Amazing Full Body Toning Workout

Posted on Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 6:52 am

 

 

Hi Guys,

 

I can’t believe it’s already the end of the week.  I’m feeling more and more pressured to get my goals accomplished because time is just flying! 

 

How about you?  It’s already mid-March.  Are you any closer to reaching your goals? If not, stop making excuses and do at least one thing every day that will get you one step closer. 

 

Think small, progressive steps and by the end of the year you would have achieved alot!

 

So today’s workout is a timed workout and the goal is to complete 6 sets of all of the exercises as fast as you can. 

 

The beauty of this workout is that if you don’t have alot of time, just do as many rounds as you can. You can always continue later on.  Every little bit helps. 

 

It’s been proven that three 10-minute bouts of exercise are just as effective as one 30-minute session.  So do what you can when you can. 

 

There are 4 different exercises that target the full body, core, and cardio. 

 

As always, I show beginner variations and the full workout details are below:

 

 

 

Workout Details:

 

Keep track of your time on a clock, Gymboss Interval Timer or phone timer if you have one.

 

Perform the following 5 exercises one after the other until you complete 6 sets (rounds). 

 

One round took me approximately 2 1/2 minutes, so depending on your fitness level, the total workout should take you anywhere between 15 to 20 minutes. 

 

Perform 10 repetitions for each exercise before moving on to the next one. Doing all five exercises counts as 1 set (round).

 

Make sure you record the time it took you to complete the workout so that you can try to beat your time the next time you try this workout. 

 

Beginners can choose to perform fewer repetitions. Just listen to your body and adjust the intensity as needed.

 

Here are the exercise details:

 

1. Split Squat Jumps (Right Leg) x 10 reps: 

This exercise works the legs, glutes, and cardio. Every split squat counts as 1 repetition.

 

2. Split Squat Jumps (Left Leg) x 10 reps: 

Same as above.

 

3. Press-Up Diagonal Knee Tuck x 10 reps: 

The press-up targets the chest, shoulders, triceps, and core.  The diagonal knee tucks activate the abdominal muscles and shoulders.  Every press-up counts as 1 repetition.  Make sure that you keep your core tight and back neutral throughout the exercise and breathe.

 

4. Scissor Legs to Toe Touch x 10 reps: 

This is another really great core exercise.  Make sure that you keep your lower back pressed to the floor at all times.  If you do not have the strength to maintain that position, bend the knees and perform the variation.  Every toe touch counts as 1 repetition.

 

5. Super(wo)man x 10 reps: 

This exercise targets the back and glutes.  Make sure that you keep your arms by your ears and keep your head neutral.  Avoid lifting your head.  Hold the movement at the top for 2 counts before returning to the ground.  Each lift counts as 1 repetition.

 

All 5 exercises count as 1 set (round). Keep repeating until you complete 6 sets or rounds and record your time.

 

Enjoy!

 

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