Be Well Workout of the Week: The Muscle-Burning Mountain-Climber Challenge

Doing this workout is kind of like climbing up and down a mountain — five times. Here’s the deal: You’re going to start with five burpees, then you’ll go through a circuit of exercises, with your reps increasing by five along the way. Midway through the circuit, after you’ve completed 25 mountain climbers, the reps will starts to decrease by five (hallelujah!) until you get to five pull-ups. Then you’ll start over.

Your goal: To get up and down this workout mountain (so get through the circuit) five times, going as quickly as you can without messing up your form. Ready, set, go! Read more »

Be Well Workout of the Week: Shred Your Arms and Abs with a Stability Ball

This week’s workout is going to zone in on — you guessed it! — your arms and your abs, with many of the moves in this workout done using a stability ball (otherwise known as a physioball). You’ll do a circuit of exercises three times, alternating between arm exercises and ab exercises. The rounds will decrease in reps, so you’ll do 20 for the first round, 15 for the second round, and 10 for the third round. Happy sweating, guys! Read more »

Be Well Workout of the Week: Not Your Average Burpee Workout 

There are many wonderful ways to do a burpee, so let’s explore some of them this week! For your workout, you’ll do some burpees, then plow through a pair of exercises four times, do some more burpees, tackle a different pair of exercises four times, and so on for five rounds. It’ll be fun, I promise. Happy sweating! Read more »

Be Well Workout of the Week: The 7-Minute Wall-Squat Challenge 

In this week’s workout, you’re going to spend a lot of time sitting … in a wall squat, that is. You’ll have a circuit of exercises to do between wall squats, and a variety of fun things to do while squatting. And yes, your legs are supposed shake like that.

By the time you finish the workout, you’ll have completed seven full minutes of wall squats, plus a killer arm workout. We think that’s something to brag about, don’t you? Read more »

Be Well Workout of the Week: The 30-Minute Workout for Time-Crunched Days 

Some days, you just need to be in and out of the gym in 30 minutes. (Because there’s dinner to make and dogs to walk and all the other lovely stuff that comes with adulthood.) And this workout makes that possible, while still giving you quite the muscle-burning sweat session.

Here’s the deal: This workout consists of three rounds of exercises, and you’re going to do each round for 10 minutes. And voila! 30 minutes later, once that final 10 minutes is up, you’re done! Complete the round of exercises as many times as you can during each 10-minute slot. Got it? Now, set your timer and get ready to work — fast! Read more »

Be Well Workout of the Week: Hop Your Way to Killer Muscles

For this week’s workout, you are going to be doing some hopping. A LOT of hopping, actually. Here’s how it’s going to work: First, grab a resistance band to use for some of the exercises as well as for the hops, and you’ll need another weight for dead lifts, too.

You’re going to have a pair of exercises to do, then a 30-second round of hops. When you do the hops, put the exercise band on the ground and use it as your mark to jump over. You’ll complete the circuit four times, starting with 20 reps of each each exercise, decreasing by five reps each round. Each round is also going to have a different variation of hop — so get ready to get your bounce on, people! Read more »

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