Be Well Workout of the Week: Perfect Pairs

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This week, you have 2 exercises at at time.  You are going to start with one rep of each exercise, then two of each, then three of each, and so on until you do 10 reps of each exercise. Challenge yourself to work hard and work fast through each set. You could even set a timer to see how long the workout takes. Then, try it again next week and beat your time.

Good luck!

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Be Well Workout of the Week: Total-Body Tone Up

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Your workout this week is pretty straightforward. It goes like this: Complete the following circuit four times, performing the exercises below as fast as you can while keeping good form. At the end of the circuit, do a quarter-mile sprint. You can do the sprint on the treadmill, elliptical, bike, somewhere outside, or if none of those are an option, you can always do the workout without the sprint. Try not to rest for more than a minute or two between circuits; this keeps your workout efficient and your heart rate high.

Good luck!

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Be Well Workout of the Week: The Fast-As-You-Can 40-Rep Challenge

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Ready to burn some calories and build some muscle? You’ve come to the right place. This week’s workout goes like this: You’re going to do 10 reps of the eight exercises listed below, as fast and as hard as you can. The goal is to go through the circuit four times, working as hard on the last rep as you did on the very first one. And don’t even think about slowing down—you should be moving as quickly as you can from start to finish. Then, once you’re done with all four rounds, give yourself a big ol’ pat on the back. You totally deserve it.

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BeWOW: 8 Tough Exercises Using a Bench

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You only need two pieces of equipment for this week’s workout, guys: A bench and a weight. You’ll be using this bench for each exercise, so pick one that’s nice and sturdy, that you can lie down on, jump up on and sweat on, problem-free. You’re going to do five rounds of the eight exercises listed below. Get ready to sweat!

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BeWOW: Build Power and Burn Fat with This Explosive Plyometric Workout

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This week, get ready to jump—we’re doing some plyo, people!

If you’re unfamiliar with plyometrics, also called jump training, you’re in for a treat. Plyo exercises are all about building power, speed and explosive reaction. You’ll challenge your body with short bursts of movement aimed at stretching and shortening muscles in rapid-fire succession. Serious athletes love (well, love/hate as these things go) plyo drills because they increase vertical jump, muscle strength and overall performance while helping build defenses against joint injuries. And, of course, they leave you totally breathless.

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BeWOW: Can You Complete This Tough 3-Minute Challenge?

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Grab a stopwatch, guys. For this week’s workout, you’re going to complete six three-minute rounds, each round with two exercises. You’ll start by doing one of each exercise in the round, then two of each exercise, then three, and so on, switching off until your stopwatch reaches three minutes. Then you’ll move on to the next round of exercises.

The goal is to keep moving until you reach the end of the six rounds—you’ll be sweaty, but it’ll be worth it. Now, set your stopwatch for three minutes and see how many reps you can squeeze in. Good luck!

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BeWOW: Get Shredded With This Short Circuit Workout

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For this week’s workout, we’re doing a timed circuit. And the best part about this sweat session? The time for each exercise gets shorter as the workout goes on. Can’t say no to that, can you?

Here’s the deal: The first time through the circuit, you’ll do each exercise for one minute. Next, you’ll go through the circuit again, doing each exercise 45 seconds. Then, the final round will be short and sweet, with each exercise lasting just 30 seconds. Simple as pie, right?

Now, get your stopwatch ready and get moving, folks. Happy sweating!

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BeWOW: The Five-Move Workout That Tones All Over

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You don’t need to do three dozen crazy exercises to get a good workout. Sometimes less is more.

Take this week’s workout, for example. It’s a straight-forward circuit of five exercises. The kicker is the reps: You’ll start with 25 reps of each, then you’ll do 20 reps of each, then 15, 10, and finally finish with five reps of each exercise. Work as hard and as fast as you can to push yourself through this workout. As you go through the rounds and have fewer reps, you can always increase your weights for more of a challenge.

Good luck!

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BeWOW: How to Use a Medicine Ball to Shred Your Whole Body

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All you need for this week’s workout is a medicine ball and set of weights (or a weighted bar, if that’s more your style). And maybe a towel—you know, to wipe up your  buckets and buckets of sweat. You’re going to do a circuit of six exercises, with 20 reps of each exercise per set. The goal is get through the full circuit five times. And if you’ve ever tried doing a push-up with your hands on a medicine ball, then you know: It’s not going to be easy.

Happy sweating, friends!

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