Posts Tagged ‘Burpee

Exercise of the Week: Build a circuit

- September 30th, 2011
Photo by Allison Cordner

Carrie Campbell (Photo by Allison Cordner)

(Note: Today’s special guest post — featuring a video — is by uber-fit Montreal mother of two Carrie Campbell. The five-foot-two yummy mummy is sharing her fitness expertise with Keeping Fit blog readers via regular contributions.)

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Exercise of the Week: Build a circuit

The last four weeks I have been delivering you “Exercise of the Week” videos to give you a list of go-to moves that you can throw into any workout. This week I am giving you the complete workout. Watch this video to see how to go about building a circuit of exercises that is optimal for fat burning as well as strength development.

Using the last four exercises, push-up, Bulgarian spilt squat, burpee and plank, I put together a circuit that is as easy as 1-2-3. Execute them one after the other for a duration of 30 seconds each, resting for one minute at the end of each round. Complete for a total of 20 minutes.

This interval workout will make you sweat and is effective for everybody given that you can modify all the exercises.

Yes, it is that simple!

Stay Sexy,

C2

“How Does She Do It Mom”

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Exercise of the Week: Burpee

- September 16th, 2011
Photo by Alison Cordner

Carrie Campbell (Photo by Allison Cordner)

(Note: Today’s special guest post — featuring a video — is by uber-fit Montreal mother of two Carrie Campbell. The five-foot-two yummy mummy is sharing her fitness expertise with Keeping Fit blog readers via regular contributions.)

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Exercise of the Week: Burpee

If you played high school sports, you know the dreaded “Burpee” well. The one that your coach used to make you do repeatedly for warm-ups. As much as it tends to be loathed by most, believe me when I tell you that you can actually grow to love this exercise.
In short bursts it is one of the most effective interval workouts you can get. Cardiovascular and strength components are both challenged doing this one-move wonder.

Throw in a set of 15-25 at the end of a strength workout for an extra metabolic kick or build a 10-minute interval workout by doing 10 sets, working for 30 seconds and resting for 30 seconds. Anyway you do it … these are going to make you sweat.

Execution Points:

• Modify this exercise to make it fit your level of fitness … there is no use risking potential injury.

• Maintain a tight core on the down phase (no dropping of lower back).

• Do them for as long or as many reps as possible and aim to increase each workout.

Burpees truly are a love hate relationship but you will without question Love what they do for your body.

Remember … “Keep It Simple” — don’t over-complicate, just move.

Stay Sexy,

C2

“How Does She Do It Mom”

Find my website at: HowDoesSheDoItMom or MomFitnessMakeover

Find me on Facebook at: Carrie Campbell

Find me on Twitter at: @HDSDIMOM