My clients love this quick, challenging total body workout as much as I do! The best part is you can do it anywhere — no gym membership or equipment required.
Quick Spring Shape Up
Warm up for several minutes by jogging in place and take a few moments to stretch whenever needed. Make sure you're taking deep breaths and maintaining good form.
- 50 jumping jacks (modify by extending one leg to the side at a time)
- 40 situps (you can do full situps, modified basic crunches, or any type of situps you like)
- 30 squats
- 20 push-ups (on toes or on knees; keep abs engaged and don't let back sag)
- 10 burpees (to modify, from hands on ground step one leg back at a time, then step one leg at a time toward hands, stand or "jump" up)
Take a quick break (about a minute) then work your way back up the pyramid by starting with:
- 10 burpees
- 20 push-ups
- 30 squats
- 40 situps
- 50 jumping jacks
Aim to move quickly from one exercise to the next, but take a short break any time you need it. Repeat the entire sequence several times for a kick-ass, total body workout. Summer, here we come!
Always check with your doctor before beginning any new fitness routine, stay hydrated, warm up and cool down, and most importantly, listen to your body.
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