Happy Monday, Killer Bs! Can I tell you how happy I am that I actually – for maybe the first time in my life – thought ahead and recorded this workout last week? Because there is not going to be much movement around the Pahla B house today, let me tell you! I had a truly spectacular race yesterday (and if you’d like to read my self-indulgent race report, you can cruise over to my personal/running blog by clicking here), and I am SORE today!
This workout probably would be a good idea for me to do today, though. It’s just about perfect for a day when you’re sore or tired or short on time or maybe just getting started with fitness.
Way back when I first started the Pahla B Fitness channel on YouTube, I actually envisioned it as a “beginner workout” channel. As a personal trainer, I worked all the time with people who were just getting started, and I loved it! There’s very little in life that makes me as happy as seeing somebody start to realize their potential.
But then I threw in a couple of harder workouts and the response was overwhelmingly positive. So, my focus started to shift, and I found myself making more and more difficult workouts. And even though those workouts are rewarding in their own way, I’m really happy to get back to basics again. I like being a reliable resource for people who need that initial guidance into the world of fitness. There are so many “beginner” workouts out there that are NOT a good idea for beginners AT ALL, with all the jumping and planking and frankly, advanced moves. Taking a hard workout and making it just 15 minutes doesn’t make it beginner-friendly!
So, here is a workout that is simple enough for true newbies. All the moves are performed from a standing position, there’s plenty of verbal explanation and it clocks in at a very reasonable 25 minutes, including both a thorough warm up and a short cool down. You can follow along with me in real time with the video below, or you can print this breakdown out and take it with you wherever you go. And if you’d like some help putting together a full beginner’s routine? I’ve got you covered – check out the Workout Guides I made just for YOU.
Find the workout breakdown and full length video below.
Full Body CARDIO + STRENGTH Ladder for BEGINNERS | Beginner Bodyweight Series
For round one, do just one rep of each exercise. For round two, do two reps. For round three, do three, etc. up to round six.
- Toy Soldiers
- Standing Crunches
- Standing I, Y, W
- Forward Reach
- Three Point Tap
Finisher: 21 Star Jumps
Can’t see the video below? Click here to watch it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/f-OxauJZxnA
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