Today is Day 4 in our 5 Day Workout Challenge which means this is your second to last workout of this plan and the last time we will directly target the upper body. That means that you need to give it all you have to really work that upper body to get the most strength gain and calorie burn from this challenge. Day 5 will be focused on legs again so even if your upper body is really sore from today's workout you will be fine for tomorrow.
While going through today's workout you will find that your body will try to "cheat" by relaxing during the cardio kickboxing portion of each group. It is very important to continue to watch your form and push yourself with each punch and kick. If you just go though the motions you will easily fall to the lower end of the calorie burn for this routine and possibly even lower. It takes a decent amount of willpower to keep swing hard at nothing but if you can keep focused you can easily burn an incredibly high number of calories not to mention challenge your cardiovascular and muscle endurance.
Length: 49 Minutes
Strategy: Upper Body Strength and Cardio Kickboxing Blend
Equipment: No Equipment Needed (optional weight for one exercise)
Calories Burned: 272-561
Routine: After starting with a quick warm up cardio section we move into the cardio kickboxing and upper body bodyweight strength routine. This is comprised of 7 groups of two exercises each. One exercise is an upper body focused body weight exercise and the other is a cardio kickboxing combination. Each will be done twice for 45 seconds with 15 seconds rest in an ABAB pattern. Once done with all 7 groups we will move onto a free form yoga inspired power stretch.
Upper Body Strength & Cardio Kickboxing
Single Leg Push Up
(Jab, Jab, Cross) x 2
Supine Push Up
Upper Cut x 2, Knee x 2
Pike Push Up
Jab, Jab, Cross, Upper Cut x 2
Knee x 2, Hook x 2
Jab, Cross, Upper Cut, Knee
Supine Close Push Up
Jab x 2, Upper Cut x 2
Hook x 2, Duck, Knee x 2
Yoga Inspired Toning & Stretch Workout
Tricep Push Up + Child's Pose
Wheel + Toe Touch Crunch
Down Dog + Up Down
Warrior Lunges + Core Stretch
Camel Pose + Alternating Reach
Rolling T Stabilization
Find the rest of the program here:
- 5 Day Workout Program to Burn Fat & Build Lean Muscle: Day 1/5
- 5 Day Workout Program to Burn Fat & Build Lean Muscle: Day 2/5
- 5 Day Workout Program to Burn Fat & Build Lean Muscle: Day 3/5
- Currently on Day 4
- 5 Day Workout Program to Burn Fat & Build Lean Muscle: Day 5/5
Get a Plan Ready!
We are nearing the end of this 5 day challenge which means you need to start thinking about what to do next. Feel free to start this challenge over again (you can keep this same challenge for 2-3 weeks in a row if you like, but we don't advise you go much longer than that before switching things up with another set of our free workouts or one of our programs) or try one of our 4 Week or 8 Week Programs. If you want to do it on your own be sure to try and have an idea of which one of our 400+ free workout videos you want to do for at least the next couple of days - this video will help you to use our free workouts to build a plan on your own. Having a preset plan, whether is is one we have created or it is one you have created on your own, will always increase your chances of success and your adherence to a healthy life style.