Hello, hello lovely people and happy hump day! I hope that your week has been great so far, and that you're soaking in the last bit of summer.
Sometimes towards the middle of the week we start to feel tired and that episode of The Real Housewives of NYC starts looking a whole lot better than working out! Can you relate? I think that those are the days that we need to push ourselves to workout the most. Don't get me wrong, rest days are super important, and if your body is telling you it needs a day of rest with no exercise, that's what you should do! But, let's be honest here, friends, most of the time we're all extremely capable of getting a workout in. So, save that episode of the Real Housewives (or watch it while working out), lace up your sneakers, and get ready to sweat!
Workout Wednesday: SLAP
So, you're probably wondering what the heck SLAP stands for, right? Let me break it down for ya...
S = Squat | L = Legs | A = Abs | P = Pushup
The way the workout for today is going to work is: you're going to have 1 SLAP and then a series of cardio exercises, another SLAP, a series of cardio exercises, and so on. For the SLAP exercises, I want you to complete 1 minute of each. Remember, the important thing is to listen to your body, if you need to stop for a rest, take one! For the cardio intervals, you'll do each exercise for 30 seconds, take a ten second rest, and then move onto the next move. Once you're done, you'll move onto the next SLAP, then the next cardio. This workout is a TOTAL BODY workout, meaning it's going to target all muscle groups! Get ready to get sweatttty!
Total Body Workout
This workout should take you about 30 minutes, give or take how many rests you take. If you want more of a challenge, feel free to add weights to the strength exercises like the squats, lunges, and ab exercises. You guys are going to CRUSH this workout! So, go ahead and lace up those sneakers, get off of the couch, and get movin'!
I would love to hear how this workout goes for you! Let me know in the comments, and make sure to click the "like" button if you liked this post, and then click the "share" button if you're totally loving it so your friends can get their sweat on too ;P
Catch ya next time!
Not sure what the exercises above look like? I've linked you to some pictures to show you how to complete the exercises:
- standard squats
- alternating lunges
- straight leg situps
- modified pushups
- plie squats
- reverse lunges
- leg lifts
- lay down pushups
- jump squats
- side lunges
- russian twists
- plank-ups / modification
- jumping jacks
- mountain climbers
- high knees
Disclaimer: Remember, I am not a certified personal trainer, but I did teach various fitness classes at University of Delaware during graduate school and love to share the workouts my students and I completed. Please check with a medical provider before attempting these exercises.