Workout Details

  • Duration: 43 Minutes
  • Calorie Burn: 253-463
  • Difficulty: 3/5
  • Equipment: No Equipment
  • Training Type: Low Impact, Toning
  • Video Player: View on YouTube
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Total Body Burnout Challenge - Descending Ladder Low Impact Workout for Endurance

This endurance, burnout-style workout is going to sneak right up on you and likely give you some pretty sore muscles the next day.

Here's how it works; there are ten exercises, each of which you'll be doing for a time interval that descends as you go. You'll start out doing each exercise for a whopping two full minutes, meaning that the remaining two - the 1 minute and 30 second intervals, are going to feel very difficult to complete as well.  It's a 43 minute fat burning low impact workout to really burnout your muscles, without jarring your joints.

We've rated this workout a 3/5 on the difficulty scale, just because it's so versatile in terms of the wide variance of fitness levels that it can accommodate. Technically, these are all very simple, relatively easy exercises. They are low impact exercises; easy on the body and manageable for a beginner. The potential challenge lies in the number of reps that you do. While this is a perfect low impact beginner workout, allowing a person to stop the routine and take extra breaks whenever necessary, more advanced exercisers are also going to find their muscles screaming if they push themselves in order to complete the hardest version of any of these bodyweight exercises, all the way through the time interval. You can even turn this into an incredibly difficult workout by adding weights (for example, during the arm circles, bridges, squats, etc)

Workout Structure
10 Exercises
Three Intervals: 2 Minutes, 1 Minute, and 30 Seconds
10 Seconds rest in between each exercise; this is a pretty quick transition, so be ready to move

Note: If and when your form starts to suffer, stop and take a minute to shake out your limbs. It's better to do the exercises for less time with perfect form than it is to go for longer time periods or more reps, with lousy form. If you need to take a break, don't feel bad. Just get right back into the motion as soon as you've caught your breath and feel ready to push yourself again.

Bodyweight exercises in this routine
Squatting Calf Raises
Push Ups
Alternating Lunges
Arm Circles (switch directions halfway through)
Front Leg Raises - Left
Front Leg Raises - Right
Oblique Crunches + Leg Raises - Left
Oblique Crunches + Leg Raises - Right

There is no warm up or cool down included in this video; make sure you choose one of each from our workout videos in order to help reduce next day soreness.

What did you think of this burnout workout challenge? Did you make it through all of the time intervals without taking any extra breaks?