It is a brand new week, and I have a new workout schedule for you! This schedule includes five workout days, one stretch day, and one rest day.
Any of the workouts below can be repeated and/or paired with up to 30-minutes of Cardio. For best results aim for 30-60 minutes of total workout time per day. Total workout time includes the daily workout and any cardio. You do not have to do all of the workouts below each day. Just choose one workout. They are listed as Day 1-6. If you want to combine any of the workouts you can.
Don’t be afraid to modify the schedule if you need too. Listen to your body. A huge part of creating a healthy lifestyle is learning what your body responds best too. Focus on form during each exercise. If you need rest take it. Exercise should improve your health and overall fitness. If you see signs of overtraining, ease back, rest, and return when you are ready.
Equipment: I use dumbbells and a jump rope in a couple of the videos below. You can do rope-less jumping. If you don’t have dumbbells: Use something from around the house, or body weight if you don’t have any equipment. If plyometric exercises are too intense for you modify to do a low impact variation (IE Squat with Glute Squeeze can be substituted for a Jump Squat).
Remember: There is always a way to modify or substitute an alternate exercise. If you need suggestions for an exercise leave a comment below.
I have been MIA from workouts due to IT Band syndrome. Today will be my first trial run day. I am going to do a gentle warm-up and try an easy run. My Half Marathon is less than 3 weeks away, and I have been unable to run. For the next few weeks I am planning on just focusing on easy runs-as long as my IT Band cooperates.
During my Half Marathon I am fundraising for Love146 to help prevent human trafficking of children. It’s very important to me to be able to run this race, because it is such an important cause. If you are able to make a donation every dollar helps! You can do so here: Love 146 Fundraiser. Your donation helps rescue children from slavery, and provide services and support to the children who are rescued. Donations are tax deductible.
I hope you enjoy this week’s workout schedule! Let me know what you think! I feel terrible that I haven’t been able to film any new workouts lately. I miss doing it! I can’t wait to be back to 100%, and get this hurdle cleared. I will check in with everyone on Instagram & Facebook to let you know how the run goes. Hopefully it is all good news, and my knee feels great! Wish me luck!
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Day 7: Rest Day