Saturday, December 27, 2008

Two Quick Exercise Sets

The snow here in Portland caught me off guard, and I was unable to do my usual uphill sprints. Thus, I had to rely completely on indoor activity to stay fit. In the videos below, I illustrate two different sets of exercises you can do to get fit starting today. The best part is, each set takes five minutes or less. Getting fit may be on your upcoming list of New Year's resolutions, and I think these sets are a great way to get started.

The exercises are listed below each video to assist you when you try them on your own.

Superset #1:

Do each exercise as hard as you can for 30 seconds with no breaking in between.

  • Full body warm-up: Starting Blocks or Knee Taps
  • Upper Body: Push up or modified push up
  • Lower Body: Jump Squats or Wall Sit
  • Upper Body: Chair Dips
  • Lower Body: Leg Ups
  • Abdominals: Rise & Shine
  • Upper Body: Soup Can Shoulder Exercise
  • Lower Body: Wide Leg Squats

Superset #2

Do each exercise for 30 seconds and do 10 seconds of jumping jacks in between each one.

  • Full body warm-up: Jumping Jacks
  • Abdominals: Bicycle
  • Jumping Jacks (10 seconds)
  • Lower Body: Bridge with Single Leg Lifts (right and left legs)
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Upper Body: Pullups or Hang from Bar
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Abdominals: Flutter Kick
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Lower Body: Lunges
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Upper Body: Pushup with Side Plank

Now cool down with a simple Yoga routine!

And keep it up!

1 comment:

Kristen's Raw said...

Great workout!

Have a super weekend,