Wanna jumpstart your year in a sweat-filled way?? How about with 365 reps? So I finally did my first workout of the year last night and guess what? I did it at home - with Aaron! Go figure! (So unlike us!) He got held up at work and we couldn't make it to CrossFit as planned, but we knew we needed to do something as we haven't workout out since before Christmas!! (Embarrassing but true!) I wrote up this workout earlier that day and figured it was the perfect opportunity to take it for a test drive! We did it and felt great afterwards! I think you'll like it too!
One of my resolutions is to post one workout per week, whether it's in the form photo demonstrations, video, or a graphic like this one!
As you can see, you don't need any equipment to do this workout, which is the beauty of it! This workout also packs a punch in a short period of time - it took me about 22 minutes to complete the entire thing.
Don't let the number of reps scare you -- there's a lot of variety to keep you preoccupied! And, it could have been worse... at my CrossFit box, the new year workout was 2,014 reps!!
Also, side note: the sit-ups take awhile! They get a little boring, and if you don't have a soft surface to sit on, you may rub your butt the wrong way! Consider swapping the sit-ups for crunches or some other abdominal exercise.
With the stairs, try to push yourself! I definitely didn't full-out sprint the entire time (I had to walk a few flights) but I tried to keep it moving! (I also found the stairs somewhat challenging coming off the air squats!)
And finally, make sure you remember to warmup! Our warmup was quick - we did some jumping jacks, high knees, air squats and stretching and I don't think we were fully ready when we started -- at least my body didn't feel ready! Don't make the same mistake!
As always, remember to be safe, too, please! Consult your physician if you're unsure whether you are able to perform these exercises.