Step It Up

I’ve been a little lacking in the “sharing of fitness” department lately, and I really need to remedy that.So…
Want a workout that will make you lose weight in no time flat?

Me too. When you find it, please send it my way.

But seriously, what I do have to offer is a workout that will get your whole body moving, your muscles sore, and the sweat pouring out of you. The best part is, all you need is a park bench of some kind. My bootcamp utilized some picnic tables. If you happen to own a workout bench or step up box, even better!

Where there’s a will, there’s a way…

Throw this circuit into your routine and feel the burn. You’ll be cursing my name as you climb the stairs.

I don’t care, as long as you’re screaming it 😉

Flab Blasting Circuit

Give me three sets. Then, and only then, can you collapse.

We’ll start off easy: step ups.
15 reps starting right.
15 reps starting left.

Mountain climbers! Instead of your forearms, your hands will be on the bench with a slight bend in the elbow; this gets more of the body engaged.
15 reps

This one is a two-parter: Side Step Up and Twist.
Begin by stepping up sideways on a bench, keeping the core tight and lifting from the butt

As you continue to stand, straighten the supporting leg. Pull the other up as you bend it, about waist height, and twist the opposite elbow to meet the knee.
15 reps starting right.
15 reps starting left.

Time for some sexy shoulders; decline push ups!
Give me 15 to start. If it’s too difficult, go down to 10, then 8.
If it’s no problem, stay at 15 or increase to 20, then 25.

Now for the scary part: Box Jumps.
Get your feet nice and wide, and bend those knees!
Don’t swing your arms; instead, engage your quads, glutes and hamstrings to propel yourself up.
Start at 20 reps.
Too hard? Do 15, then 10.
Feel good? Do 25.

For more great at-home workouts, I urge you to check out Body Rock.

If you are unfamiliar with it, it is a whole bunch of free online workout videos taught by a REALLY hot and RIPPED chick. I am in awe of her. Seriously.

Hope everyone has a good weekend! I’ll be giving some life changing updates next week, so stay tuned 🙂

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