Today’s workout is a different type of challenge! It utilizes movements that require strength and stretches your muscles at the same time. This is a great way to build lean muscle while maintaining your flexibility. I also incorporated cardio bursts throughout the workout to keep your heart rate up and burn fat.
I found this routine challenging, and I hope you do too! Push yourself throughout to do the most reps you can with good form. With workouts you get out what you put in, so you really want to challenge yourself. The goal is to challenge your body, work up a sweat, and increase your heart rate.
Flexibility is important for all of your workouts because it allows you to utilize your full range of motion during every exercise you do. This means you are using your muscles more fully during each exercise. This workout utilizes each plane of motion to help you achieve muscular balance and strength throughout your body, while maintaining bio-mechanical alignment.
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Equipment: Gymboss Interval Timer set for 15 Rounds of 30/50
*30 Second Cardio Burst Between Each Exercise: Jump Rope or High Knees
1. Dive Bomber
2. Heel Press Plank-Right
3. Heel Press Plank-Left
4. Runners Lunge to Warrior Stretch-Right
5. Runners Lunge to Warrior Stretch-Left
6. Single Leg Squat to Dancer-Right
7. Single Leg Squat to Dancer-Left
8. Side Plank Kick-Right
9. Side Plank Kick-Left
10. Forward Fold Lift-Right
11. Forward Fold Lift-Left
12. Down Dog Hop-Right
13. Down Dog Hop-Left
14. Knee Cross Side Plank-Right
15. Knee Cross Side Plank-Left
Optional: Pair with 30 Minutes of Cardio
|Dive Bomber: Part 1|
|Dive Bomber: Part 2|
|Dive Bomber: Part 3|
|Heel Press Plank: Right|
|Heel Press Plank: Left|
|Runner’s Lunge to Warrior Stretch: Part 1|
|Runner’s Lunge to Warrior Stretch: Part 2|
|Single Leg Squat to Dancer: Part 1|
|Single Leg Squat to Dancer: Part 2|
|Single Leg Squat to Dancer: Opposite Side|
|Side Plank Kick: Part 1|
|Side Plank Kick: Part 2|
|Forward Fold Lift: Part 1|
|Forward Fold Lift: Part 2|
|Forward Fold Lift: Part 3|
|Down Dog Hop: Part 1|
|Down Dog Hop: Part 2 (For Modification Skip Part 3)|
|Down Dog Hop: Part 3|
|Knee Cross Side Plank: Part 1|
|Knee Cross Side Plank: Part 2|
5 thoughts on “Full Body: Lean Muscle Stretch & Fat Burn: 20 Minute No Equipment Workout”
As always, excellent work out.
I can tell this one is going to burn…looks great. Taking a rest today, but this is in the schedule for tomorrow night – thanks!
Hi Melissa, I have been doing your workouts for a couple of years and I was emailing you to see if you have any advice on doing pushups…..the best way to build your strength through pushup and sticking with it…..I find myself starting them and within a couple of weeks losing interest…..but I want to be able to stick with it and build upper body strength….so advice would be much appreciated……thanks Jo Ann
I have not done this one in well over a year. It was so challenging. Good for me to slow down and get great mind body connection with this routine. I did two rounds. It went by so fast. I am drenched in sweat. Thank you for your commitment to your blog. It is truly the best.