Updated: Jul 15, 2020
Okay, before I share this workout I think it's very important to have GOOD music playing in the background. I'm talking loud, fast paced music. I have music playing at this very moment and I won't lie when I tell you that I'm totally dancing in my chair. Probably why this post will take a bit longer for me to write. I'm currently sitting so really, it ties in to the "body movin'" theme! Just be grateful you don't have to see it in person. Not pretty. I think my dog is confused. Moving on!
Even though the world is slowly re-opening, not all business will make it through this pandemic. Unfortunately this will include some gym chains nationwide. Let's look on the bright side, I have plenty of at home workouts to share and now you can save some $ on membership fees! I only charge a minimal fee for my posts. Kidding, I accept compliments as my form of payment.
I love this workout because you are using all body weight. No bed sheets or canned goods for this one, simply body movements that will get you to the finish line. This will leave you feeling like you went for a run without actually doing the running which is GOLD in my eyes. I hate running. It hates me back, fact. Now you're going to be doing a lot of bending so it's important to warm up and stretch. Your hammies (hamstrings) will be the main player throughout so let's show them some love before we torture them.
I can speak from experience when I tell you that tight hamstrings will put added strain on your lower back and glutes. I have back issues and was advised to pay extra attention to those areas to avoid further strain on my back. Once I incorporated more stretching and really took the time to properly warm up before a workout, I felt a huge difference.
10 toe touches (reach down and touch your toes, easy!)
10 jumping jacks
10 air squats
10 walking lunges
10 push ups
Repeat these movements but decrease the reps to 8, then 6, then 4.
Ready to get your body movin'? 3,2,1....GO!
10 burpees, 15 push ups
10 burpees, 15 push ups, 30 lunges
10 burpees, 15 push ups, 30 lunges, 60 sit ups
10 burpees, 15 push ups, 30 lunges, 60 sit ups, 75 air squats
This will get taxing so be sure not to start off too hard. The key is to keep your body moving!
Enjoy those newly improved glutes folks!