4-Minute Full-Body Workout That Will Make You Sweat
Erin Oprea is THE celebrity trainer to all of the hottest country stars (think Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Nettles, and more). But that’s not all — she’s also a former marine who completed two tours of duty in Iraq. Here’s one killer workout from this powerhouse athlete.
Tabatas are a great way to get in shape — fast. Here's how it works: one tabata lasts eight rounds, and each exercise is done for 20 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest. You'll perform each of the exercises below for one round each, and then repeat the whole routine. Get ready!
1. Side Lunge Right
Take a big step to the right, putting the majority of your weight on your right heel, and lower your body until your right leg is parallel to the ground. Keep your left leg straight. Push through your right heel, driving your right knee up in front of you. Repeat on the same leg.
2. Side Lunge Left
Take a big step to the left, putting the majority of your weight on your left heel, and lower your body until your left leg is parallel to the ground. Keep your right leg straight. Push through your left heel, driving your left knee up in front of you. Repeat on same leg.
3. Elbow Plank With Hip Dip
Get into a plank position, resting on your elbows. Rotate your hips downward and dip them to the left side, then back up to the center. Then rotate your hips downward to the right, then back up to center. Keep the rest of your body still.
4. V-Up Hold
Lie on your back, with your arms straight out and legs straight and together. Bring your shoulders off the ground with your arms extended up, to meet legs off the ground. Create a "V" with your body and hold as long as you can.
Repeat exercises 1-4!
Reprinted from THE 4X4 DIET Copyright © 2016 by Erin Oprea. Published by Harmony Books, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.