This is a throwback workout! We are filming new workouts today. My dad made a surprise trip out this weekend, so I am a bit behind schedule with filming/posting, but Jesse and I got in a great run this morning.
This workout is a full body, fat burning workout. I was dripping sweat like crazy! As always, be sure to warm-up and cool down before and after the workout.
This workout begins with a 5 minute Jump Rope Cardio Blast. Personally, I find jump rope very challenging. It’s easier for me to run hard for 5 minutes, than it is to jump rope. It’s important to challenge yourself. Push yourself to go at a challenging pace and get your heart rate up. Pushing your body to work in a variety of ways will make you stronger.
You can repeat this workout up to 3X. The last exercise I did was a Backbend Lift, but I also show an alternate option: Bridge Glute Squeeze. Only do the back bend if you are physically ready for it. Also, take your time getting up after this exercise, and march in place or do a cool-down between rounds to allow your blood pressure to adjust.
Some people are prone to dizziness after quick positional changes. Always listen to your body and adjust accordingly. Marching in place, or doing cool down exercises can help your heart rate return to normal.
I did one round of this workout, and followed it up with a 4.5 mile run outside with Jesse.
It has been a crazy week of work. Eating and making healthy food choices is harder for me when I am tired. My body looks for outside energy sources and craves higher calorie food options. Overall I was feeling “blah” and bloated going into this workout, but after doing it I felt so much better. Sometimes, when you least feel like working out your body needs it most.