Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Countdown Workout!

Hello, hello. I hope you all had a wonderful Labor day. Hopefully it wasn’t spent working!! 

It’s been so hot here; I’m really looking forward to fall weather! Even with the heat, I’m still trying to spend time outdoors and get in workouts. Babe and I have been going to the park for HIIT workouts and walks after work.  I love having a workout partner—I always push myself harder when there’s someone watching me :)

I came up with a super sweaty countdown workout that we did last week. It was rough, but in the best way!

Countdown workouts are simple. Perform 10 repetitions of each exercise. Then perform 9 repetitions of each exercise, then 8, 7… all the way to 1 rep! By the time you are finished you will have completed 55 reps of each exercise. Most of these exercises are pretty basic and familiar. The burpees are full burpees with a push-up. The butterfly sit-up is similar to a basic sit-up, but the bottoms of your feet are together and your legs are open to the sides (like the butterfly position we used to sit in in PE class as kids). When you come up to complete the sit-up, try to reach past your toes.

Take as many breaks as you need to, but try to move quickly from one exercise to the next. Always start with a warm-up and end with a cool-down. Remember to listen to your body, rehydrate, and modify each exercise as needed.

And play some tunes to get you moving. I can't get this one out of my head!!!

If you try the workout, let me know how it goes in the comment section below. Hope you have a wonderful week :)


  1. Great workout idea! And yes, I love that tune! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


    1. Thanks, Alison. I love your link parties!


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