For this week’s workout, we’re keeping it short and simple—short enough to do on your lunch break, even! Here’s the deal: You’re going to complete a circuit of five no-equipment exercises, then run a 400-meter sprint (one lap around a track) as fast as you can. You’ll repeat this circuit, followed by a sprint, as many times as you possibly can in 30 minutes. And no slacking off, guys!
This workout is best done on a track or using a treadmill, but you also use an elliptical or bike. Now, put 30 minutes on the clock and get ready to go. Good luck, Be Wellers!
BeWOW: The Full-Body Lunch-Break Workout
10 lunge jumps (on each side)
10 ski jumpers (on each side)
Explanation of exercises
*Click the links for video demos
Burpee: Just like an up-down in football. Put your hands on the ground, jump your feet out behind you so you’re in push-up position, lower to the ground, bring your feet back in, and stand up.
Lunge jumps: Start standing with feet together and step forward with the left leg into a lunge, bending knee to about 90 degrees. Jump as you stand back up and switch legs before you land, so your right leg is forward. Lunge again, then jump, putting your left leg forward, and so forth. Left and right counts as one.
Push-up: Start lying face down with your chest on the floor, with hands facing forward and palms down in line with your shoulders; elbows should be pointing back. Push up until arms are extended (the inside of the elbow should be facing forward) and drop back down.
Sit-up: Lie on your back with feet on the floor and knees bent. Put your hands behind your ears. Without pulling on your neck and using only your abs, lift your shoulders off the mat and come to a full sit-up position. Lie back down slowly.
Ski jumpers: Start in a skier’s stance (like a squat, but bent forward at the waist slightly). Using your arms for momentum, jump up and to the left, landing on both feet. Jump to the right. Repeat.
Audrey McKenna Hasse is the owner of A.M.Fit, a personal training and healthy consultation business on the Main Line. You’ll find her workouts every week right here on Be Well Philly.
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