Last night I wanted to get a quick workout in after getting home from the baseball game. I had so much extra energy and I needed to tire myself out. You know, like one would do a 3 year old :) I had only a few requirements - only spend 30-45 minutes max, needed to focus on core, and I didn't want it too cardio based since I am still building my calories up for exercise post Ultimate Reset and didn't want to burn too many calories and have too huge a deficit. Not cute (and it's actually NOT good for weight loss to starve yourself folks, despite what you may have heard). Anyway, I came up with this little fun circuit below at my hotel gym. Remember I am not a personal trainer...I just play one on my blog. So be smart about this and modify as necessary for your own fitness level and equipment. I have linked to descriptions of all of the exercises so you can see how to do them if they are new to you :) Note on Bodybuilding.com they list if an exercise is beginner or not, so use these ratings as a guide! Warm Up: Exercise bike: 15 minutes on random at a decent level. You want to break a sweat here, this isn't a ride in the park deal.
Core Circuit - perform 2x through:
- Cable Crunch x 12
- Push Up w/ Front Arm Raise x12- This shows a plank with a front arm raise. The difference is that I bring my arm down, push up, then do the next arm.
- Dumbbell Side Crunch x20
- One Leg Dumbbell Squat x10/side- I use two hands to hold the weight instead of just one
- Weighted Twist x20
This morning I'm feeling my core and my buns, so I feel like I got a pretty good workout in about 40 minutes last night. If you try this, let me know if you like it :)