left counts as one tap), 10 total wall sit leg raises (left leg raise equals one rep), 10 full kettle bell figure 8’s (one figure 8 is one rep), 10 dumbbell punches on the left arm only and then for the next set I did the right arm only, and then 10 total supermans. Phew, hopefully that explains it a bit better, but if not, please let me know!
Can we pause for one moment and talk about that horrid wall behind me? Please try to ignore the fact that my skin color blends in with it #paleforever I actually noticed it the after the first photo was taken but since I opted to take these photos at my gym (why would I do that? I don’t know), there was really no where else for me to go. I know you probably didn’t even notice, to which that I say THANK YOU.
Split lunge jump: Start in a front lunge and then quickly switch your back leg to the front and your front leg to the back, making sure to land in a lunge position. Use your legs as momentum and your abs to help you balance.
Plank side leg touch: Get into an upward plank position (elbows straight) and then bring your left leg out to the side, keeping it straight while your core is tight. Return your left leg back to its starting position and then repeat with your right leg.
Wall sit with alternating leg raise: Stand with your back against a wall and slowly lower yourself down so that your legs are at a 90° angle. Hold that position and then straighten your left leg straight out; lower it back down and then repeat with your right leg.
Kettlebell figure 8’s: Get down into a squat position and then, using a kettlebell (or a dumbbell), create the figure 8 by moving the dumbbell in between your legs. Further explanation: while in a squat position, put the dumbbell behind your left leg and then bring it to the front, and then bring it behind your right leg and then to the front of your right leg. Basically, pretend like you’re playing basketball with a kettlebell. Only keep it controlled so that you don’t drop the kettlebell.
Dumbbell punch: Stand straight with a dumbbell in your right hand, and then make a punch. Complete all 10 reps with your right hand and then on the next set, complete all 10 with your left.
Supermans: Lie down on your stomach with your hands underneath your forehead. Slowly lift your body up so that your legs are straight behind you and you are looking straight down, face a few inches from the ground.
Remember to rest as needed, let me know if you have ANY questions about these moves and enjoy your workout!
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