Move-It Monday

It’s time for Move-It Monday, where I start sharing my workouts with you.

It’s time to get off the couch, put on your gym shoes, and grab your water bottle. Well, plus whatever else you need to do to get ready for a workout. You would probably get some stares if you’re running around the neighborhood in your PJ’s and a robe. People might just wonder whether they should call 911.

Warm up for at least five minutes before. I don’t want you to injure yourself. You can jog and do some dynamic stretching, but I don’t recommend static stretching before workouts as they can actually increase your risk of injury.

This workout is guaranteed to get your heart rate up. If it didn’t, you didn’t push yourself hard enough. Try to go faster. This workout is a combination of strength and cardio. That being said, I highly recommend doing this with a workout partner if possible so you’re more likely to push yourself.

An AMRAP means As Many Rounds As Possible. One round is completing all the reps on this list of exercise once. So the next round starts back at the top of the list. Repeat this as many times as you can until you have been the rounds for a total of 20 minutes. Keep good form!!! It’s easy to sacrifice quality for quantity when you’re trying to be speedy, but don’t. It’s not worth getting injured from performing repetitive movements with improper technique.

Don’t forget to cool down either! Don’t just stop immediately when your heart rate is so high. Walk around until it gets close to normal so that you don’t get blood pooling in your blood vessels. Then stretch. Here you can static stretch.

Here’s the workout:

10 Burpees

20 Jump Squats

30 Plank Jacks

40 High Knees

50 Jumping Jacks

40 Mountain Climbers

30 Leaping Lunges

20 Push-Ups

10 Burpees

AMRAP 20 minutes

You can find the descriptions of these moves in the Exercise Library. Feel free to comment your thoughts and how many rounds you got!

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