BeWOW: The 10-Minute Circuit Workout

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This week, set your clock for 10 minutes and get ready to move. You’ll have three rounds of exercises that you’ll tackle for 10 minutes each. Each round will have four exercises, and you’ll repeat those exercises as many times as you can in the 10 minutes.

The nice part about this workout is if you’re pressed for time, each round is a mini-workout in itself, so just do as many as you have time for, or do each round for a shorter amount of time. See what I did there? Now you have no excuses.

Good luck!

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BeWOW: The Ultimate Calorie-Burning Commercial-Break Workout

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Good news, guys: There are tons of awesome fall TV show premieres this week. (The Biggest Loser premiere party, anyone?) But we all know what that means: so many good shows to watch, so little time to exercise, right? Well, not so fast—this week, we’ve got a great workout that allows you to watch all of your favorite shows and squeeze in a killer workout, too.

Here’s the deal: You’ll get to watch all the season premieres your heart desires, because you’re going to squeeze in your workout during the commercial breaks. During each commercial break, you’ll do a circuit of five exercises as many times as you can. Once the show comes back on, you’ll rest. You’ll repeat this during each commercial break until the show is over. The best thing about this workout? The more TV you watch, the harder your workout will be. Talk about a win-win, huh? Happy sweating, Be Wellers!

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BeWOW: The Count-By-Fives Workout

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For this week’s workout, you’re going to count by five all the way to 50. You’ll start by doing five pull-ups, then you’ll do 10 burpees, next you’ll do 15 reverse flys, and so on, increasing the number of reps by five until you get to the last exercise on the list—50 jumprope jumps. You’ll go through the circuit a total of four times, so get ready for some serious sweat, my friends. Good luck!

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BeWOW: The 900-Rep Challenge

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The number to remember for your workout this week is 25, guys. That’s 25 reps of each exercise for a whopping 25 rounds. Just kidding! Scared you, didn’t I? Here’s the real deal: You’re going to do 25 reps of each exercise for four rounds. Easy, right? Try to move through the rounds as quickly as possible, taking breaks only when you need them. You’ll end up doing 100 reps of each exercise—that’s 900 reps total! Pretty impressive, if I do say so myself.

Here are your exercises. Happy sweating, Be Wellers!
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BeWOW: The Full-Body Workout You Can Do On Your Lunch Break

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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!

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BeWOW: The Decrease-Increase Workout

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You’re going to need three sets of weights for this workout: light, medium and heavy.

Here’s what you’re going to do: You will go through the circuit below three times, decreasing your reps but increasing your weights each round. Start with 30 reps of everything with a lighter weight. Then, move on to 20 reps of each exercise with a moderate weight, and the finish the workout with 10 reps of each with a heavier weight.

Remember to focus on keeping good form rather than racing through the exercises. If you need to take breaks (say, performing three sets of 10 push-ups, to reach your 30-rep goal in the first round) that’s totally cool. Good luck!

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BeWOW: The 21-15-9 Workout

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Did any of you guys catch the CrossFit Games this weekend? I stumbled onto them on ESPN2 the other night, and for the next three hours I watched the most insanely fit people on the planet do unthinkable things with their bodies in the name of fitness. It. Was. Awesome.

The point of CrossFit is to train in every aspect of fitness to create a well-rounded athlete. This keeps the body guessing and working hard, plus you wind up pushing your body to places you never thought possible. What a great fitness philosophy, right?

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BeWOW: Total-Body Cardio and Conditioning Workout

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This week, your workout is going hit your entire body, with strength-training exercises and cardio to boot.

You’ll tackle a circuit of six different exercises, as outlined below. At the end of the circuit, you’ll do 100 jumps with a jump rope. (If you don’t have a jump rope, do jumping jacks.) Your goal is to complete the circuit, top to bottom, five times through.

A couple of optional tweaks: If you do not know how to do kettlebell swings (video tutorial below), you can always just do squats. For the one legged squats, you’ll need a bench or a chair: Do your squat with one leg raised, sit until your butt taps the bench, then stand right back up. And if you’re just starting out and five rounds is too much, try two or three rounds and build up from there.

Good luck!

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BeWOW: How to Shred with Kettlebells

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This week, we’re using a kettlebell. Just one kettlebell. Don’t be intimidated!

If you don’t have a kettlebell at home or if you don’t have access to one, I would suggest going out and buying one. It’s a great piece of equipment to have in your repertoire. If you do have some bells, pick a weight that you can do a lot of different exercises with and a moderate amount of reps.

For the workout, you’re going to do a circuit of five different kettlebell exercises five times through as fast as you can, while maintaining good form. Good luck!

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BeWOW: Pick-Your-Distance Trail Running Workout

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For this week’s workout, we’re using a running trail. Now, we’re guessing you already have a favorite running spot but, if not, we’ve got a ton of great local trails for you to choose from. Once you’ve chosen a trail, grab a running buddy and get ready to sweat.

For the workout, you’re going to pick landmarks along the trail, like trees, or rocks, or the person running in front of you. After you’ve chosen a landmark, you’ll do an all-out sprint to that spot. Then, once you reach the landmark, you’ll pick another point in the distance, and jog until you get there. Then, you’re going to pick another landmark and sprint to it. You’ll do this, picking your landmarks and switching between sprinting and jogging, for the entire course of the workout.

The really nice thing about this week’s workout, is that you get to choose how long your run is. Before you start, just decide how long you’d like to spend on the trail—maybe it’s your 30-minute lunch break or 45 minutes or 51 minutes? Who knows? It’s up to you. Just make sure to set your stop watch, and don’t stop your workout until your alarm goes off. Good luck!

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