Can’t wait for the
premiere of Breaking Dawn - Part 2?
Neither can we! Work off your nervous energy as you countdown to your midnight
showing with a battle-ready workout that’ll have ya ready to take to the field
in defense of little Renesmee.
Jump on it
Pump up your cardio by grabbing a jump rope and getting down
to business with an old-school boxing exercise, jumping rope. No skipping or
bouncing on the balls of your feet allowed! Jump as fast as you can as cleanly
as you can for 60 seconds. Rest for 30, then jump for 2 minutes. Rest for 30
seconds, then jump for 2:30. Continue, increasing your jump rope time by 30
second intervals, until you hit 5 minutes.
The old one-two
Drop your jump rope and grab two water bottles, holding one
in each fist. Spread your feet about a foot and a half apart and bounce lightly
on your toes, boxer-style. Keeping your joints loose, punch one fist forward,
then the other. The movement forward should be quick, but draw your arm back to
your sides in a slow, controlled manner. Feel the burn? Keep going! Do 20 reps
on each side.
Get ready to march into battle by firming up your booty.
Lunge your way around your house. Start by standing tall, arms at your sides.
Take a big step forward with your left leg and bend your front and back knees
so that they form 90-degree angles. Step your right leg forward and return to
standing. Then, step forward with your right leg, repeating the same movement.
Continue for five minutes.
Stand with your feet spread, your right foot angled slightly
away from your body. Bring your hands to your chest, round your back slightly,
and kick your left leg up and out, kick-boxer style. Squeeze your glutes as you
kick. Use your abs to keep your leg stretched out into the air for five
seconds, then slowly pull it back in. Rest for five seconds, then kick again.
Repeat 10 times, then switch sides. Remember, go slow: you’re aiming for
control, not speed.
Celebrate the Cullens triumphant victory over the Volturi by
executing this “V” frog jump. Crouch down on the ground, feet spread shoulder-distance
apart. In one quick movement, spring upward into the air, arms spread in a “V”
shape. Pull your knees up to your chest and then land lightly back into your
crouch. Repeat 10 times.
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 11/14/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN Twilight, Breaking Dawn, fun stuff, workouts, best-ever arm workouts, your best booty workouts, circuit workouts, boredom buster