A quick workout to get your blood flowing and start you on the right track towards your resolutions!
Hopefully you’ve all set goals for 2017. For a lot of us, it’s getting into or back into shape. The holidays are full of binge eating, drinking and other unhealthy behaviors, so getting back into the swing of things can’t start soon enough.
Here’s a quick set of moves that will build muscle and also build cardiovascular strength. When starting a new routine or jumping back into things after an extended break, it’s smart to begin with bodyweight exercises so as to not overdo and injure yourself. Also, this is a great way to expand your lung strength early on in your fitness so it’s not absolutely exhausting trying to perform the moves your were doing the last time you worked out in mid-December (or in 2012…it happens).
Do each of these moves for 20 reps, resting 30 seconds between sets and 60 seconds between workouts. You can also do the entire thing as a cycle, which means that you do one set of each workout all the way through, then start over at the beginning and do it again until you’ve done three sets of each.
Squats: 3 sets, 20 reps
Pushups: 3 sets, 20 reps
Lunges: 3 sets, 20 reps
Diamond Pushups: 3 sets, 20 reps
If you have a pull up bar handy, do 3 sets to failure
If not, do 3 sets of 20 crunches!
This ought to have your lungs burning and your muscles engorged. Do this workout 3-5 times a week for the first 2-3 weeks of being back and you’ll be shocked by how great you feel once you get back into the weight room or into your crossfit class.