Friday, July 13, 2012

My 20-minute full-body workout.

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.

What is your favorite cross-training activity? 

Happy Friday, everyone! Have a good weekend.

~ Felice


Unknown said...

Nice quick workout. Sometimes my workouts get a little stale. Think I will use yours for a while :) Thanks!

MizFit said...

Im doing mine again today.


Kate said...

That sounds like an excellent routine! Good move on adding in some cross training. Let us know if it then improves your running :-)

I'm a big fan of the elliptical - but that just shows how much I like running. When I'm not training properly, I love an aerobics class.

Neoprene Dumbbells 10 lb said...

It is not harder to do exercise with Neoprene Dumbbells 10 lb. It makes your arm stronger as you want to make.

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