A reps-based workout that only goes as quickly as you do! Keep the rest minimal and feel that heart-rate skyrocket.
So besides my wonderfully creative fall-inspired Pumpkin Workout, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything fitness related on this little blog of mine, which hurts my soul because if you follow me on Instagram [you totally are, right?] then you know how beyond obsessed I am with a good sweat session. Like seriously, a day isn’t complete without one.
Since the move to my new home I haven’t been able to join a gym just yet, but I am 100% enjoying my home workouts. I know that a lot of people have gym anxiety or can’t afford a membership, but there’s no excuse with these workouts! They are 100% home based, simple to follow, yet totally kick-ass. If I can do it, so can you. So lace up them sneaks and get to it!
- None! Just your sexy self
This is one of the simplest workout formats ever, which is probably why I use it often [so yes, you will see more of this format!]. There’s no timer to set and no sets to keep track of. Simply start with the first set of reps  and complete the designated amount of reps for each exercise [push-ups first, then skaters]. That’s it! Rest after each set as needed [but no more than 30 seconds!] then move on to the next set of reps. Continue until you’re a noodle laying on the floor in your own puddle of sweat.
Pushups – Start in plank position with your hands directly under your shoulders. Inhale and lower yourself down, keeping your elbows tucked in tight to your body. Exhale as you press yourself back to the top. Keep your spine neutral and your butt down – no back arching or booty’s in the air!
Skaters – Start on a bent left leg with your right leg kicked back slightly as shown above. Explode off that leg and jump sideways, landing on your right leg now. A full rep is when you complete a jump on both sides, which basically means you are doing double the total reps.
What This Workout Targets:
I’m going to go with everything. Push-ups are basically my all time favorite exercise because duhh they make you look like a beast. They also target your entire body, from your shoulders and back to your core. Skaters are my favorite balance cardio move, which means you better make sure you have a clear space in case you tip over and beef it. As a soccer player explosiveness is very important, and skaters allow you to focus on that explosiveness one leg at a time. Each time I do them I like to see if I can jump further out! So you are getting a combo in this workout of strength and cardio, but you won’t be confused wih multiple exercises or sets to keep track of!
Why You’ll Love It:
This workout is no fuss, no frills, but not a complicated mixture of movements either. The exercises are basic, the equipment is zero, and the space needed is minimal. I like to do this workout while watching TV as a matter of fact. Just because you’re watching TV doesn’t mean you need to be sitting. Get up and sweat!
Let me know if you try this workout and what you think of it! I’ve got my creative juices flowing so more workouts will be coming your way soon. Also, let me know if there’s a certain body part/exercise/circuit/ect that you are interested in and I’ll try to put something together!
Ever tried a reps-based workout before?