Ready to stop talking and start sweating?
Along the theme of getting back to the fundamentals this month, here's a GREAT starter strength training routine. One of these days I will film my own video, but for now, enjoy the one that is linked below from NerdFitness.com.
Wondering where to start with exercise? Try this!
Warm-up: do 5-10 minutes of walking or easy cardio on the machine of your choice
10 Push-ups (on knees, if needed)
20 Walking lunges
10 Dumbbell rows
15 second Plank
30 Jumping Jacks
<Complete 2 times>
- Use dumbbells if you have them for the rows
- If this is too easy, hold dumbbells while you squat and lunge, plank and jump rope for longer, and/or complete the circuit three times. Rest as little as possible between sets.
- If this is too difficult, complete the circuit just once and rest as much as needed between exercises.
Cool-down: stretch all major muscle groups
Even if you are an experienced exerciser (if that's a word), this is a great workout to have on hand if you're travelling and don't have access to your normal equipment. Try holding each movement for a few seconds longer to really create a burn in the static hold.
Enjoy and move often!