W.O.W. #5 February 8, 2021
New All Body-Weight Work Out by Tricia
Tricia Weston, Heartline’s New England Territory Manager and an avid runner, marathoner and all-around fitness enthusiast, presents a simple but highly-effective, all body weight (no equipment needed) workout suited for newbies all the way to fitness fanatics.
As you review the actual exercises that make up the work out, if you’re not really sure what a ‘dynamic lunge’ or other terms mean, do a quick search on YouTube. As always, be sure you’re viewing a video from someone with professional credentials.
All of these movements are done without equipment. Once you work up to it, see below for how to add dumbbells to this routine. Or don’t. This is a terrific fitness routine just as it is. Try it; you’ll see.
WARMUP Perform this set of exercises 2 times
Jumping Jacks 60 seconds
Inchworm 10 reps
Arm Circles 30 sec.
MAIN WORK OUT Perform this set 3 times
Mountain Climber 40 reps
Leg Curl 12 reps
Lunge & Push 20 reps each leg
Dynamic Lunge 30 sec.
REST 90 sec.
REPEAT (w/ Rest)
REPEAT (3rd time)
That’s it! Let us know what you think of this workout. And look for next week’s on the website heartlinefitness.com in the Insights section (out blog).
Adding Weights to This Routine
If and when you’re ready for it, you can use dumbbells while doing this same routine. But it is very important that you are careful adding the weights to your movements. Here are some YouTube videos showing proper use of dumbbells But, again, weights are entirely optional and not needed for you to get a great workout with this routine.
*The exercises and progressions presented in this feature are intended for educational purposes. Always consult your healthcare practitioner before participating in exercises or activities that are contraindicated or more advanced than you are accustomed to. Discontinue exercise if you experience chest pain or discomfort, shortness of breath, dizziness, or unusual pain or fatigue.