Welcome back! You rocked the first step, which is often the hardest part, and now’s your chance to get your sweat on again with Day Two!
Instead of a number of videos, today’s workout is brought to you by Greatist, which is an awesome website for all things fitness, health and happiness!
No-Gym Body Weight Routine
Before we get started, let’s have a little pow-wow!
This is what’s known as a “super set” workout. (Don’t worry if you don’t know what that means, I’m going to explain how it works!)
In the picture below you’ll see the exercises are labeled 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, etc.
You will perform 12-15 reps of 1A immediately followed by 1B, rest for 30 seconds and then do the same thing two more times before moving on to 2A and 2B.
With some of the exercises you may have to modify and that’s alright.
For instance, if you aren’t able to do a tuck jump (jumping while pulling your knees up towards your chest), just lift one knee as high up toward your chest as you can while standing and alternate back and forth for 12-15 reps on each leg.
Or, try doing jump squats instead! Point your feet every time you jump to help you land softly, and use those arms in a forward swing as you jump!
If you’ve never done jump planks before, you’re just doing jumping jacks horizontally. Firmly root down through your hands and finger pads, and don’t hike your tush super high up in the air or let your back sag. Engage that core!
If the jump planks are too intense for you, just hold a forearm plank for 30 seconds or as long as possible.
Challenge yourself! As Jillian Michaels says, “This is your workout! … Get comfortable with being uncomfortable!”
When you feel like you want to quit and can’t do anymore, tell yourself, “Just 3 more seconds!” until you finish!
You are stronger than you think you are!!!
Remember that your mind and body will do what you tell it to do (whether that’s giving up or persisting)!
Alright! Are we ready? Do a gentle warmup for 2-3 minutes (marching in place, jumping jacks, invisible jump rope…) and then let’s dive right in!
WOOHOO!!!! You did it!! Remember to cool down with good stretches and HYDRATE! We’ll see you tomorrow!!