It’s that time again – and by that time I mean the last-few-weeks-to-get-in-amazing-shape-so-you-can-out-shine-all-of-your-friends-during-beach-season time! Stop cringing at the thought of trying on those new tasseled bikinis you’ve been eyeing at the mall and get moving! With this simple workout, you can get toned up while shedding some of the excess pounds that you put on (purely) for warmth this winter.
You’re “too busy”, you say? Well, that’s not an excuse when you use the 100 Workout – it takes less than 20 minutes to complete, and can be done in the comfort of your dorm room. Don’t be fooled, though – this workout is no simple task. According to the Washingtonian.com and Andrew Kubala, Fitness Director of Mint in DC, if the entire routine is completed properly, you can burn between 200 and 550 calories (depending on your build, the length of the workout, and the intensity in which you move). The 100 Workout is unique in that it combines several key areas of focus – core, lower body, endurance, and cardio. These are the perfect ingredients for a weight-loss sandwich with a side of toned-booty fries.
…Sorry. All this exercise talk is making me hungry – which is actually fine when I’m on the 100 Workout grind. There’s no need to eat less than usual with this routine, but that being said…making some healthy adjustments to your diet certainly can’t hurt.
Now, for the workout itself! I’m sure you’re wondering what kind of crazy yoga-stance-while-hopping-up-and-down-and-flexing moves this entails – but don’t you worry. The 100 Workout doesn’t include any strange maneuvers or anything more strenuous than what the average person is capable of. Start out with some jumping jacks to get your heart rate up, power through a set of crunches, feel the pain with a round of squats, and work that core with some leg lifts. At the end of your full count down, you’ll finish with a 10 minute run. If you’re working out inside, try running in place with extra high knees. Be sure to pace yourself and only do what you’re capable of during your first couple of days. Despite being a short workout, it can be very intense for those of you that are out of shape (you we know who we are).
Have you tried the 100 Workout? What else do you do to get in “beach body” shape? Let us know your results!
Written by Blogger, Sandy Gomez