Sometimes it’s a crazy week and you only have time for one workout, or maybe you just had an extremely stressful day and you need an up-beat workout to kick the crap out of your body! Either way, keep this full body weight workout in your back pocket if you ever need a quick, up-tempo and sweat-inducing workout.
The design behind this home workout is simple – to get your full body moving in quick, intense movements for a shorter period of time so we can get back to or finish up our busy day. It can be done pretty much anywhere and I always have it in the back of my head if I’ve had a long day and want a good sweat.
The Full Body Weight Workout
Note: before doing any of these exercises, I always recommend a warmup and watching a Youtube video on any exercise you haven’t done before. Not only will it make your full body weight workout more effective, it can prevent injury.
- 8-12 push ups (clap pushups if you can handle them)
- Mountain climbers (video here)
- 10-20 jumping jacks
- 8-12 burpees (video here) (note: you can leave out the pushup portion if you’d like)
- 30 seconds to 1 minute of high knees (video here)
Note, these are recommended reps for a 3 set workout. Adjust up or down as needed.
How The Workout Should Look
Here’s how the full body weight workout should look from start to finish:
- 3-5 minute warm up (light jog or stretch or run up and down the stairs)
- Set 1: pushups, mountain climbers, jumping jacks, burpees, high knees
- 3 minute rest (or 3 minutes of jogging or stair climbing if you want more cardio and don’t need the rest)
- Set 2: pushups, mountain climbers, jumping jacks, burpees, high knees
- 3 minute rest (or 3 minutes of jogging, jumping jacks or stair climbing)
- Set 3: pushups, mountain climbers, jumping jacks, burpees, high knees
- Cool down (usually a stretch or jog or both, depending on time)
You’re done! Time to celebrate.
Now it’s up to you. If you ever need to fit in a quick workout or burn off some steam/stress, give this workout a try. If you want more of the best home exercises, check them out here.
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