If you are starting off in fitness, it’s best to ease into it. Going all-out from the get-go is only going to cause you to become overly sore, frustrated, exhausted, and burn-out. Avoid the burn-out, make fitness a habit, and a FUN habit at that, and you will be playing the game for life, not just long-term.
So, for this workout, if you are new or beginning level, you may wish to practice the movements and then do only 1 or 2 rounds rather than 3. I would really encourage you to do what you feel is your best. If 2 rounds seems too much, try one and then maybe a little later, try a second round. Or pat yourself on the back for completing one round, and revisit this workout later on and see if you can finish two rounds. And then even later on, see if you can do three. The most important part is creating the habit of working out- not how much you do, or how fast you do it.
If you are accustomed to working out, you may wish to try these exercises with weights. But don’t feel like you need weights to reap the benefits of these exercises.
Rest 2 whole minutes between each completed round (this is important to strengthen muscles- REST between the rounds)
- 10 Crane Deadlifts, each leg
- 10 Lunges, each leg
- 20 Spyhops
- 10 Step-ups, each leg
- 10 Flamingo Squats, each leg
- 20 Frog Push-ups
Note: exercises which say “each leg” means you do 10 repetitions on each leg. You can alternate each repetition, or do 10 on one side and then 10 on the other. But you will be doing a total of 20 repetitions.
If you like this strength workout, add it to your routine or your program for once or twice a week. Remember, though, more important is to stick to your program, so if at any time you aren’t enjoying a workout, it might be time to switch things up to keep it engaging.
We will have to do this one after we get back from graduation!!