Today, things are getting real.
Real muscle pumped that is.
I did this workout last week, and believe it or not but even though it is only a 5 minute workout, it was making my shoulders scream! My abs were feeling it, my chest, my quads; my whole body felt good when I finished this workout!
Even though I created this workout as an upper body focus, adding the plank jacks and jumps allows a little bit for the thighs too. Summer will be here before we know it, so there’s nothing wrong with working on the thighs. 😉
+ Exercise Mat
+ Gymboss Interval Timer
The Workout Explained
Set your timer for 5, 60 second rounds.
Complete the following exercises in the exact order below; 60 seconds per exercise.
ROTATING PLANK (rotating left, then right, repeat)
ELBOW PLANK (holding this pose)
There’s no rest between exercises, just keep going until the 5 minutes are up. If you’re in the middle of an exercise and you feel you have to stop, place your knees on the ground, keep your palms on the ground and take a quick breath. Get back up and keep moving.
It’s suppose to be intense! 😉
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This is the kind of workout that I thought would be easy, then after about 20 seconds into the workout, I realized what I got myself into. Funny how you surprise yourself so much with fitness. Sometimes people underestimate themselves and don’t lift as much weight, even though they could probably increase the weight by 20%. Then there are people who overestimate themselves, such as I did with this workout. Thinking 5 minutes wouldn’t be enough intensity for me.
Proof that you should never assume; just do it.