It has been waaayy too long since I got a post up, life has been hectic lately! I wanted to get at least something up on the blog so I decided to share my upper body workout from this past week. It’s a mix of some strength as well as a dash of HIIT for some extra cardio since I’m doing a small cut right now. I like doing workout this way because, well, I don’t like cardio haha! So it’s like a sneaky way for me to work some cardio in.
Just because you’re traveling doesn’t always mean you’re out of luck and have to skip a workout. There’s plenty that you can do with just your bodyweight and zero equipment to work up a sweat! Here’s one that I put together over the weekend when I was away for my church’s retreat.
AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) in 25 minutes:
10 jump squats
10 ice skaters
10 high knees
10 plyo tricep dips (or regular)
10 rocket leg launchers (per leg)
10 power skips (per leg)
I took breaks as needed but tried to keep them minimal to just grabbing a drink of water or taking a few seconds to catch my breath before starting the next round. It was killer and I worked up SUCH a sweat! I had to crank up the air conditioner in the room maybe two rounds in because I was already that sweaty.
If you try out the workout let me know what you think!
Good morning everyone! I have a new workout to share with you guys that I did the other day after my run. I was short on time Saturday morning since I was going bridesmaid dress shopping with my friends and knew I’d be gone all day. I wanted to give Layla some exercise since I’d be gone so long so I took her for a short run first and then did a quick HIIT circuit to give me the most bang for my buck. HIIT is one of my favorite go-to’s when I’m short on time because you don’t need much of it to be effective! I only had about 30 minutes total to do both so I first took Layla for a 1.5 mile run and then busted out 15 minutes of some plyometrics.
I didn’t intend to post this on international glute day a.k.a. hump day, I swear it was a coincidence! But the timing works out if you’re looking for a new workout to try out today if you’re training glutes! I always make sure to incorporate specific glute workouts regularly into my training cycle since hip health is so important and shouldn’t be overlooked. In fact, I’ve been working on a glute program that you can do at home with hardly any equipment at all! At most it requires things that you probably already have in your home like a chair, steps, and a couch. I’m really excited about this because I know I harp on about glute health haha! But truly it’s something I always tell my clients they should not overlook.
One of my favorite ways to do cardio (besides running) is to incorporate intervals because it keeps things interesting and the times goes by faster! I like to do some cross-training every so often because it’s important to challenge your muscles in new and different ways. Ever since I began incorporating cross-training and lifting the past few years, I have remained running injury-free which is huge for me because I went through quite a stint of bad running injuries.
I have a treadmill at home but you can do this at the gym or even on any piece of cardio equipment that you want. You could even do the cardio portion outside if you wanted to run around the block or something like that! The type of cardio doesn’t matter as long as you keep it steady-state.