15-minute Holiday Workout

With the holidays around the corner, it’s tough to find the time to workout, especially if you’re traveling and can’t make it to a gym. This is why I have put together a 15-minute circuit workout that you can do anywhere to help you quickly burn fat and tone up!

Plyo Squats

Plyo Squats for 30 seconds. Using the same technique as a traditional squat, add a jump after each squat, jumping straight up as high as you can. If this feels strenuous, go back to basic squats for the remaining time. (Cardio Interval)

Squats

Squat for 30 seconds. Allow your rear to go back as if you were sitting in a chair, being sure that your knees stay aligned with your ankles and do not lean inward or outward. Push up from your heels to come back to standing upright. (Glutes, Hamstrings, Quads)

Dips

Dips for 30 seconds. With legs straight out in front of you, place your hands at the edge of a chair or bench, lifting your body off the ground by straightening your arms. Keep your rear close to the chair or bench and allow your elbows to bend to a 90 degree angle. If you cannot make it through 30 seconds of this, modify this exercise by bending your knees. The closer you bring your feet in, the easier it is; the further away you place your feet, the more challenging it is. (Chest, Triceps)

Reverse Plank

Hold reverse plank for 30 seconds. Remaining on the same chair or bench that you used for the previous exercise, straighten your arms and raise your hips until your body is in one straight line from your feet to your head, and hold. (Abs, Back, Shoulders, Triceps)

Plyo Lunges

Plyo lunges for 30 seconds. Start in a lunge and jump straight up, as high as you can, switching your legs in air, and landing in a lunge with the opposite leg in front. Continue alternating legs. If this feels strenuous, go back to basic lunges for the remaining time. (Cardio Interval)

Lunges

Lunges for 30 seconds. Take a step forward and lunge down. Lunge as low as you can without the back knee touching the ground. If your front knee goes past your toes, separate your feet more and do not lunge as deep until you build up enough strength to lunge lower with proper alignment. Step back, and with the opposite leg, step forward and lunge. Continue alternating legs. (Glutes, Hamstrings, Quads)

Push-ups

Push-ups for 30 seconds. Start on your toes, feet slightly separated, hands shoulder-width apart and press your body up and lower down, keeping your hips down so that you are in one straight line from your heels to your head. If you cannot make it through the 30 seconds like this, lower down from toes to knees keeping your hips down and continue. (Chest, Shoulders, Triceps)

Hill/Mountain Climbers

Hill climbers for 30 seconds. Hold the top push-up position and alternate bringing each knee towards chest. Switch knees as fast as you can. (Cardio Interval)

Plank

Hold plank for 30 seconds. Be sure to keep hips down so that you are in one straight line from your heels to your head. (Abs, Arms, Chest)

Rest

Rest for 30 seconds then repeat.

Complete circuit 3 times and you’re done!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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