Today, I’ve got a Total Body Blast for you to activate your overall strength!
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For this workout you’ll want to have some weighted objects like dumbbells or water bottles handy – anything to add resistance to help strengthen your muscle tissue.
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Total Body BlastClick to expand and see all workout move descriptions
Equipment: weighted objects, elevated surface
Format: Complete each set for 3 rounds for time/reps.
Walking Plank (0:30)
- Begin in a tall plank position with shoulders stacked over your wrists, core braced, neutral gaze (not looking up or down) and a flat back.
- Being mindful of maintaining a flat back and reducing the shifting of your pelvis, lower your left elbow down to the mat, followed by your right so that you end in an elbow plank position.
- Plant your right palm back on the mat, followed by your left palm; you are now back in your tall plank position.
- Continue this sequence, alternating which side lowers and lifts first, continuing to check in on a braced core, neutral gaze, and flat back throughout this exercise.
- MOD: Perform this either with your knees down on the mat or with your hands on an elevated surface.
2 Way Curls (8-12)
- Begin standing with weighted objects in both hands and palms facing forward at your thighs.
- With a braced core and shoulders back and down (as if they were against a wall), bend at the elbows to curl the weights up to shoulder height.
- With control, lower the weights to the starting position.
- Rotate at the shoulders so that your palms are now facing out, right and left, and curl the weights up to shoulder height.
- Lower the weights with control to starting position. Be mindful that you’re keeping your elbows in at your ribcage for the duration of the curls.
- Repeat sequence for your max reps.
Sumo Squat In and Out Jump (0:30)
- Begin by standing tall in a wide stance and core braced.
- Bend your legs with your knees tracking in line with your toes for a sumo squat, being mindful of keeping your chest elevated.
- Drive through your heels to propel yourself up, bringing your legs together midair so that you momentarily land in a standing position with feet close together.
- Immediately hop your legs back to a sumo position and squat your hips back.
- Repeat for allotted time.
- MOD: Make this low impact by removing the jump and stepping your feet together instead.
Step Ups (8-12 each side)
- Begin by standing tall in front of your elevated surface with your core braced and a weighted object in each hand.
- Plant your right foot on the elevated surface and, keeping your weight in your heel and your chest upright, drive through your right foot to stand fully on your right foot. Be mindful that your right knee is tracking in line with your toes.
- With control and keeping your weight in your right heel, slowly lower yourself back down, planting your left foot, then your right.
- Switch sides and continue alternating sides for your max reps.
- MOD: Remove the weighted objects and complete this exercise with bodyweight only.
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Push Ups (8-12)
- Begin in a tall plank position with shoulders stacked over wrists, braced core, back flat and neutral gaze (not looking up or down).
- Bend your arms and lower yourself toward the mat for a push-up while keeping your shoulders away from your ears. Be mindful that your hips and torso are moving in one line.
- Maintaining a braced core and flat back, push yourself back up to the starting position.
- Repeat for your max reps.
- MOD: Drop your knees to the mat or perform this move in an elevated position with your hands on an elevated surface like a couch/ottoman/bench.
Reverse Flyes (8-12)
- Stand with your core braced, chest up, shoulders back and down (as if they were against a wall), and weighted objects in both hands.
- Hinge forward at the hips at a 45 degree angle with your body, and engage between your shoulders, so they’re not rounding forward. Allow your dumbbells to hang beneath your chest and keep your head and neck in a neutral position.
- Using the muscles between your shoulder blades, lift both arms out to the side leading with your shoulders and elbows rather than your wrists. It’s natural to have a slight bend in the elbows.
- With control, Return to the start position and repeat for your max reps.
KANG Squat to Back Pull Row (8-12)
- Begin by standing with your feet hip-width distance, holding a weighted object in each hand, your core braced and shoulders back and down (as if they were against a wall).
- Bend your knees in line with your toes, sending your hips back to come into a squat.
- Drive through the heels to straighten your legs, maintaining a flat back and hinge in the hips, as you touch the weighted objects to your shins with your palms facing your body.
- Draw your elbows out and back for a pullback row, squeezing between the shoulder blades.
- Being mindful of not rounding in the shoulders, lower the weights with control close to your shins and drive through the heels, squeezing the glutes with a braced core, to come back up to standing.
- Repeat sequence for your max reps.
Split Squat Jump (0:30)
- Begin in a forward lunge position with your knees bent and aligned over your ankles, back knee hovering off of the mat, chest upright and core braced.
- With your weight primarily in your front foot and your knees tracking your toes, jump up and switch your front and back legs, landing lightly back in a lunge position.
- Continue alternating sides for allotted time.
- MOD: Perform alternating reverse lunges to make this low impact and/or hold onto the wall or back of a chair for help with balance.
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