Holy Ow

So even though I have been working really hard to change up my work outs every day, they still have the same order. Cardio for what seems like ever, and then legs, arms, or abs circuits after I stretch. While looking for different workouts I have seen a couple cardio work outs that incorporate abs, arms, and legs but I have always been too scared to do them. That is some serious stuff, but I decided why not just give it a little try?

This workout I found was pretty intense and hard for me. But it did make me feel great after! It is much harder to do burpees when you are out of breath from sprints on the treadmill. I’m sure I’ll be wicked sore tomorrow, and am starting to have a pain in my knee so hopefully that goes away!

Try it out, work up to finishing it if you can’t the first time you try it!Image

I got this work out from highheeledrunner.com her workouts are awesome definitely check them out!

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Tabata Bosu Ball Workout

Imageata,I finally got a new pair of kicks today! Nothing fires up a workout like new workout gear! Today I did a workout that I will definitely be feeling in the morning (I already feel now). 

I started with running for 20 minutes on a speed of 7.5, to really maximize this workout I would try sprinting for at 8.5 for 30 seconds and  jogging at 7.5 for 30 seconds for 20 minutes (still recovering from my trip to Colorado so no sprints for me today!). Then I did an awesome tabata interval. This tabata incorporates a bosu ball in almost every move for balance! Tabata is 20 seconds high intensity and 10 seconds off. This specific tabata has 8 reps per move, three different moves in each set, with three rounds.

You will need:

Bosu ball

Light weight or ball

medicine ball

Weights for biceps

 

First Round

Twisting squats on bosu 

Flip the bosu so you are standing on the round part. Squat down and holding a medicine ball, twist left then front, then to the right, keep repeating. Make sure your eyes are following the ball so you get a full twist in that incorporates your abs!Make sure your squat stays low! Do this for 20 seconds, rest for 10. Do this 8 times

Tricep dips 

Put your hands on the bosu ball, and extend your legs out infront of you sitting on the bosu ball. Then hover over the ball and do a tricep dip, but every time you dip kick one foot in the air, and keeo alternating. Do this for 20 seconds, rest for 10. Do this move 8 times 

Figure 8 Abs

Balance on your tail bone and use a very light weight or ball. Pass this ball or weight in a figure 8 motion in between your legs while switching legs up and down  (like leg jacks)

 

Round 2 

Power squats

Using the round side of the bosu ball place one foot on top of the ball and the other on the ground next to it. Squat down and then come back up but jump up when you come up. Do the first 4 sets with one leg, and the last 4 on the other leg.

Pushups

20 seconds on, 10 off 8 times.

V-ups

Lay down, bring legs and arms together like a v. 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off . 8 times. 

 

Round 3

Lunges on to step

Using about a 2 foot step, put left foot on the step. Put a weight in the right hand (I used 10 lbs.) Lunge down and when you come up power the right leg off the ground and bring to a high knee.Do this four times on the left leg, and then four on the right.

Bicep curls

Planks on bosu 

Balance forearms on the bosu for 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off. Do this four times, then flip the ball over so the flat side is facing up. Place hands on outer edges of the ball and do a straight arm plank. Do this four times.

 

Happy workout!