Hi there. With the official start off summer just a week away, let’s get right into it with today’s workout, shall we?
This workout incorporates supersets, which is alternating back and forth between two different exercises that work either the same body part or opposing muscle groups for the desired number of reps and sets with no rest in between exercises. I love performing supersets for opposing muscle groups especially because it saves time spent in the gym, and because you’re not resting between sets, it allows you to keep the intensity (and thus, the calorie burn) high. Throw some quick bursts of cardio in there and you’ve got a great total-body workout.
Definitely consider adding this workout to your routine if you’re looking to mix things up and get super fit in time for bikinis and beach vacations!
Standard disclaimer: As always, please consult with your physician before attempting this, or any other exercise program. Remember to honor your body and any injuries or limitations that you may have, and to go at your own pace.
Warm-up: 3-5 minutes cardiovascular warm-up on the cardio machine of your choice, or performing movements like jumping jacks, high knees and jogging in place. Follow this with 1-2 sets of body weight exercises to prepare the body for the load-bearing exercises to come – think body weight squats, pushups, plank, lunges and glute bridges.
Workout: Perform 10-12 reps of each move below, immediately followed by the next exercise. Alternate between the two exercises for three sets total before moving on to the next superset. Choose a weight that is challenging – you should be able to execute the number of reps with good form, but it should feel heavy!
Cardio Burst: Perform one minute of Squat Jacks before moving on to the next superset!
Cardio Burst: Perform one minute of Burpees before moving on to the next superset!
Cardio Burst: Perform one minute of Plank Jacks before moving on to the next superset!