This 10 Minute Tone Up seriously kicked my butt (in a good way of course). I have to be honest, I’ve been in quite a workout slump the past few weeks. I’m not sure if it’s been the weather or the fact that I’m not going to the gym at lunch anymore, but I have not been inspired to write my own workouts in like 2 months. But I’m happy to say that the fog has been lifted and I am once again kicking my own butt, with the help of a few friends of course!
One of my favorite things to do is incorporate a new fitness move into my routine. I get very excited when my fellow blogger friends post new workouts or exercises I haven’t tried or thought of. The things that make me happy right?
I couldn’t post this total body workout without testing it out and I’m telling you it’s a killer! This 10 minute workout is so easy to work into your day! The equipment (sliders, stability ball – affiliate links) are all optional so there is no reason not to do this workout at home as well! I decided to do this workout for 1 minute each exercise, with 5 seconds between moves. I would recommend 10 seconds between moves though, as I was often struggling to get my equipment set up between exercises. Another great option would be to do this workout 2 times through, with 30 second of work instead of a minute.
Burpees – Debate here – do you drop your chest to the ground for burpees? Well since this workout also has 1 minute of push-ups I would recommend you don’t drop down. Beginners you can of course do low impact burpees, no jumping just squat, place hands on the ground and walk feet back to plank, walk legs back to hands and then stand. Trust me 1 minute of this is still WORK!
Mountain climbers (optional sliders) – mountain climbers are my LEAST favorite exercise, so I try to work them into as many of my workouts as possible. I try to get them over quickly so you will usually see them in the beginning. Remember to keep your back straight through this move. Beginners take this slow and no sliders.
Squat shoulder press – I ended up doing a rotating press up so I could get lower in the squat. The focus here is on the weight training, not how fast you can go.
Bicep curls with alternating lunges – focus on bicep curls to pace the lunges.
Stability ball bridge – check out my friend Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment for this one!
Tricep Dips – Keep your butt close to the step and keep your elbows close to the body.
Push-ups – check out this awesome tutorial on the proper way to pushup from my girl Jen @ Burpees for Breakfast
L-planks with sliders – I have never heard of this move before. Start in a plank and then you make and L – using sliders. Check out Jess @ Hello to Fit for the full description of this move – it made my shoulders BURN so good!
Sumo Squats (optional weights) – this is also called pile squats – remember those from ballet when you were a kid! Well add some weight and you will tone and tighten those inner thighs!
Frog Jumps – beginners can do regular squats or jumping jacks here!
Oh my other favorite thing is that it’s THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING! We finally made it! And tomorrow is going to be sunny and 75 here 🙂 I’m so excited! I hope you enjoy your weekend! If you try this workout let me know what you think!!
What about you?
- Do you get excited when you find a new workout move or exercise?
- When is the last time you tried something new in fitness?
- Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?