and shaping up in a jiffy.
You don’t need any special equipment, can do it inside or outside, solo or with
your sweeties. Turn on some inspiring tunes and get movin’, you green goddess,
This Earth Day-inspired circuit will have you greening up
Earth: Drop ‘n’ give me 20!
Start crouching on the ground, hands on the floor beneath
your shoulders and your feet a hip’s with apart. Walk your feet back until
you’re in plank position. Bend your arms and complete a slow push up. When you
come back up into plank, walk your feet forward until they are directly in
front of your chest. Then…
Air: Frog jump
Leap as high as you can, straight off the ground from your
crouching position. Stand tall when you hit the ground and bust out five quick
jumping jacks, reaching high into the air on every count. Then…
Bolt for the stairs, a lap around your house or the
backyard. Sprint as quickly (and safely) as you can, breathing in through your
nose and out through your mouth. Keep your knees high. Once you return to your
Reach down with your arms toward your toes. Stretch for ten
seconds, then slowly bend your knees, place your hands flat on the floor and
walk your feet back. Drop down to lay flat on your stomach, lift your head and
your feet off the ground and raise your arms so that they are directly in front
of you. Now alternating raising your left arm and right leg, then your right
arm and left leg, in quick succession for 10 reps. When you’re finished, drop
your limbs back to the ground, push yourself up to plank position and start
from the beginning.
Continue the circuit for ten minutes at first, lengthening
the time by two minutes every session. This makes a great total body-toning
addition to your normal cardio routine. Add it in three or four times a week to
see results in your arms, tummy and thighs.
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 4/19/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN workouts, best-ever arm workouts, lean leg workouts, circuit workouts, 30 days to a bikini bod, earth day