I did this workout a few weeks ago, can you guess when? Early AM before getting ready for work! Of course! I love starting my day off with a morning workout because it always makes me feel incredible, and I carry that feeling throughout the day.
This isn’t your typical “ab” workout, as some of you may look at the exercises and think, “how does this work abs?” but believe me, you don’t need crunches and planks to work abs. There are a lot of exercises which works your lower body also gets your abdominals engaged. As my focus for this workout was abs and glutes, every single exercise in this workout works both your glutes and your abdominals. 🙂
Focus on engaging your abs throughout the whole exercise, squeeze that butt and get ready to be blasted!
+ Gymboss Interval Timer
+ 2 Kettlebells (I used 4kg and 8kg)
+ Exercise Mat
Set your timer for a 15 minute countdown.
Complete the following exercises and reps without any rest. Keep going until the timer stops at 15 minutes. Just take quick water breaks when needed.
15 DOUBLE KETTLEBELL FRONT SQUATS
20 alternating BACK LUNGE with UNDER KNEE PASS
15 STIFF LEG DEADLIFTS
20 alternating LOW WIDE SQUAT with UNDER KNEE PASS and KNEE TUCK
DOUBLE KETTLEBELL FRONT SQUAT
BACK LUNGE with UNDER KNEE PASS
STIFF LEG DEADLIFT
LOW WIDE SQUAT with UNDER KNEE PASS and KNEE TUCK
It isn’t necessary to perform the first exercise with two kettlebells if you don’t have two to work with. I bought two smaller kettlebells because they work better for me when I work upper body. But when it comes to lower body I need more, so I double up.
I still do need to get a heavier kettlebell for swings and heavier lifts so I can work with smaller reps, but until then, I’ll work with what I’ve got. Heavy kettlebells are expensive! LOL!