Happy friday everyone!
Any plans for the weekend. It should be an interesting weekend around here. As I mentioned in this post, my husband, my sister, and I will be shaving our heads to help raise money for the St. Baldricks Foundation. The big day is tomorrow. I’m a little nervous and excited at the same time. A couple day’s ago this happened:
I let Dom cut my hair off so we could send it to Locks of Love. He cut off about 11 inches so right now my hair is very short and choppy and very Michelle Williams, but not quite as smooth looking.
Anyway, I’m grateful to be a part of such a good cause and I’m lucky to be so blessed with so much support. People have been so giving in helping us raise money for children’s cancer research, it’s incredible!
Now, let’s talk about fitness! Today’s workout is another bodyweight workout. This is a great full body workout to get in your cardio and strength training at the same time. It involves plyometrics (aka jump training). It’s important to incorporate plyometrics when you are doing bodyweight workouts because it helps put more stress/tension on the muscle which creates change. For me, because I have been training for some time, doing bodyweight air squats instead of weighted squats won’t do as much for me in terms of challenging my muscles but doing jump squats versus air squats, now that’s a different story! These fast, expolosive jumping movements help improve strength, power, and speed! Win, win, win. Plus, plyometric workouts don’t take as long to do as a lifting session would and you still get amazing benefits! (And some major soreness;)
So here is today’s workout! I hope you will try it and let me know if you do.
Leg Burn Burpee Time Challenge
Complete this workout as fast as you can. Remember to use proper form though!
continue subtracting one jump squat at a time until you complete the last round of 1 jump squat and 4 burpees.
This took me about 21 minutes! See if you can beat my time!
Have a great weekend everyone!