Now that we’re in the heart of the holiday season, your schedule is probably filling up fast, right? Here’s a great workout that won’t take a lot of time, but is guaranteed to kick your butt. Just put 30 minutes on the clock and get moving. Push yourself to get through the circuit as many times as you can within 30 minutes. Don’t forget to warm up for a few minutes beforehand so that you can work hard from the start. Take advantage of the time and work as hard as you can to get the most out of this workout. Good luck!
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah! We are entering the ever-challenging holiday season, people, so it’s time to kick your workouts into high gear to burn off all of that delicious food. In addition to our weekly BeWOW workout, here are a few tips to boost your exercise routine and make it through the holiday season.
Ever done a ladder workout? It’s simple: You work your way up a ladder of exercises until you reach the top, then you reverse the order to come back down.
This week, you’re going to conquer a 10-exercise ladder. You’ll notice that the reps for each exercise increase as you climb up. Once you reach the top, you’re going to come back down the ladder and finish off where you started. If you’re feeling up for the challenge, complete the ladder (up and down) twice!
Ready to get started? Here’s what you’re going to do …
Fact: You don’t need a lot of fancy gym equipment to get a great workout. Nor do you need a roster of 25 exercise moves to work your entire body. This week, I’m keeping things simple: six great exercises for a totally kick-butt workout.
Here’s what you’re going to do: Check out the six exercises below. You’ll work your way down the list, top to bottom, five times, completing a one-minute sprint between rounds. It’s as simple as that. Move as fast as you can through the rounds, take breaks when you need them, and, most important, work hard. Good luck!
This week, we’re going to combine your speed work and conditioning. This workout is really going challenge you, but trust me: You’ll feel so accomplished and strong at the end, it’ll totally be worth it.
Here’s how it works. Scroll below and you’ll see three sets of three exercises each. For the first set, do 10 reps of each exercise, repeating the set five times. For the second set, do 15 reps of everything four times through. For the final set, do 20 reps of each exercise three times.
As an added challenge, you’re going to complete a few sprint intervals. After you warm up, kick the workout off with a fast, light-footed quarter-mile sprint on a treadmill or indoor track. Then, after each set of exercises, do another quarter mile sprint, finishing the workout with by giving it all you’ve got one last sprint. By the end of the workout you will have sprinted a full mile. Pretty impressive! Let’s get to work.
We’re going to get your heart pounding and your lungs working on overdrive this week. In the latest Be Well Workout of the Week, you are going to work with pairs of exercises, completing the reps for each pair four times. You will have time to recover between each set, but be warned: The recovery time gets shorter as you go. So, after the first set, you get a 30-second rest period, after the second set you get 20 seconds, and after the third set you get 10 seconds. Once you complete the fourth and final fourth set, you get one minute of recovery before moving on to the next pair. Make sense?
Here are your exercises. Good luck!
Feeling a tad competitive this week? Good, because you’re about to face your biggest competition yet: You. That’s right—our Be Well Workout of the Week pits you against none other than yourself.
Finally, it’s getting a bit chilly out. The only downside is that, well, it’s getting a bit chilly out. So we decided to come up with a workout that is sure to warm you up. This week’s workout alternates strength and speed exercises, giving your body the best of both worlds. Plus, it’s the perfect way to soak up this crisp fall weather before it becomes a bit too breezy to bear.
There are three different sets of exercises, each of which you’ll do three times, ending each set with a sprint. So, after you go through the first round, do a one-minute sprint. Then after the second round, a 45-second sprint. Then the third round is followed with a short (you’re welcome) 30-second sprint. Once you’ve completed three rounds of the set, you move onto the next set. Here are the exercises. Enjoy!
Get ready to tackle your midsection, folks, because this week, you’re going to work your abs like crazy. You’ll have 10 exercises to do, with every other one focusing on your abs. The goal is to get through the exercises as many times as you can in 30 minutes, so try to move quickly, with little rest in between each exercise, without sacrificing. Good luck!
We can’t let this gorgeous weather go to waste—I would be outside every second of the day if I could—so I’m taking you outside again for your workout this week so you can take advantage of the beautiful sunshine.