Shewee! Sometimes this is the kind of workout I need. I’m not one for rushing my workouts to this extent too often. Generally speaking, I like to take my time, focus on good form and enjoy the workouts I do. But I wanted to fit this quick, high intensity workout in during a break from work and it definitely pushed me! I don’t do AMRAP workouts often but this was a welcome change.
So, what is it?!
8 Minute AMRAP
10 Thrusters (I used 20 lb dumbbells, use what you can control and maintain good form)
This is one round of the workout I completed.
This is a very high intensity workout that will work your cardiovascular system and muscular endurance. Therefore, REST as you need to. With an AMRAP workout, you are trying to get in as many rounds/reps as you can in a certain amount of time so you are going to want to try and push yourself. However, always listen to your body and take a few seconds of rest if you need.
Following along with my recent theme, 15 minute workouts, here is my workout from yesterday! I included a video of the exercises that I did. Ignore the faces I make 😛 This workout is quick and great to fit in mid-day if you need a break and a burst of energy.
15 Minute Circuit: 3 rounds
40 Mountain Climbers
30 Dumbbell upper cuts
20 Star crunches
Check out the video to see correct form for each exercise!
Remember, you don’t need to spend hours in a gym to get in a good workout. Challenge yourself with shorter rest periods, heavier weights or increasing repetitions. However, always remember to take rest breaks as necessary and listen to what your body is telling you. The key, though, to any great workout routine is staying consistent!
Full Body, No Equipment Needed Quick Circuit Workout
Do you ever find yourself stuck in a hotel room, out of town visiting friends or trapped inside with no access to workout equipment or a gym? We’ve all been there at one time or another but don’t let that keep you from getting in a workout! Here is a quick circuit workout you can do anywhere, no excuses 😉 Give it a try!
Circuit (10 Rounds, as fast as possible)
This is as simplified as they get, but don’t be fooled…it will get your heart rate up! Try doing this circuit as fast as possible and challenge yourself by cutting down on the rest period. As always, though, if you need to take time to rest, do it! Listen to your body and what it is telling you.
Record your time, try it again at a later date and aim to do it more quickly!