GIRL TALK

Workouts Without The Gym

I’ve been asked over and over again, how in the heck I fit a great workout in with about a half hour or less of time without going to the gym? Or sometimes I hear “this week I just don’t have the time to go to the gym, but I want to continue an exercise routine! HELP ME!”

Inspiration at its best

Inspiration at its best

Burning calories doesn’t take a gym full of equipment or a dozen different exercises targeting every single body part. By using a combination of moves, you can tone and strengthen both your upper and lower body at the same time. The best part: You burn a lot more calories working your whole body than specific muscle groups!

Here’s the catch my lovely ladies, you gotta work at it. There aren’t any shortcuts.  Below are three suggestions you can do in your office or anywhere you have space. Do this entire sequence, back-to-back, two to three times without stopping. You can incorporate this into your regular workout program when you do have the time OR simply burn it out, and burn it out good when you’re short on time. Aim to do this routine two to three times a week for the best results.  Do them alone or with your daily workouts and you’ll see the results.

Mountain Climbers

Mountain climbers

Mountain climbers

This total-body cardio move works your upper body, legs and core.
—Start in plank pose.
—Step your left foot under your chest—like you’re preparing to sprint.
—Keeping your hands firmly on the ground and your abdominal muscles engaged, jump to switch leg positions. It’s like you’re running in place.
—Start with 30 seconds and work up to a minute.

Moving on Without Stopping

Pike Push-Ups

pike push up

pike push up

This ramped-up push-up puts emphasis on your shoulders as well as your chest and core.
—Begin in a push-up position with hands wide.
—Lift up your hips and step both feet forward so you form an upside down “V.” Rise up onto your toes.—Slowly, lower your head towards the ground by bending your elbows. You should be looking behind you, through your legs, not at the ground.
—Push back up. Do 10 or as many as you can.

Moving on Without Stopping

Shuffle Drop

shuffle drop push up

shuffle drop push up

This requires fast foot work and upper body strength.
—Get into a sports stance, feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, knees and arms bent.
—“Shuffle” your feet back and forth as fast as you can for 5 seconds and then quickly drop into a push-up position.
—Do a push-up and jump up to starting position.
—Do these for one minute, take a break and then repeat.

NOW DO IT ALL AGAIN X 2

Take it slow and work up to Wonder Women and you’ll be amazed that with some determination and dedication how fast you’ll move up the ladder!

Turn It On and Look Fab,

Juetta West

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