Looking for a fast and super effective workout. Try this circuit out. You can do it alone for a quick full body workout, or add it to your shoulder workout for even more awesome muscle burning fun!
10 Mountain Climbers
10 Single Arm Press (one arm only)
1 Minute of Clean, Squat, Press
Repeat doing the other arm (single arm press)
X 3 (6 rounds total)
Rest only after one full round (after completing one round on each side). Rest for no longer than 60 seconds.
This is one of 4 workouts we did on LiveXFit, Episode 27. Come join us on LiveXFit cross training show on www.LiveExercise.com for more great workouts!!
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As many of you probably already know, I picking workouts based on some of YOUR suggestions. Each week I choose a new person to create a workout for. CLICK HERE to submit your ideas.
This week I chose the CleanEatingTeen, Natalie Wester. She wrote: “I usually do not have access to a gym so I work out at home. I LOVE using DUMBBELLS and BODYWEIGHT! My favorite types of workouts are those lasting about 45 minuets, are super challenging, specialized to gain muscular strength and tone, and incorporates bursts of HIIT of Plyometrics. I love a good sweat session, and that great feeling of afterburn. “
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The Wester Workout
Natalie, here is a full body dumbbell workout designed to be done at a high intensity, and at fast pace, to burn fat while sculpting muscle. Click on the links to view video demonstrations if needed. Do the following exercises for 45 seconds ON, and 15 seconds OFF (rest).
Dumbbell Sumo Squat (heavy)
Dumbbell Push-press (heavy)
Dumbbell Alternating Reverse Lunge (moderate)
Dumbbell Snatch* (moderate)
Dumbbell Crunch And Punch (light)
Dumbbell Incline Chest Press (moderate)
Dumbbell Bent Over Row (moderate)
Repeat 4 Times. Rest no more than 60 seconds between each round.
*Switch arms each round when doing the snatches.
Air Squats can ramp up any workout. In this workout, you can see we alternated air squats with standard body sculpting movements. The result: One tough fat-melting, calorie-burning, muscle-toning workout! Check it out…
Air Squat Workout
Here is the written workout below, with links to video instruction for each workout. Below are tips on how to do a proper air squat. KILL IT!
- Air Squats
- Barbell Biceps Curl
- Air Squats
- Dumbbell Shoulder Press
or Push-press (if weight is heavy)
- Air Squats
- Weighted Plate Crunch
4 Rounds for Time
(timing the exercise ads intensity)
10 Common Mistakes For Air Squats:
1. Knees go over toes
2. Butt is tucked under – dropping down, not sitting back
3. Shoulders are rounded
4. Back is rounded
5. Body leans forward, bending at the hips
6. Head is down, instead of looking straight ahead
7. Weight is on the balls of the feet
8. Heels lift up as the body lowers into the deepest position
9. Squat is too shallow
10. Exercise is done too slow
7 tips to doing a great air squat:
- Each squat is nice and deep, with your butt dropping below the knees
- Hips stay open, body stays vertical (not bending at the hips)
- Butt sits backward, back is straight, shoulders are rolled back (not rounded forward)
- If you lean forward, or posture struggles, raise hands overhead to improve form
- Knees are not over the toes. If they are, use a chair to reference where your bottom “sits”. Your bottom should not sit down, but sit back as you lower, as if sitting or touching a chair. Stretch arms forward to help balance issues.
- Weight remains on the heels and not on the toes (Test: can you tap your toes while in the down position?) If you struggle with this. Squat down all the way down, like a baby on the beach playing in the sand). Settle in and stay there until you can shift your weight on your heels, open your hips, spread your knees out and get the feeling of where you need to be in that downward position. Once you feel this, and understand how to balance your weight in that position, you should be able to repeat it as you do the air squat.
- Pace is FAST and FLUID
Here is a fun video that shows the intensity, pace and form of an air squat.
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