Be Well Workout of the Week: Shred Your Entire Body With One Dumbbell

This workout will challenge your entire body using only one free weight. Pretty cool, right? And you don’t even need very much space to bust this workout out, so you’re officially running out of excuses not to do it.

So, your instructions: All you need to do is complete 12 reps of the six exercises listed below for a total of five rounds. So grab a weight that is challenging for all of the exercises and get sweating, folks!

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Be Well Workout of the Week: The 1-Minute Challenge 

You can do anything for one minute, right? Here’s your chance to prove it. For this workout, you’re going to tackle each of the 10 exercises below for one full minute with the goal of getting through the circuit a total of three times.

And whenever you feel like you can’t make it, just remember: It’s only for one measly minute. Happy sweating!
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Be Well Workout of the Week: The Muscle-Burning 12-Rep Challenge

This workout starts out deceptively easy with only two reps of each exercise — but have no fear: As the workout goes on, the reps increase by two each round until, during the last round, you finish with 12 reps of every exercise on the list.

You are going to need a set of weights for the plank rows, the lunges and single-leg dead lifts. Complete the forward, side and back lunges and the single leg dead lifts all on the right side first before moving on to do the whole sequence on the left.

Now, who’s ready to work their way up the exercise mountain? Let’s go! Read more »

Be Well Workout of the Week: Get Killer Legs With Lateral Moves

For this week’s workout, we’re switching it up and focusing on lateral movement. We are all so used to moving forward and backward throughout the day, so this is a good chance to change it up and challenge your muscles to do something they aren’t quite as used to doing.

You’ll start with a set of two lateral exercises, then complete a circuit of exercises. Then, you’ll move back to the lateral exercises, adding a lateral exercise each round for a total of four rounds. Ready, set, sweat! Read more »

The BeWOW Breakdown: A 5-Star Workout for a Refreshing Change of Pace

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This Week’s Workout: 32-Minute Hilly Treadmill Challenge

The Breakdown
Total time commitment: Ideally, 32 minutes. In reality, 45 minutes.
Difficulty (out of five): 4.5. That elevated heart rate makes this workout a beast
Soreness Factor: Amazingly, I don’t think we’ll be too sore after this one.
Overall Grade (out of five): 5. This workout provided a refreshing change of pace. Read more »

Be Well Workout of the Week: The 32-Minute Hilly Treadmill Challenge 

This workout will only take you 32 minutes (after you warm up, of course) and is even better to do with a partner. (Yay for buddy workouts!) Here’s how it’s going to work: You’re going to bounce back and forth between running hills on a treadmill (or on a steep outdoor hill, if you can find one!) and doing a set of exercises. So first, you’ll spend two minutes on the treadmill, sprinting up the hill — just crank the incline on the treadmill up as high as it will go — for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds, grab onto the treadmill and jump your feet to either side to rest for 30 seconds before you jump back on one more time for 30 seconds. And please, be careful! After that second hill, rest for another 30 seconds. Use this second recovery to get off the treadmill and get ready for the exercises.

Once you’re off the treadmill, you’ll get on a mat and do four exercises for 30 seconds each. The goal is to with this workout is to get through 32 minutes, so ideally, you’ll make it through the circuit eight times. And note: In order to get the most out of this workout, you’re going to want to set yourself up ahead of time so you can quickly and easily jump on and off the treadmill. If you’re doing this one with a buddy, have one person do the hills while the other person does the exercises for efficiency’s sake. Read more »

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