Be Well Workout of the Week: The Timer Challenge

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This week’s workout is pretty straight-forward, but don’t let that fool you: Your heart will be pounding — and your body screaming — in no time at all.

You’ll do 10 reps of each exercise below, completing the circuit three times through. That’s it. Your goal is to work hard, work fast and, most important, work with good form. Read more »

Be Well Workout of the Week: Get Shredded With This 75-Rep Challenge

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Time to work off yesterday’s pancakes and mimosas, people! For this week’s workout, you’ve got five circuits of nine exercises. You’re going to start with 25 reps of each exercise, then work your way down to 20 of each, then 15 of each, then 10 of each, and finally five of each exercise. When you’re done, you’ll have completed 75 reps of each exercise, and you can give yourself a big ‘ol pat on the back. Now, ready, set, go!
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Be Well Workout of the Week: Super-Fast Snow-Day Sweat Session

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It’s snowy out there! But lucky for you, as long as you have a pair of dumbbells lying around, you won’t have to leave the house to squeeze in this week’s workout. As an added bonus, this workout is fast, too. Meaning: It won’t cut into your Netflix marathon too much. Amen to that, am I right?

Here’s the deal: You’re going to do 10 reps of each exercise listed below, for four rounds. Work as fast as you can and as hard as you can, and push yourself out of your comfort zone. Good luck!  Read more »

Be Well Workout of the Week: The Mountain-Climb Workout

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Ready for this week’s workout? It goes like this: You’re going to start with five reps of pull-ups, then you’ll follow those with 10 burpees, then 15 sit-ups, then 20 push-ups — are you getting the idea? You’ll keep counting up by five until you get to 50 reps of mountain climbers, doing a different exercise at each five-rep interval.

After you’ve done your 50 mountain climbers, you’ll work your way back to the top of the list, counting down by five reps until you’re all the way back to five pull-ups. And then you’re done! Think of it like you’re climbing a repetition mountain: You go up, then come back down. Good luck!

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Be Well Workout of the Week: The Power Workout

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This week’s workout is a real test of your speed, endurance and power. Get ready to move quickly and push yourself.

You’ll start with 10 reps of each exercise below. Focus on good form and performing each rep properly, but try not to take breaks. After you do the first round of 10 reps, complete a 30-second sprint. Then, simply follow the rep pattern below, doing a 30-second sprint between rounds: nine reps of each exercise and a 30-second second; eight reps of each and a sprint; and so on until you do one rep of each exercise and one final sprint.

If you’re working out indoors and don’t have space for a sprint, you can sub any other cardio exercise, like toe taps or jump rope jumps. Whatever gets your heart going for 30 seconds will do just fine.

Good luck!

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Be Well Workout of the Week: Killer Count-By-Twos Workout

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This week, you’ll be working your way up the ladder, so to speak. Here’s the deal: You’re going to have three rounds of exercises. To start, you’ll do two reps of each exercise in the round, then four, then six, and so on, counting your way up by twos until you get to 10.

After you’ve completed the last 10 reps of exercises in that round, you’re going to do a set of three 30-second sprints, with a 30-second recovery in between each sprint. And of course, you won’t be doing these sprints outside in the snow. Feel free to do them on a treadmill or elliptical. Once you’ve completed the round of exercises and your three sprints, move on to the next round.

You won’t be doing as many reps as usual, but don’t think that means you’re getting an easy workout! Instead of doing a ton of reps, I want you to use heavier weights than you usually would. Got it? Now, let’s get moving!

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Be Well Workout of the Week: Let’s Talk About Legs, Baby

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Last week, we tackled your upper body, so this week—surprise!—it’s all about your legs. Get ready to feel the burn.

You are going to complete three different rounds of exercises, finishing all the reps in one round fully before moving on to the next. That means, before you move on to Round 2, you’ll do 12 reps of each exercise in Round 1, then a sprint; then 10 reps of each in Round 1 and a sprint; and finally eight reps of each in Round 1, with a final sprint to finish out.

And just like last week, I’m throwing in some bonus ab work to keep your body guessing. (You’re welcome.) Here’s what your workout looks like.

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