I hope you enjoyed the delicious cocktail I shared with you on Monday. Let me know if you give it a try!
Yesterday was a snow day for Brian and I. That means we were able to get lots of things done around the house that we needed to do before we leave to go home to Indiana for a couple of weeks during the holiday. It was glorious!
Now, let’s talk about this workout. It’s no secret that I adore at-home workouts (or you could totally do this at the gym!) this time of year. When I’m traveling or when I have family visiting, I still like to get my regular workouts in but I prefer to do them at home rather than driving 20 to the gym so that I get more family and fun time.
This workout will be perfect for you to do during this busy holiday season.
Holiday Hustle Boot Camp Workout
2-medium, sized weights.
This map of this workout may seem a bit confusing at first glance, so I have broken it down for you here:
Cardio 1 (30 seconds)
Cardio 2 (30 seconds)
Repeat cardio 1 and 2 three times for a total of 3 minutes of cardio
Strength 1 (3 minutes)
Pyramid up (90 seconds)
Pyramid down (90 seconds)
Strength 2 (3 minutes)
Repeat all 2-3 times total resting as needed.
As always, check with your doctor if you are unsure about adding this workout to your exercise routine 😉
Cardio 1: High Knees (30 seconds): Begin with feet under hips and quickly jog in place while lifting knees up to waist. Use the arms to get the upper body involved. Go at a tempo that is slightly out of your comfort zone. Option: completely eliminate the bounce and lift your knees up alternating legs.
Cardio 2: Squat Jumps (30 seconds): Stand with your feet slightly wider than hip distance. Lower your hips down and back into a squat so that your knees are in line with your hips and your bottom is in line with the top of your knees. From your squat position, propel yourself up into a jump using your arms for momentum and land with soft knees. Repeat. Option: Instead of jumping from the squat position, stand up and lift your heels then lower back down into the squat.
Repeat both cardio sets 3 times for a total of 3 minutes of cardio.
Strength 1: Pushup Rows (repeat for 3 minutes): Start in plank position with your hands holding one dumbbell in each hand under your shoulders. Lower down into a pushup. As you push back up into your beginning plank position, bring your right arm up into a row. Pull your elbow up by your ribs and squeeze your shoulder blade toward the opposite shoulder blade. Lower your hand back down to starting position and repeat on the other side. Other: Do this without weights or complete the pushups on your knees.
Pyramid: fast feet in and out with a squat (build it up for 90 seconds then break it down for 90 seconds): Stand with your feet under your hips and a slight bend in your knees. Quickly step with your feet in the pattern of out, out, in, in. Do this once then squat one time. Then, add one repetition to each side (out, out, in, in, out, out, in, in) and squat twice. Continue doing this pattern and adding a rep for a 90 second period. Take a quick break, then start with the number you ended with and work your way down to the original (out, out, in, in single squat) pattern.
Strength 2: Squats (3 minutes): Begin with your feet just outside your hips. Sit your hips down and back and complete body weight squats for the entire 3 minute period. Make sure your knees are in line with your toes, your weight is in your heels, your chest is lifted, and your abs are braced.