fitness-junkie

There are 3 Simple but very important Fitness Rules:

  1. Never go 3 days without exercise.
  2. Never Miss a Monday Workout.
  3. Never Give Up.

Now Go get after that Monday Workout!

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Beginner Bodyweight Routine

Do each of the exercises below for the prescribed number of reps or hold count:

  • Jumping Jacks x 50 reps
  • Russian Twists x 50 reps (make it harder by adding a dumbbell, kettlebell or medicine ball)
  • Burpees x 10 reps
  • Leg Raises x 25 reps
  • Bench Dips x 25 reps
  • Bodyweight Squats x 25 reps (make it harder by adding a dumbbell, kettlebell or medicine ball)
  • Mountain Climbers x 25 reps
  • V-Ups x 25 reps
  • Plank x 1:00 minute
  • Bridge x 1:00 minute

If you’ve got time, repeat the entire circuit 2-3 times.

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Core Exercises

These 4 exercises are great for strengthening your core. I do them at least 3x a week after my training run. 

 Do each one for the prescribed number of reps or hold count: 

 1. Plank with Side Step x 10 reps on each leg. 

 2. Runner’s Crunch x 10 reps on each side. 

 3. Seated Twists x 15 reps on each side. 

 4. Swimming x 30 seconds. 

 Repeat entire sequence 2-3x if you have more time. 

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Ballerina Workout

This is what I’m doing today as part of my marathon cross training. It’s very low impact but the high reps really make you sweat & feel the burn. Woosah! It’s a good thing this workout is only 15 minutes:)