Get ready, folks: It might be freezing outside, but you are about to sweat up a storm thanks to this week’s workout.
During this week’s BeWOW workout, you’re going to push yourself to the limit, working as fast as you can and pushing yourself as hard as you can. Here’s the deal: You’ll do 10 reps of five exercises, and the goal is to make it through the set five times. Doesn’t sound too bad, huh? Here’s the catch: Since you’re only doing 10 reps of each exercise, you’re going to use heavier weights than usual. Don’t go nuts, though: Make sure to choose a manageable, yet challenging, weight. Remember: The faster you work, the sooner you’ll be done. So hop to it, Be Wellers!
If you’ve always wondered what it’s like to be an Olympic althete, you’ll love this week’s BeWOW workout: These seven sports-inspired exercises will give you a little taste of what it’s like to be a true Olympian.
Here’s how it’ll work: For the qualifying round, if you will, you’ll do each exercise for one minute. But don’t wear yourself out: You’re going to need your energy later on. For the next round (We’ll call this the semi-finals) you’ll do each exercise for 45 seconds, pushing yourself a little bit harder this time. Then comes the final round: Now’s the time to give it your all. Do each exercise for 30 seconds, pushing yourself as hard as you can. In other words, go for the gold!
I’m guessing for a lot of you, this is the most hectic week of the year, what with all the super-last-minute holiday shopping going on and preparations for the army of dinner guests you’re going to cook for in the next few days. If hitting the gym just seems utterly impossible right now, I’ve got news for you: You don’t have leave your house to get a terrific workout.
Below, we’ve rounded up our top five BeWOW workouts of the year. Best part: You can do each and every one of them in the comfort of your own home … even if it means getting your sweat on in a closet to escape the four nieces, three nephews and 86 other relatives staying at your house.
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!
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.