Good morning and happy Saturday to you all. What's everyone have in store for the weekend? How are you staying active? I'm off to teach an upper body strength training class this morning, and then I'm headed to Albany for a lake house picnic, some celebrations, and hopefully some relaxation, both mentally and physically. Before I head off, I wanted to give you guys a quick AMRAP workout to wake yourself up this morning and get pumped for the weekend. Ready?!
5-Minute Total Body AMRAP Workout
Set your timer for 5 minutes and get through as many rounds of the following exercises as you can. Ready? Go!
5 Push Ups - you know these. Feel free to drop to your knees if you need to, especially toward the end of the AMRAP.
10 Jump Lunges - start in a lunge position and propel yourself up into the air, switching legs mid-jump, and land back down in a lunge on the opposite side you started on. Keep alternating jumps for 10 reps.
10 Tricep Push Ups (each side) - lie on your side, with your bottom arm crossed over your chest, and top arm over it with the hand placed on the floor. Use that arm to push your upper body off the floor. Try to get that arm as straight as you can (pushing all the way up). Do 10 on one arm, then switch.
10 Supine Leg Circles - lie on your back, legs out straight and feet hovering slightly above the floor. Keeping your legs straight and feet together, make small a small circle clockwise, then counter clockwise. Keep alternating directions for 10 circles total. Trainer Tip: if your lower back gives you trouble, try placing your hands underneath it for support.
5 Plyo Squats - start in a squat position as low as you can get, arms bent as if in a prayer position. From here, propel yourself up into the air, swinging your arms down by your sides as you jump. As you land back down, immediately lower yourself back down into a squat. Remember, be light on your feet and keep the motion fluid. Continue for 5 reps. Trainer Tip: to decrease the intensity, simply squat in place without the jumps.
Keep going for 5 minutes total - see how many rounds you can do!!
Readers: chat with me! Do you like AMRAP workouts? What are your favorite exercises to include? What's everyone up to today? Hope you have a great weekend!