It’s been a busy fitness day here in the Bender household! I got off of work early, and the temperatures were in the 80s F (my favorite!) I took full advantage of the unexpected free time and got outside!
I went for a long walk in the sunshine. When I came home Jesse was just getting home from work and he wanted to try the workout I posted yesterday: Full Body 20-Minute HIIT: Legs, Cardio & Core. I went through the workout with him again. We did it for Reps instead of time, and went for 20-Reps per exercise. I have a feeling that my glutes are going to be feeling this workout tomorrow! They weren’t sore today, but I could definitely feel that I worked the same muscles two days in a row.
We followed that up with a very slow run (since I was so active today I really didn’t want to over-do the pace!) We did our 5K loop, and I took a few walking breaks on hills to make sure I didn’t overheat. We finished up with some stretching. It was so nice to have a day to just relax and move!
Today’s workout is an Arm & Leg Burnout HIIT. It alternates plyometric movements with pushup variations. The intervals are shorter than my typical workouts, so really push yourself to get in maximum reps and move as quickly as possible between each exercise.
I can’t wait until I can get back to doing all of these pushup variations again! They are such a great core workout! My belly is getting much bigger, so I have been doing pushups modified by placing my hands on a bench or the wall. I miss the full challenge, and it will be interesting to see how long it takes me to re-build my strength once baby is here.
I hope you enjoy today’s workout! It’s a quick one, so don’t be afraid to repeat it, or pair it with another workout!
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Equipment: Gymboss Interval Timer set for 24 Rounds of 10/20.
*The intervals are shorter so really push as hard as you can and get in as many reps as possible!*
1. High Knees
2. Sumo Pushups
3. Squat Jumps
4. Walking Pushups
5. Lunge Jumps
6. Single Leg Pushup (Alternating)
7. Plie Jump
8. Shoulder Tap Pushups
10. Supergirl Pushups
11. Heel Tap Squat Jump
12. Heel Tap Pushup
Repeat 2X=1 Round
Complete 1-3 Rounds
Optional: 30 Minutes of Cardio