Today’s workout is very similar to one of my previous Daily Workouts from October 19. I didn’t actually do the workout, because I had the problem with my tooth, so you had only the pictures with descriptions to look at. Most of you were writing me about my wisdom tooth instead of the workout and how you did :) I really appreciate your support and nice comments, but guys, you have to stay focused. Did you write into your exercise journal how many total rounds and reps you manage to complete during the 15 minutes? I hope you did and I wish you would let me know, so that I can try to compete with you. I need your feedback so that I can kick my own but ;) Today I am doing the V – Crunches with a slight variation and an exercise called The Snowboarder. The workout takes only 15 minutes and you do 15 reps of each exercise back and forth. Your goal is to complete as many rounds as your can. What counts at the end is the total number of reps, because it is possible that you might not be able to complete all of the 15 reps towards the end of the workout. The great news about today’s workout is that it is just 15 minutes long and then you are done for the rest of the day. You will burn calories, boost your metabolism and have plenty of time to do other things. Don’t get me wrong, I love working out and keeping myself in shape, but I have life too and I like to be active in many different ways. Spending too much time with plain workouts is such a waste. Time is the most precious thing we have right after our health. Which reminds me that I should point out 3 important things. Warm up before this or any other workout, focus on proper form during each exercise, and do a light stretch after your workout. Spend 10 minutes with your stretching after the workout. Hold each stretch for about 20 seconds and repeat 2 or 3 times. You can incorporate some dynamic stretching as well.
Have a great workout today,
Stand with your feet little bit wider then hip width apart and squat down like you are standing on a snowboard. Touch the ground with your front hand. Notice that my feet are not in a straight line. Your knees shouldn’t reach over your toes. Keep your back straight and chest up.
Jump up and turn around so that you face the opposite direction. The leg that was in front is now the back leg. Touch the ground in front of your front foot as soon as you land. Land softly – on the balls of your feet. This counts as 1 rep. Complete 15 reps.
V – Crunch
Sit on your mat in the V position with your legs extended and off of the ground. Your arms are open. This exercise requires a lot of core strength so make sure that you are tensing your muscles in the core area.
Bring your knees towards your chest and give them hug with your arms. This counts as one rep. Complete 15 reps.