It’s about to get intense! Celeb trainer Clay Burwell from
High Performance NYC concocted this high-energy, martial-arts inspired workout
that’ll tone ya up all over. Repeat this circuit three times through, a couple
days a week. Cross-train on your off days to get fit even faster.
A resistance band makes this an awesome challenge (they’re
about 10 bucks at Target). Wrap your band around the base of something sturdy.
Get in a plank position, with your feet on the ground and elbows planted on the
floor, keeping your body stick-straight. Extend one arm and grab both handles
in one hand (flex your abs for balance). Bend your elbow and pull the handles
toward you, so your hand is almost in line with your shoulders. Slowly return
to start. Repeat for 10 reps and then work the other side.
Get in a fighting stance, with feet about hips-width apart
and one foot slightly in front of the other. Keep your abs tight and your fists
clenched. Bend your knees to get a bit of a bounce going and practice punching. Repeat
for 2-3 minutes in between each exercise.
Start with your hands stretched high over your hand. Reach
for the ground, keeping your legs as straight as possible. Place your palms on
the ground and walk your hands out as far as possible. You’ll hit push-up
position along the way, but aim to get your arms further out. Then, slowly walk
your legs up to your hands (you can bend your knees if you have to). Repeat
until you’ve “inched” about 40 feet.
Start in a pushup position. Lower your body down. Push
yourself up. Once you’ve completed the pushup, rotate your hips and torso to
one side, while reaching that arm high up into the air. Your feet will stack on
top of each other as you rotate. Slowly lower back to start, with both hands on
the ground, and repeat, opening up to opposite side. They’re tough—so do as
many as you can (it’s OK to start with 2-3).
Start with your feet hips-width apart and your left arm bent
and under your chin. Clench your left hand into a fist. With your right hand,
hold onto something sturdy (like a table). Slowly bend your torso to the right
and bend your left knee. Kick your left leg out, keeping your foot flexed.
Repeat 10 times on each side.
with your hands on your hips, with your feet hips-width apart. Bend your left
knee up, so your foot raises off the floor. Slowly lower down, bending deeply
on your right leg. Your left foot will touch down, slightly in front of your
right foot. Tighten your abs and keep your back straight. Repeat 5 times on
BY KATIE ABBONDANZA ON 8/15/2012 5:07:00 PM
POSTED IN workouts, circuit workouts, Rock try-outs