Friday, January 10, 2014

Quickie Cardio

Hi There! So it's been a crazy week, with non-stop...well, everything! It's my first week back at work since Christmas, and I'm having a rough time getting into the swing of things. Today's workout is a way to break a sweat without leaving the house. I haven't had much time to drive to the gym, so I need a way to stay warm...with the weather getting creepily close to 0 lately. I haven't had time to take as many pics as I've needed to for this workout, so here goes. My philosophy is, being functionally fit and in shape should not take hours out of your day...who has time for that? I go to the gym to live, not live to go to the gym! This cardio workout uses just your body weight, but gets your heart rate going by using large muscle groups. 
Challenge: Each time you do the workout, add a round to each tabata set or 2 rounds for exercises that work one side at a time.. Example - 1st workout= 4x each set; 2nd workout = 6x total for rounds using one side at a time. Work up to 8x total. Enjoy this sweat fest!





Have fun with this. You'll really push yourself but the effort is worth it! If you've been following my tabata workouts, this will be a great change of pace. In order to keep progressing, you must keep your body guessing!

Have fun! 




Julie A.



 

3 comments:

  1. Love a Tabata workout and love love side lunges...well love/hate! :)

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  2. Agree with you 1000000% that being fit shouldn't mean spending hours in the gym. Which is why I love Tabata workouts too! Get in and get out! Hapoy Monday!

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  3. I'm going to have to try this!!

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