Hello Fit Babes:
Sticking to a workout routine can really show results and push you in your fitness journey, but that can potentially get boring at times. That’s why it’s important to add in some intense, body shocking workouts. These will break your normal routine and work new muscle groups, which will hopefully show more results. I thought I could share a couple of my favorite intense workouts that I do when I really want to sweat. I also do these workouts when I feel bloated or sluggish, it really kicks my body back into gear. These are great to add to your routine, but they aren’t meant to be done everyday.
Intense Workout #1 | Hey Miss New Booty
You’ll need a gym with a stair master!
StairMaster: 15-20 minutes
3 to 5 minute warm up | Level: 8-10
3 to 5 sprints for 30 second each | Level: 20 or your personal max
*Break for 30 seconds to 1 minute between each. The sprints truly burn but you have to push through at least 3 to really reap the benefits of this exercise.
3 sets of kickbacks for 30 seconds | Level: 8
*This is a booty burner, simply kick each leg back and step on every other step.
3 sets of 30 second side climb | Level: 13
*Walking sideways on each side counts as one set.
You may also take breaks in between the other exercises, but I usually do a set of kickbacks combined with the sideways walking then take a small break. Do what’s best for your fitness level. I usually complete a few intense ab exercises after too!
Intense Workout #2 | The Girl Next Door
Utilize your neighborhood or local park for this one!
8-10 hill climbs | Try to do this pretty continuous
1 to 2 mile run/walk | Try to run for the whole 1st mile
10-15 stair sprints | Do five then take a 1 minute break, repeat until you reach 10 or 15
Workout #3 | Sweaty Yogi
Attend a hot yoga class!
Hot yoga is actually such a sweaty, intense workout, especially if you partake in a vinyasa session. Vinyasa is a constant movement through different yoga poses. I remember when I first did one of these classes, I left dripping sweat and I was sore for the next two days. It literally shocked my body. I LOVED IT!
Thank you for checking out Pretty, Young & Motivated today. I hope you are able to try some of these workouts and see some serious results. Share your favorite intense workouts with me in the comments! I’d love to try some of yours too. Happy Monday!