I just finished filming this workout and wow it kicked my butt! I will definitely add this workout to my favorites for days when I want a total body strength and HIIT cardio sweatfest in under 40 minutes. It really challenged me and I loved it.
This is one of our signature "workouts for people who get bored easily," meaning that there is not a single repeat exercise in this entire workout. It makes for a unique challenge, but it also makes the workout go by really fast; it's almost impossible to get bored with this format. Whenever you're struggling or if you catch your intensity dropping, remind yourself that you only have to do each of these moves once. Just one time through! So, don't be stingy with your energy or endurance; put everything you've got into each interval and leave it all out there. You will likely feel less stressed and maybe even a little bit of a calm energetic feeling by the time you're done here. Exercise does amazing things for the brain and body!
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The routine weaves together total body strength exercises, high intensity interval training (HIIT), and a cardio burnout. Both warm up and cool down are included, meaning all that you need for an awesome home workout today is a set of dumbbells (which are completely optional and can be replaced by any other object that safely adds resistance) and some motivation.
Remember, if you're having trouble getting started, just think of how good you always feel once you've pushed yourself through a workout & you're greeted with that Workout Complete screen.
Workout Structure - About this Workout
Workout video includes cardio warm up, total body strength training, high intensity interval training, a burnout cardio round, and a cool down and stretch. I highly recommend dumbbells for the strength training portion, but you can always improvise with something around the house or even get in a great workout without any weights at all. This is an intense workout that requires a good amount of baseline fitness and understanding of form, though we always encourage everyone to modify to make exercises work for their own needs.
*I have included the amount of weight that I used for each exercise but it's important to realize that this is just for reference; each person will lift differently depending on their own strength/ability. Keep in mind that form is most important and once you have that down, you should be aiming to lift a weight that is heavy enough that you are really struggling by the last couple of reps in that 45 second interval.
5 Minute Cardio Warm Up: 25 seconds per interval
HIIT Cardio Workout: 20 on 10 off - only one time through for each interval
2 Squat Hops + Reverse Lunge (squat hopping to the side)
2 x Runner’s Knees & Switch
Static Squat Reverse Step Jump (stay low the whole time)
Kickout + Step Out (burpee kickout & then step just one foot back in tall plank)
Squat Jack Burpees
Heel Clicks + Touch Down
Fwd Jump, 2 Hops Back
Plank Jack + Step
Jab Punch Knee & Switch
2 Single Leg Lateral Hops + Touchdown
Curtsy Lunge Jumps
Push Ups + Leg Raise
Lunge Squat Lunge (lunge to sides, squat in center)
Total Body Strength Training: 45 seconds on, 15 seconds off
Squat + Overhead Press (16 lbs per pound)
Close Row Tricep Extension with Step Back (12 lbs per hand)
Bicep Curl Reverse Lunge (16 lbs per hand)
Reverse Fly Deadlift (3 lbs per hand)
Deadlift (28 lbs per hand)
Woodchoppers - split the interval on each side (12 lbs per hand)
Curtsy Ventral Raises (3 lbs per hand)
Calf Raise Lateral Raises (3 lbs per hand)
Bridge Fly + Extension (16 lbs per hand)
Pullover + Bridge (16 lbs total)
Cardio Burnout: 45 seconds on, 15 seconds off
Jumping Jack High Kicks
Side Lunge Center Jumps
Knee Pull + High Kick & Switch
Sumo + Round Kick
3 Shuffles + Squat Jump
Cool Down & Stretch
I have to apologize to you guys because I meant to show a low impact modification for each exercise but the routine was fast paced enough (due to the lack of repetition) that it didn't really facilitate a real-time demonstration of alternate versions.
Well, what did you think of this workout? Did you have fun with it? Did it make you sweat, and do you think you'll be sore tomorrow? I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. I know I will come back to this one often!
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Happy Workout Complete!