All Body Workout
This is a simple workout that doesn't require equipment, so you can do it anywhere! You can choose the low impact versions of the exercises or you can ramp it up to a more demanding session by doing the higer impact version of the exercise!
star jumps, push ups, high knees, sit ups, lunges, flutter kicks, squats, plank
Each exercise in the workout is completed in sequence for the given number of repetitions with minimal or no break between each exercise. At the end of the set of exercises, rest for 1-3 mins (depending on fitness level) and then complete another 2-4 rounds.
Let's break it down!
You can vary the intensity of this exercise in line with your fitness level. It is a good exercise for developing leg strength as well as a good cardio burn.
While push ups are generally used as a strength conditioning exercise for the chest and triceps, they are also a good calorie burning exercise since you use multiple muscles while performing them. Performing push ups regularly will also contribute to your core stability.
This is a good exercise for stretching out the hamstrings as well as a good cardio burn. You can also vary the intensity of this exercise in line with your fitness level.
Sit ups can help build your core and abdominal muscles. If you do have lower back issues, you could substitute for crunches or fit ball crunches.
Lunges are a great lower body workout. If you find that you are getting knee pain when performing lunges, it could be because you are not performing them correctly.
Flutter kicks focus on working your lower abs but you will also get a good workout through the hip flexors.
For a great exercise that you can do anywhere that really gets in and burns calories, you can't go past the squat! It uses one of your largest muscle groups, the quadriceps, which need lots of oxygen during the exercise so it really gets the heart pumping which burns those calories!
The plank is a great core strengthening exercise but also engages your lower back, hips and arms!