Welcome to today’s workout combo. I have two quick workout routine’s for you today. The first is a full body HIIT workout routine. I posted the photo tutorial, and breakdown for reps and intervals below. Choose the option that is best for you. The second workout is a quick 5-minute routine to strengthen your arms/back.
This is a great combo to get in a full body workout, and maximize your routine for the day.
Since the new year started I have been really struggling with being sick on and off. Normally I have a great immune system, and just have some allergy/sinus problems that happen intermittently. Since having the flu in January I keep having bouts of not feeling well and extreme fatigue. I have been resting as much as possible. I realized last night that I haven’t felt this level of tired since I had mono in high school, so I am going to give my doctor a call to get checked out. I want to get back to 100% again!
Remember, setbacks are temporary. If you have to take time off for some reason, especially if that reason is for your overall health, it’s okay. We all worry about losing progress, but the hard work you put in doesn’t just disappear overnight.
The photo on the left is from 2013, when I was training for an NPC fitness competition. I was in the great shape and felt amazing. I was fast, strong, and getting in 5-6 great workouts per week paired with very healthy food choices. The photo on the right is from the other day. My workouts have been lower intensity, about 3 per week, and my food choices are mostly healthy. I’ve been sidelined a lot from getting in the workouts that I want too. I have a toddler (which means my schedule has to be more flexible), and I’ve been sick on and off for the last month. Yes there are differences in the two photos, but being consistent over time has really helped me to maintain a higher level of fitness than I would have otherwise.
Remember, all of the hard work that you put in is still there, even when you get off track. Your body remembers, and it will make it easier for you to level up your fitness when you get back on track.
I hope you enjoy today’s workout! Let me know if you like this combo. I will update everyone as soon as I film a new workout routine.
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Interval Style: 15 Rounds of 10/50
Beginner: 10 Reps
Intermediate: 15 Reps
Advanced: 20 Reps
- Walk the Plank Tap
- Seated Wood Chopper-Right
- Seated Wood Chopper-Left
- Plank Cross Tap
- High Knees
- Squat Jump
- Lunge Lift-Right
- Lunge Lift-Left
- High Knees
- Hip Thrust-Right
- Hip Thrust-Left
- Down Dog Hop-Right
- Down Dog Hop-Left
- High Knees
Optional: Pair with 20-30 Minutes of Cardio of Choice
8-15 Reps Per Exercise
Bicep Curl to Press
Shoulder Press to Tricep Drop