Monday, 27 July 2009

Simple but effective - Sledgehammer swings/walking lunges and press ups mini circuit

I woke up on Saturday morning knowing I wanted a short but sharp workout that would hit my whole body whilst burning lots of energy, give me a great cardio workout and be fun. This is what I came up with!

Sledgehammer swings/walking lunges and press ups mini circuit...

20 Sledgehammer swings (10 per side)

20 walking lunges (10 each leg)

20 Press ups using push up handles

Walk back to the start and repeat!

I completed this sequenece 5 times before reducing the reps to 10/10/10 for a further 5 sets - the total workout time was just over 20 minutes. 20 minutes doesn't sound like a long time but I was constantly moving for the whole time and, apart from the walk-back recovery periods it was an all-out workout.

The workout was completed with 5 super-sets of 12 reps of bodyrows and swissball mountain climbers (A superb core exercise! Place your hands on a medium size Swissball and extend your legs so you are in a classic press up position. Keeping the abs tight and the spine neutral, perform alternate leg squat thrusts while endevouring to keep your abs and your spine rock solid).

This was an awesome No-Frills workout which left me feeling pleasently fatigued and happy knowing I'd achieved everything I'd set out to. Give it a go!

1 comment:

  1. Tried this workout - loved it. Simple but brutally effective. Cheers Royal.