Happy Workout Wednesday. Today I am sharing with you a quick 10 minute HIIT workout. No equipment needed which is such a great workout to have in your arsenal. You can repeat this workout 2-3 times, or more depending on how your feeling.
ROUND 1 – Wide Leg Squat Jumps//Wide Leg Wall Sit
wide leg squat jump
Starting in a wide leg squat, explode with as much power as you can. Make sure when you land your knees are not over your toes and your back is still straight. These have left my butt and calves so sore.
wide leg wall sit
Keep your back flat and your knees over your toes. The wall sit will be hard and feel hard. That’s the point, it’s an active recovery. This will help you get your breathing under control but your muscles are still working. Enjoy your one minute rest before moving on.
Round 2 – Push Up Jumps//Downward Dog
push up jumps
I had to majorly modify these. Sarting in push up position lower yourself down so you are hovering over your surface. Push as much as you can to get the “jump” aspect of the exercise. Make sure you land softly and with enough control to get the full effect of the exercise. Doing push ups on the ground are not good for my core at the moment so I opted for the wall. I still felt the burn pushing off and controlling coming down. PLEASE make sure you control your down, you don’t want to end up with a cracked forehead.
Again, active recovery. Your legs get a nice stretch from the exercises in round one but you are also making your shoulders and core work to support you. Enjoy your one minute rest before moving on to the next round, you’ve definitely earned it.
Round 3 – Split Jump//Static Lunge Hold
I just want to start off with these are my nemesis. These are just like the squat jumps except you are starting from a lunge position and switching legs in the air. Try and stay as true to the wide lunge stance as you can. Looking at my photos I can see where I can use some improvement in these.
Just like round one we are going into our active recovery still working our muscles. Since there are two different sides you are holding your lunge position for 15 seconds on the right then switching to 15 seconds on the left.
Rest for one minute and then complete rounds 1-3 two or three more times. This workout left me feeling so sore today. Hope you enjoy the burn as much as I do ; )
I am off to get some yoga in and then I need to run some errands. I hope you have a fantastic, sweatastic day!