Now that fall is here, the weather can be unpredictable. Workout inside with this fun and challenging workout! Complete one or two circuits and you will be hooked!
Start your workout with a light 10 minute warm up and then complete all six exercises in order with little rest between moves. Try to complete two circuits for a great cardio workout! Try to build on this workout by completing more reps as you build endurance.
Exercise #1 – Plank Squat
Begin in a straight-arm plank, with feet together and abs braced in tight. Bend knees and quickly jump legs forward, landing in a deep squat with toes just outside of hands. Immediately jump back out to plank position. Do 20 to 30 reps as quickly as possible.
Exercise #2 – Quick Corner Drill
Stand with feet hip width, knees slightly bent, and arms by your sides. Push off your right foot and quickly cross your right leg in front of your left, turning your right hip forward and kicking your left heel up behind body. Quickly step your left foot back down and then your right, returning to start position. Immediately repeat on the opposite side, allowing your arms to swing naturally during the movement. That’s one rep. Do 10 to 20 reps as fast as possible.
Exercise #3 – Figure 8 Lunges
Stand with your feet together, with your arms by sides. Step your right leg back into a lunge and sweep your arms down and across your left hip. Quickly step your right foot back next to your left foot, swinging your arms up to the right, then reverse to the other side. That’s one rep. Do 20 to 30 reps as fast as possible.
Make it more challenging by doing power lunges, pushing off both legs and jumping up as your arms and legs switch.
Exercise #4 – In and Out Jacks
With your feet wide, lower into a deep squat and extend your arms out to the sides of your shoulders, palms facing up. Jump up out of the squat, bringing feet together and clapping your hands overhead. That’s one rep. Do 20 to 30 reps as fast as possible.
Exercise #5 – Traveling Climber
Begin in a full plank position. Perform a traditional mountain climber by quickly alternating knees into your chest, and then begin to “run” feet about 45 degrees to the right. Run back to center, and then travel 45 degrees to the left. That’s one rep. Do 10 to 20 reps as fast as possible.
Exercise #6 – Jumping Pushups
Begin in a modified pushup position, with hands wider than shoulder width, knees bent, and toes pointed on the floor. Lower into a pushup until chest lightly taps the ground. Quickly “jump” off hands and push hips back to heels reaching arms out. That’s one rep. Do 10 to 20 reps as fast as possible.
Once you complete the circuit one time, complete the entire circuit one more time. Follow your workout with a 10 minute cool down before you stretch.