It's WORKOUT #3 in this three part series! If you missed workout 1: LEG DAY you can check that out [HERE] and if you missed workout 2: CARDIO BOOST you can see that [HERE]. My main goal for this series was just to help those of you at home that feel like you're in a rut and want some motivation to get your butts in gear. I am not a professional (and don't claim to be), I simply hope to inspire some of you out there to jump back into fitness & wellness!
It's important to alternate daily between each category and workout as often as possible so that your muscles can continue recovering. You are going to be sore but if you keep pushing your body to workout the next day, you will be less sore than if you take the day off. These workouts can be 35-60 minutes long depending on how fast you want to push it.
Each workout consists of 5-8(ish) circuits (not including warm up and stretching) and each circuit contains 3-5 exercises. You will complete each circuit 3 times through. I want to encourage you to push through each circuit without stopping between each round. Try to take a 30-60 second breather between each circuit. Also, don't forget to warm up and stretch out. I usually spend 5-10 minutes in the beginning alternating between running in place, high knees, butt kicks, jumping jacks, and scissor jacks. Mix it up and make it interesting. There's no right way to do this...just keep your body moving, that's key! That and some good workout jams! Play something that is going to pump you up! Alright...enough rambling! Check out the info below to get started!
Workout 2: At Home Cardio Boost
EQUIPTMENT YOU'LL NEED:
1. 35 lb dumbbell (I use the Gold's Gym adjustable dumbbell weights) but you could also you any other dumbbell you feel comfortable with.
2. 10-15 lb plate (I use the 15 lb Birt Plate which is an ingenious design that allows the plate to be incredibly versatile in how it performs. I use this plate everyday!)
3. Exercise Bands (I use a combination of the medium & strong strength bands in my workouts).
4. Exercise mat.
I do want to note that you absolutely do not need any of these accessories but I'm telling you they will take your workouts to the next level. They have not only increased my strength but have toned and refined muscles in my body I forgot even existed. I know at home weight workouts can be extremely intimidating (believe me, I've been there) but if you're looking for results, this is a sure and steadfast way to obtain them.
*P.S. I get all my workout gear and accessories at TJ maxx! Cheap and high quality!
Watch the video below to get a brief overview of each exercise and I've also attached a print out overview for each circuit below that! As always, feel free to ask questions if you are confused!