I’m going to tell you a secret that isn’t really much of a secret if you’ve been reading these breakdowns for awhile: sometimes I am very, very lazy. Yep! Even people who workout for a living can look for shortcuts and take the easy way out. For me, that usually applies to cleaning my house, but in this case, it’s about this workout, too.
And here’s the funny thing about trying to cut corners or wimp out – sometimes it backfires, which is exactly what happened with this workout!
Here’s the story: I didn’t much feel like working out. I had put together some Low Impact Cardio exercises, but the workout didn’t have any sparkle to it, so I decided to add some balance/standing abdominal work. That felt better, but I really, really didn’t feel like doing the workout with a timer. I don’t know why, but it just sounded too hard. I compromised with myself and did half the work (cardio) for intervals and half the work (abs) for reps, turning it into a MetCon workout instead of a regular ol’ HIIT. For some reason, I thought going without a timer would be easier. Silly me!
For a girl who was looking for a quick and easy workout, this one turned out pretty much the exact opposite – 40 minutes of non-stop sweat! But, of course, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I was so happy with this workout as soon as I was done with it! Check out the video below to see for yourself, and follow along in real time if you’d like. Leave a comment if you have any questions!
40 Minute LOW IMPACT Cardio + Standing ABS | Full Length, Full Body Home Workout without Jumping
Set your timer for 50 seconds. Do the cardio exercises for 50 seconds each, alternating with the balance/standing ab exercises, which you will do for 10 reps each. There’s no specific rest interval, so you may do this workout at your own pace. Complete the circuit 3x.
- Goofy Jacks (50 seconds) + Left Leg Drinky Birds (Single Leg Deadlifts) 10x
- Double Knees + Right Leg Drinky Birds
- Toy Soldiers + Left Leg Crane Kicks
- Alley Oops + Right Leg Crane Kicks
- Windmills + Left Leg Flying Fast Ups
- Frog Reaches + Right Leg Flying Fast Ups
- Frog V-Reaches + Left Side Plus Signs
- Walking Burpees + Right Side Plus Signs
Finisher: 50 seconds on each side – Standing Crunch + Reverse Crunch
Can’t see the video? Click here: https://youtu.be/0UK1s7YcgUA
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