As I've rested this week, letting my blister heal, I've turned from running to cross-training. My husband is into CrossFit these days and maybe his enthusiasm has rubbed-off a bit on me because I've decided to create my own CrossFit-inspired workout. (Inspired, I say. Not actual. I'm using 6-lb weights, after all. And you'll notice that there are no burpees to be found anywhere.)
My goal this summer is to better supplement my running with cross-training. But, I need something that is quick and doesn't require a gym, or much equipment at all. So, I've come up with a whole-body workout that I love.
Check it out!
Right now, I'm using 6-lb dumbbells for the arm exercises (the standing upright rows, overhead presses and bicep curls) and I'm also holding them for the squats and the lunges. I'm building up to holding them for the curtsy lunges.
The key to this workout is to move right from one exercise to the next, keeping your heart-rate elevated and making this strength workout also a good cardio one. If you make it through the routine twice, with a minute or two break between the first and second time through, this workout should take right around 20 minutes.
Happy Friday, everyone! Have a good weekend.