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I’m testing a NEW workout format with you today! It’s HEAVY, full body strength training on the front end, followed by a true bodyweight HIIT CARDIO BURNOUT to raise your heart rate and finish things off.
In this full body workout you get all the benefits of strength training, like building muscle and boosting your metabolism. AND you get the cardiovascular benefit and metabolism boost of doing high intensity interval training (or HIIT) cardio.
The workout starts with full body strength training. Slow, controlled reps, using heavy dumbbells.
Then it’s a true HIIT cardio burnout using bodyweight only. You’ll drop the dumbbells and push through 8 minutes of bodyweight HIIT cardio.
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There are SO MANY effective full body exercises you can do at home. Whether you’re picking up a set of dumbbells, a kettlebell, or using just your bodyweight.
When I’m doing a total body workout, I choose compound full body exercises that hit multiple muscle groups with one movement.
For example, three of the compound dumbbell exercises in this full body workout include:
This total body workout starts with brief warm up, followed by 8 minutes of strength training with dumbbells. Then drop the dumbbells and finish off with 8 minutes of fat-burning, bodyweight HIIT cardio and a cool down.
This workout is sure to help you achieve your fitness goals as you build strength and burn fat.
EQUIPMENT: One set of heavy dumbbells. I’m using 12 lbs in the workout video, and I suggest anywhere from 10-25 lb dumbbells depending on your fitness level.
INSTRUCTIONS: Let me be your personal trainer for the day. Follow along with the workout video at the top of this post. I’ll be sweating with you through each full body exercise, providing form cues and motivation.
Alternatively, you can work off the exercises outlined below (watch the video at the top of this post if you need a demonstration of these exercises).
STRENGTH — 4 dumbbell strength exercises (45 seconds of work followed by 15 seconds of rest periods)
Repeat x 2 Sets.
CARDIO — 4 bodyweight HIIT cardio exercises (45 seconds of work followed by 15 seconds of rest periods)
Repeat x 2 Sets.
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