Click on the link above to view my latest "Charlotte Today" appearance. The topic was all about designing your own effective, easy-to-follow workout routines - in the gym, at home, and even in a hotel room. As promised to viewers, below is a detailed breakdown of each of the workout outlines discussed on air this morning.
*Try this on a treadmill, too: Set treadmill at a high incline (i.e. 12.0) and at a sprint speed (i.e. 8.0); 8 rounds of 20 seconds sprinting, 10 seconds of rest (hop off treadmill, rest with feet on sides of machine)
- choose any 2 exercises, 20 reps of each, 2 times through, no rest (again: toning and cardiovascular results)
- count-up/ count-down: pair any 2 exercises together
- by time: 50 sec. of Ex. A/ 10 sec. of Ex. B
2. by reps: count-up Ex. A 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10; count-down Ex. B 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
- AMRAPs: As Many Rounds as Possible in a given amount of time
B. For Time:
C. "The Five" or "The Seven:"
-The Five: 5 Rounds of 5 Exercises, 5 Reps of Each Exercise
-The Seven: 7 Rounds of 7 Exercises, 7 Reps of Each Exercise
SPRINT DRILLS: ditch steady state cardio runs; sprint instead!
*Tripod Sprint: 3 Rounds of - Sprint ~25 yards there/ back twice; 10 seconds rest ONLY
*150 Yard Repeaters: 10 Rounds of - Sprint 150 yards on a track; speed walk 50 yards (active recovery, only rest allowed)
*100 Yard Sprints + Burpee: 10 Rounds of - 10 Burpees to 100 yard sprint, rest 1 minute b/w rounds
*100 Yard Sprints w/ Descending Rest:
-Sprint 100 Yards - rest 60 sec.
-Sprint 100 Yards - rest 50 sec.
-Sprint 100 Yards - rest 40 sec.
-Sprint 100 Yards - rest 30 sec.
-Sprint 100 Yards - rest 20 sec.
-Sprint 100 Yards - rest 10 sec.
-Sprint 100 Yards- DONE!
you'll be amazed at how body sculpting/ toning sprinting is! (abs, legs, glutes galore)