Happy TUESDAY, everyone!!! I am sooo pumped to share one of my all-time favorite workouts with you today.
You may have heard me mention this workout here and there, and I’ve included it in a couple weekly workout plans.
I tore this out of Shape Magazine FOREVER ago. I remember it was after Jessica Alba had her first baby, and Halle Berry had recently had her baby as well. They used the same trainer, and that trainer wrote this workout as a “Get Back in Shape Like The Stars!” kind of workout. I can’t find the original workout anywhere. I know I modified it just a little right off the bat, but I’ve done it this way for so many years that I don’t remember what I changed. So we’ll just say it’s “adapted” from that old-school Shape magazine workout, and I’ll show you how I do it!
It’s actually a full-body workout, but I call it my “squats and lunges workout” because the squats and lunges are what get me hurting.
I’d start with your smallest weights and try just two circuits first, unless you’re regularly doing BBG-style strength training workouts. This one will make you wobble like a penguin the next day unless you’re ready for it! 😉
Note: the original workout started with an easy 5 min cardio warm up, squeezed in an intense 5 minutes of cardio between the first circuit (after doing it all three times), and another intense 5 minutes after the second circuit. It ended with one circuit of abs. I usually do a 10-20 minute cardio warm up, do these circuits back-to-back and call it a day 🙂 Make it your own!
I hope you love this workout as much as I do! For those of you who are starting out or don’t do a lot of strength training, I’d recommend you start with your smallest weights and do each circuit just twice. Work your way up to heavier weights and more circuits.
Disclaimer: I am not a trainer or medical professional. This is what I do, but please make sure you know how to exercise with proper form and do not exceed your own limits and respect whatever your current physical ability or medical conditions may be.