Happy 2013! I figure since 90% of Americans resolve to lose weight and get in shape in the New Year, it’s only fitting to post a workout today. And, lucky for you all, I got a new torture device for Christmas—a power wheel!
This circuit workout takes 30 minutes. Set an interval timer for 6 rounds of 40 seconds of work and 20 seconds of rest. You’ll stay at each station (exercise) for 6 minutes before moving on to the next and resetting your interval timer. I found the power wheel station especially hard.
- Kettle Bell Swings: Start with kettle bell down between your legs and, using your arms as a pendulum, swing the bell to slightly above eye level by thrusting with your hips while keeping your core tight as you stand up straight. Swing back down and repeat. I use a 25-lb kettle bell.
- Power Wheel Tucks: Strap your feet onto the power wheel and start in a plank position. Bring your knees to your chest, rolling the wheel forward. Roll back out into plank position.
- Jump Rope: Self explanatory?
- Hindu Squats: A Hindu Squat can best be described as a fluid, deep squat in which you roll onto the balls of your feet as you come up. This is one squat variation where it’s okay for your knees to stick out farther than your toes, and they will when you’re at the deepest point of the squat. Keep feet shoulder-width apart and move your arms in a circular motion so that your fingertips brush the ground when you’re at your lowest.
- Russian Twists: Sit with legs elevated, leaning slightly backwards, and twist from right to left, bringing kettle bell from one side of your body to the other. I used a 20-lb bell.
I’m not going to lie…although I am posting a workout, I in no way, shape or form even remotely did anything that slightly resembles physical activity today. Too. Much. Champagne.