Quick Cardio Burnout Workout

This cardio burnout workout is perfect to add to the end of any workout to really spike your heart rate and burn some extra calories!

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Quick Cardio Burnout Workout

Not every workout is going to be the best workout you’ve ever had. Sometimes the style of workout leaves you a little bored, you’re just not “feeling it”, or you finish your planned workout and realize you could handle a little bit more. In those situations, I like to add a quick burnout or finisher to the end of my workout. A burnout does just what the name describes — it burns you out and finishes you off! A burnout can be designed based on the muscle group you’ve trained, or it can simply spike your heart and help you burn a few more calories.

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20-Minute Upper Body AMRAP Workout

When you have less than 30 minutes to fit in a workout, this 20-minute upper body AMRAP will leave you dripping in sweat and out of excuses!

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Upper Body AMRAP Workout

Sometimes, even taking 30 minutes to fit in a workout seems impossible. I understand — I face that circumstance more often than I care to. However, working out makes me better in every way. I’m a better wife, daughter, dog mom :), and more productive overall. This Upper Body AMRAP Workout is the perfect option when I’m having “one of those days”…I just need some dumbbells and a timer, and suddenly my day is exponentially better.

Equipment Needed:
-Timer
-Dumbbells
-Mat (optional)

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Upper Body AMRAP Workout

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I consider this to be a “no excuses” type of workout. Twenty minutes is just the time frame I chose. You could make this workout 10 minutes, 15 minutes, even 30 minutes! Adjust the time limit, adjust the reps, and customize the workout to fit you and your schedule. If you try this workout, I’d love to know!

Question: How do you fit in fitness when you’re short on time?

Linking up today for Wild Workout Wednesday with Nicole, Annemarie, and Jen!

Tabata Inspired Memorial Day Workout!

Memorial Day Weekend is fast approaching. Here’s a quick total body, tabata inspired sweat sesh that will get you back to the party in 30 minutes!

I know — I said on Monday that I couldn’t believe we were in the last full week of May. But it’s true! Memorial Day is less than a week away and summer is creeping up quickly. In fact, many people consider Memorial Day to be the first celebration of summer. For me, it usually signifies the first of many quick, but effective workouts. You know the kind. The kind that will get you the most bang for your buck in a short amount of time so you can get back to celebrating, whether that means on the lake with a beer, or on the couch with a movie, simply enjoying a day off.

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I first learned about tabata aroooouuuund five years ago in my group fitness class hey day. The trainer mixed in intervals of strength and cardio to give a serious total body workout in a relatively short amount of time. I almost puked the first time I did it, so obviously it won me over. I have since learned that what I was doing was not “true tabata”, but I love the format all the same. When I want a workout that will leave me gassed in about half an hour, I reach into my bag of tricks and pull out what I call “tabata inspired”.

Equipment Needed:
-Timer
-Dumbbells
-Kettlebell
(optional — you could just use a DB for the swings!)
-Mat

Directions:
-Complete each exercise for 20 seconds and follow with 10 seconds rest
-Repeat each circuit four times before moving on to the next
-Rest 40 seconds between circuits
-Total workout time = ~34 minutes.

Tabata Inspired Memorial Day Workout

If you give this workout a shot, whether on Memorial Day or any other day, I’d love to hear how you liked it! There are many, many tabata timers and interval timers available to download to help save time in transitions. I use Seconds for any interval workout I complete. It’s a good one!

I’m linking up today for Wild Workout Wednesday (and this one definitely fits the bill!) with Nicole, Annemarie, and Jen!

If you are interested in more workouts, click –>HERE<– and get to sweating!

5 Minute Abs

Happy Friday, my friends! Today, I’m sharing another workout — this time an ab workout! I know everyone wants abs, myself included, but sometimes I forget that I have to train them. Weird? Yes, I know. Someone told me once, “If you’re training the rest of your body, you’re training your abs too.” That may be true, (I don’t know? Is it?) but for someone like me who struggles with “mind-body connection” isolating areas can be a good thing now and then.

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Plopping down on the floor to do a few crunches doesn’t burn a ton of calories, so if I decide to work my abs, it’s usually in conjunction with upper body and/or cardio. This workout is a great one to tack on to the end of a run if you want to do more, but not a lot more. 😉

Equipment:
-Timer
-Mat

If you have more time, repeat the workout!

5 Minute Abs

If you enjoyed this workout, check out more here!

Today, I’m linking this post up for Fit & Fashionable Friday with Nicole, as well as with Smidge of This, Carolina Charm, and Hello! Happiness for 5 on Friday.