Look at the explosion of power that’s coming out of my face!!
Damn, that musta been a pretty hard kick! 😉
Last month I shared this Killer Upper Body Bodyweight Workout which I created from a workout program I put together for myself to do during one of my previous Cuba vacations, and since I had a little trouble over the weekend with taking new workout pictures, what better time than to pick out more pictures from my program, create a new workout and bust ass with a killer lower body workout that can be paired with the upper body one?!!
Right now is better than ever! I just wish I had a vacation that I was heading off to, so I can bust a move on the warm balcony with that awesome breeze coming in right off the ocean. Ahhhh Cuba!
So when I got home from work yesterday I did this workout and I guess my legs weren’t expecting to be so sore! This workout contains a bunch of quick jerks, and jumping exercises, which left me feeling really open and loose in the hips. These exercises are very different for me. I’m not one to normally bust out a bunch of jumping exercises, so my fast twitch fibres really take a beating when I use them.
My heart really took a breathing too! Really, I should have used cardio in the title of this workout, because this workout is a total cardio workout. Not the kind of cardio that you may be thinking, like treadmill cardio. I’m talking about the kind of cardio that takes your breath away, makes you bleed sweat and basically puts tons of thoughts in your mind to give up.
Ignore them all though! The reps may seem high, but you can totally do this! If I can, YOU CAN! I bet some of you may even want more! For you guys who do these types of workouts all the time, you might be good for two rounds? Or maybe even make this a true killer ladder workout? OH MY! 😉
+ an exercise mat (or a towel will work just fine) 😉
80 SPIDERMAN LUNGES (alternating legs after each one)
70 HIP BRIDGES
60 BACK LUNGE with TOE TOUCH FRONT KICK* (total reps)
50 PLIE SQUAT with SIDE KICK (alternating sides after each squat)
40 LOW JACKS – being sure to keep a low squat the whole time!!
30 JUMP SQUATS
20 JUMP LUNGES
10 SQUAT THRUSTS
*You can choose to alternate legs after each rep or complete 30 on one side, then move onto the opposite side and do 30 more reps. I like it that way because then you can literally swing your leg back and forth without touching the ground and it gets even more of a muscle burn in your opposite leg. 🙂
Here are a few more cardio workouts that are ass kicking which, I’m sure, you’ll love!!