Be Well Workout of the Week: Burn Those Buns

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This week, we’re focusing on your butt. That’s right: It’s time to get your rear in gear, people. You have three rounds of exercise and, during each one, you’ll start with a few exercises that target your butt and thighs, then you’ll make your way through an upper body and abs circuit. By the time you finish, your buns will be burning in the best way. Now, who’s ready to get their squat on?

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Be Well Workout of the Week: Can You Do 100 Reps of These 5 Exercises?

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This week, we’ve got a challenge for you: You’re going to try your best to do 100 reps of five exercises: rotating push-ups, planks with alternating leg lifts, dead lifts, squats with overhead presses and double-under jump rope jumps. But don’t worry, we’ve broken the reps up into five rounds for you, so it shouldn’t be too hard. Ready to get your sweat on? Let’s go!

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Be Well Workout of the Week: The Give-Your-All HIIT Workout

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This week, let’s do some high-intensity intervals, friends! Here’s how your workout will go: For each exercise, you are going to do 20 seconds of all-out, fast-paced work followed by 10 seconds rest. You’ll do this eight times through for a total of four minutes per exercise. After you’ve completed all eight rounds, move on to the next exercise. Now, who’s ready to sweat?

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The Checkup: Calorie-Burning Cardio Workouts for the Non-Runner

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• Anyone invested in their overall fitness knows that cardio is a crucial element of any exercise regimen. I happen to be a fan of running, but not all of us are. And even if you are a die-hard runner, sometimes these ninety-degree July days just aren’t ideal for pounding it out under the sun. Looking to get your heart rate up without going for a jog? These nine circuits are short, efficient, cardio-packed calorie burners. [BuzzFeed]
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Be Well Workout of the Week: Your New Favorite Countdown Workout

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This week’s workout is about to be your new favorite workout — promise. Here’s the deal: You’re going to start with 21 reps of the seven exercises listed below, then work your way down by three reps to 18 reps of each, and then to 15, then 12, 9, and so on until you’ve done three reps of each exercise. And then you’re done! Who doesn’t love a workout that gets easier as you go? Good luck!

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Be Well Workout of the Week: The Back-to-Basics Bodyweight Workout 

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For this workout, we’re getting back to the basics with five bodyweight exercises that we’re guessing you’ve probably done before. So find a local track, a big field, or an open space somewhere and get ready to sweat, equipment-free.

Your workout looks like this: You’re going to do the five-exercise circuit — squat jumps, push-ups, sit-ups, ski jumpers and burpees — and then run a fast-paced lap around the track (or pick a distance in whatever space you have). Once you’ve done your lap, you’ll repeat the circuit and do another sprint You’re going to do the circuit, followed by the sprint, as many times as you can in 30 minutes. Now, ready, set, go!

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