Tuesday, February 4, 2014

02/04/2014 PM Workout

This afternoon's workout went well.  I have a limited amount of time at lunch on Tuesday, so its a perfect chance to get in a HIIT workout.  I warmed up with a 5 minute jog first.

I then completed 4 sets of the following workout.  The exercises are done for 30 seconds at a time and there is no rest between.  After a full set of the exercises, there is a 1 minute rest before starting a new round.  

1.  Mountain climbers
2.  Squats
3.  One leg dips
4.  Bird dogs
5.  Split squats
6.  Side lunges
7.  Stagger push ups
8.  Side planks

A full set and the one minute break takes 5 minutes total.  I did a 5 minute warm up jog, 4 sets of the circuit, and a 6 minute jog immediately upon finishing the last set.  My full workout lasted 30 minutes total.  

This is a really productive workout in such a short amount of time.  Especially for a runner like me, this is great because my main goal is my running.  These types of workouts burn fat and make me more lean and tone, working a lot of muscles that are not used in running.

Watch this video to learn how to do the bird dog, my favorite lower back exercise.

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