Is your current workout routine getting a little stale? Variety is not only the spice of life but it’s also what helps to keep challenging (and changing) your body too! If you haven’t mixed things up in awhile, consider adding these 5, fresh workouts (BONUS – they’re all available FREE on YouTube!) to your schedule:
#1: 30-Minute Cardio Kickboxing Abs
What It Is: This cardio kickboxing abs routine is the best way to mix up your abs routine and give unwanted belly fat a one-two punch (don’t forget to pair it with a healthy diet for best results)!
Why You Need It: Let’s face it, crunches aren’t the most effective and those plank challenges are super boring (and they can really cause poor form). This multi-tasking routine saves you time and maximizes your calorie burn by combining your cardio and core work into a single workout (plus, it’s kind of fun too!).
#2: Met Con 5
What It Is: A metabolic conditioning circuit that’s designed to burn fat and build strength at the same time with just 5 multi-muscle, heart pumping moves (along with some targeted, bodyweight only core conditioning at the end).
Why You Need It: If you are tight on time but still need to squeeze in a good, sweaty strength session – this is it! These total body exercises will not work every muscle in your body, they’ll keep your heart rate up too for a bigger calorie burn for one seriously efficient 30 minute workout.
#3: 60-Minute Pilates and Yoga Fusion Flow
What It Is: A flowing blend of Pilates and Yoga moves designed to keep your heart rate more elevated than more traditional mat practices without losing the mind/body benefits of both styles.
Why You Need It: Try this one in between a cardio or strength training day to provide a beneficial, lower intensity session that still adds variety along with additional core strength development. You’ll feel pleasantly worked yet full of energy for your next tough training day.
#4: 45-Minute Cardio Ball Ballet
What It Is: A fun, invigorating (and surprisingly challenging!) barefoot cardio workout that’s a welcome change from the treadmill.
Why You Need It: If you’ve started to dread your cardio sessions, or think you can’t get in a great calorie burner without killing yourself with HIIT, give this one a try. You might just start to look forward to your workouts again.
#5: 20-Minute Recovery Day Routine
What It Is: A flowing, feel good session that’s designed to get your blood flowing and gently work out stiff, sore muscles.
Why You Need It: Being sore from a great workout is normal, and rest is needed to help build strength, but lying on the couch all day on your rest day never helped anyone get more fit! Stay in motion on your day off without overdoing it with this gentle recovery day routine.
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Did you try any of the workouts? Let me know in the comments below!