The smell of spring is already in the air and it's time to get our bodies moving again. If you've been lazing around the last couple of month, this workout will help you kick-start your training. To get you back in the workout groove, I've created an intense-yet-easy full-body blast workout that can be performed in your living room. It's especially designed for beginners, but if you're already more advanced, simply double the reps!
Full-Body Blast Workout
To warm up, do 30 seconds of high knees/running in place, then rest for 20 seconds. Repeat for a total of three rounds. After warming up, you'll be ready for the workout. Complete 10 reps of each of the four moves for one round. Do four rounds total.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart with hands by your sides. Roll your shoulders back and down, engage your core. Push your hips back, squat down and imagine you're sitting on a chair. Make sure most of the pressure is in your heels, not on the balls of your feet.
Rise back up, squeeze your butt once you reach the top and repeat until you have completed 10 reps.
Lie down flat on your back with legs fully extended and hands up over your head. Crunch up and simultaneously bring both arms and one leg up to touch. Lower down and repeat with other foot. Make sure your chin is off your chest and engage your core. Do 10 reps on each side.
Start in a standing position and keep your upper body straight. Step forward with one leg, keeping core tight. Lower your hips until both knees are bent at about a 90-degree angle. Step the forward leg back to meet, change legs and complete 10 reps.
Start in a standing position. Lower your body into a squatting position and place your hands on the floor in front of you. Kick your feet back while keeping your hands firmly on the ground to support your body. Jump your feet back to their original position, stand and then jump into the air while clapping. Repeat 10 reps as fast as possible.