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No Equipment Upper Body & Core Workout [Workout Wednesday]

The 6 bodyweight exercises we are doing today can be done anywhere. They will work your biceps, triceps and shoulders while strengthening your core. The best part? There is no equipment needed!
This week’s video is a MUST watch because I have a special guest. There are some funny bloopers at the end too. If you have a pet and have ever tried to workout while they are around, you know the struggle is real! πŸ™‚ 

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Core work is important no matter your fitness level. Core exercises are not just about building a six pack. The core helps stabilize your entire body and when our core is strong, the other muscles in our body can move more effectively and do the work they were meant to do. Many of the exercises in today’s workout are compound exercises meaning more than one muscle is engaged during the exercise. Be sure to engage the core (pull belly button into the spine) to get the maximum results from these exercises. 

The Workout:

  1. tricep push ups x 10
  2. side to side push ups x 10
  3. dolphins x 10
  4. plank up downs x 10
  5. tricep dips with toe touch x 10
  6. shimmies x 20
    Try the workout with me in the video above! 

Thanks so much for joining me today! Next week I am going to bring you a workout that is all about abs with a fun October twist. Maybe I’ll even throw in a bonus plyometric workout too… I haven’t decided yet. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on next week’s workout! 

XOXO
Stay Sweaty!
Sarah

15 minute HIIT [Workout Wednesday]

Happy workout Wednesday! Today we are gonna be “hittin’ it” with this quick 15 minute workout! 

This video is part of my 1 year blog-iversary celebration! This was one of the most popular workouts from last year. It’s definitely not the best video I have ever made, but I promise you it’s an awesome workout! MEXICO

Below the video I have some F.A.Q.s about HIIT workouts. The cool thing is they can be modified for any fitness level & you keep burning calories even after the workout is over! 

HIIT F.A.Q.

What does HIIT stand for?
High Intensity Interval Training. I explain it a little bit more in the video below.

I can’t do high impact workouts, can I still do a HIIT?
HIITs are high intensity, but that does not mean they have to high impact. There are both high impact and low impact HIIT workouts and both have the same results. The moves in this particular workout are mostly LOW impact, but NOT low intensity.

I’m just starting my fitness journey, are HIITs for intermediate to advanced fitness levels only?
No! HIIT workouts can be done at any fitness level. That is the beauty of HIIT workouts, you push yourself and workout at 110% for YOU. So my intensity may be higher or lower than yours. 

Why are HIITs more effective than other workouts?
First of all, HIIT workouts only work the way they were designed if you give it 110% in the workout periods. No slacking off! It’s a short interval of time. You must get your heart rate up so give it all you’ve got & enjoy the rest time. Because you are increasing your heart rate and getting out of breath, you are working in an anaerobic state, so you will continue to burn calories all day at a higher rate even after the workout is over!! (sign me up!) πŸ˜€

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 Tomorrow I am going to be sharing some DELICIOUS recipes and you will have a chance to enter to win an ENTIRE MONTH of free yogurt from Siggi’s! 

XOXO 
Stay Sweaty!
Sarah

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Full Body Interval Workout #2 [Workout Wednesday]

Happy hump day!!! This week I have another interval workout for you. It builds on last week’s workout so you can use each one separately or combine them for a super sweaty full body workout! Ok, let’s get sweaty!!!workout_wednesday interval workoutThis is designed to be a workout you can do anywhere! Try it in your living room, outside in a park while your kids are playing, or even on vacation. You don’t need any equipment! You could use a yoga mat if you had one available but it is not necessary. 

The 5 moves in this workout are:

  • 5- 10 decline push ups
  • 20 skater lunges
  • 10 side plan crunches
  • 10 box jumps or jump squats
  • 10 walking lunges
    Repeat 3 times. 

Be sure to try this interval workout either with me in the video or on your own. I guarantee you will feel great afterwards. Maybe a little sore, but the endorphin rush will feel great! 

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XOXO
Stay Sweaty!!!
Sarah