Tuesday torture anyone? :)
This is a CRAZY workout that’s perfect for those of you short on time. All you need is 10 minutes, your body weight and a timer.
I love quick ‘n’ dirty workouts, but this one is NUTS. Intense, but a TON of fun! The workout is a combination drill: you’ll go through several exercises back to back to count as 1 rep, then repeat the combo as many times as you can in 10 minutes.
Try to pace yourself and minimize breaks: it’s brutal, but very efficient. Warm up first (as always) and take 5-10 minutes to cool down and stretch (total workout time 20-25 minutes).
A. Walkout To Pushup
B. Forearm Plank Walk Up To Belly
C. Roll, Get Up & Tuck D. Burpee
There are a few ways to do this workout (see below), but I did the 10 minute AMRAP. I gassed out HARD, but still managed to get 42 reps in 10 minutes (the last 10 were harder than the first 32!).
Do your best: even 10-20 is REALLY tough.
Other ways to do it…
Planks are a fantastic recovery & strength exercise (for those of you who love your H.I.I.T, dropping to plank during your recovery intervals is a great way to bring your heart rate down and keep your body working). They can also be done anywhere, need no equipment, and get easier with time.
Planks are core heaven, but they work everything else too… when they’re done properly. Read below for tips on how you can make yours more rockin’, even if you suck at it now. :)
Note: I mention cues for “from the hands” planks below, but tips for forearm planks OR planks from the knees are essentially the same! Just make sure your elbows/hands line up with your shoulders.
1. WIDEN YOUR BASE. The wider your base, the easier it is to balance: take feet wide apart, instead of having them together. Hands should also be shoulder width apart or wider: whereever’s comfortable. SPREAD your fingers: a wider base through the hands and weight in the palm will help too. (As you get better, take the feet in more narrow to make it challenging).
I’m by NO means a spiritual yogi (though I totally get that “zen” feeling. I just get it from burpees, lol). I’m the girl giggling in the back while everyone is Oh-mmming, and who can’t stand spending the last 5 minutes in Corpse pose (lying still is just NOT my thing).