Wednesday Workout: 12 Minute Count Down AMRAP Workout

Good morning! As much as I think 70* weather in early March is totally wack, I am pretty excited to hopefully run outside today!

If you’re planning on working out inside today, though, maybe you’ll want to give this a try. I had my fitties do this for the second half of my sweat-KICK class last week and everyone had positive things to say about it afterwards (even though I did get some serious glares while they were doing it 😉 ) so I figured it was worth sharing. Plus, I am ALL about short, but effective butt kicking workouts these days and this workout fits the bill for both!

All you need is a set of dumbbells- easy enough, right? And, if you’re looking for a longer workout, by all means set your timer for 15 or 20 minutes.

12 Minute Count Down AMRAP Workout

I think everything should be pretty straight forward, but please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions.

I hope you have a great day- get sweaty!

Questions for you: Do you take advantage of the nice weather by taking your workouts outside? What’s on your workout agenda today?

Wednesday Workout: 20 Minute Count Down Body Weight Workout

Since I know December is a busy month for most people, I’ve decided to keep my Wednesday workouts for you on the shorter side. But, don’t be fooled- just because they’re short doesn’t mean they are not effective and it certainly doesn’t mean they won’t be challenging 😉

I did this one last week as part of my Happy, Healthy, Fit Challenge, since the challenge required a body weight workout. I love body weight workouts for many reasons:

  • they can be done anywhere
  • you don’t need equipment
  • they’re effective
  • you can make standard moves more difficult by changing things up
  • you can choose the format you want to use

…the list goes on and on.

For this particular workout, I changed it up and did a format that I don’t generally do: count down. I often get bored with workouts that repeat the same handful of moves throughout, but lately I’ve actually been enjoying those, so that’s where the idea for this one came. I picked some good moves that worked all the key areas: upper body, lower body, cardio and core. You’ll start with 10 reps of each exercise, then do 9, then 8 and so on. When you get down to 1 rep, do 10 instead of 1… that was the killer round!

20 minute count down workout

A member was early for my class so I asked if he wanted to join… we were both dripping by the end of it! And the best part was that the whole thing took less than 20 minutes. Have fun!

Questions for you: Do you like count down workouts? Do you like body weight workouts?