Monday, July 9, 2012

Workout Week: Cardio Core Blast

I've decided to make this week the first annual Workout Week. I have not been posting very many workouts as of late, and I thought this would be a great way to get back into that. This is, after all, a health and fitness site. So let's get started with some cardio and core.

What follows is a short circuit that employs high intensity interval training. It's a bit advanced, and if you're just starting out, I advise you to check with your doctor before starting any rigorous activity. If you're good to go, please do so at your own risk.

Some clarifications:

Hip-Width Squat with Alternating Knee Tucks
Squat, and as you stand up, tuck one knee into your chest as if you were performing a standing crunch. This is one repetition. Repeat, tucking in the opposite knee.

Rope Climber Crunches
Lie on your back with your arms stretched up toward the ceiling. As you crunch up, reach up with your right hand as if you were climbing a rope. Relax and repeat using your left hand. This is one repetition.

Straight-Arm Plank with Alternating Side Dips
In a straight-arm plank, drop your right hip toward the ground. Return to center and drop your left hip to complete one repetition

Football Shuffles
Stay in one place, squat down just a bit and put your hands out in front of you. Shuffle from foot to foot, moving quickly. (Almost as if you were running in place...or getting ready to block a massive lineman.)

As always, contact me with questions: dailydose (dot) notes (at) gmail (dot) com.


pluvk said...

Love this! Definitely adding it to my routine. Thank you!

adailydoseoffit said...

YAY! Let me know how it goes...

Charissa said...

This looks awesome and totally rockstar. Thanks for sharing!

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