I'm not going to lie - there are those days when I push the snooze button two to three times (oops!) or just want some extra Z's in the morning. There are times when I get home late from work and the LAST thing I want to do is leave my house and go to the gym. We all have those days and it's okay! Instead of bickering with myself, I compromise with this little 10 minute HIIT routine to get my movement in for the day:
What you need: You Mat 5lb or 3lb free weights
Ready. Set. GO!
30 seconds of mount climbers
30 seconds of burpees (the WORST, but so worth it!)
1 minute plank
30 seconds of squat jumping jacks
30 seconds of right side plank
30 seconds of left side plank
30 second REST
1 minute alternate jumping lunges
1 minute bicycle abs
30 second twist plank with weight right arm lift (right arm should lift with weight as if you are doing a side plank and then lower the same arm back down with the weight back into normal plank)
30 second twist plank with weight left arm (left arm should lift with weight as if you are doing a side plank and then lower the same arm back down with the weight back into normal plank)
1 minute high knees (UP! UP! UP!)
30 second REST
1 minute of bridge booty lifts (sometimes I get a little crazy and sit a weight on my pelvis for that extra burn!)
30 seconds of bridge butt lift with right leg
30 seconds of bridge butt lift with left leg
30 seconds of on-your-toes butt lifts (knees touch on your way down and knees spread out as you lift your booty)
STRETCH and you're done!
*I am not a fitness expert! This is a short, quick workout that works for me and get's my heart pumping and blood flowing. Do what works for you and your body! :)
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