WHY WAIT Workout Series #5

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WHY WAIT Workout Series #5

Tip of the Day:   

Shrink your waistline by working the invisible stomach muscles – transversus abdominis muscles. There are the muscles below the “6-pack” that are responsible for pelvic stability. Work these muscles by pulling your belly button toward your spine and breathe normally for 10-30 seconds. Perform 5-10 times a day.

Workout #5 Full Body- Ascending Ladder Essentials

Equipment needed: mat (optional)

Warm-up: 5 min of 1 min of high knees, jumping jacks, mountain climbers, squat jumps, butt kick

This workout consist of the “essential” bodyweight exercises- squats, push ups, jumping jacks, and sit ups (modify to crunches if need be but perform double amount of reps).  You will perform the following exercises in an ascending manner from 1-20 reps: 

  • squats
  • push-ups
  • sit-ups
  • jumping jacks

Here’s an example:

  • 1 rep of squats, push-ups, sit-ups, jumping jacks
  • 2 reps of squats, push-ups, sit-ups, jumping jacks
  • 3 reps of squats, push-ups, sit-ups, jumping jacks
  • ….20 reps of squats, push-ups, sit-ups, jumping jacks

If need to modify, perform only even numbers (ex. 2,4,6,8…20). Be sure to complete workout in absolute best time.

Cool down: 5-10 min of stretching glutes, hamstrings, hip flexors, quads, calves, abs, shoulders, and chest

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