I’m going to give you a piece of free advice: If you see a hill, go up it. I don’t care how- run, walk, bike, crawl. Just do it. (Sorry, Nike). It is a fantastic glute workout and really gets your heart a-pumpin’. Added bonus if you’re at insane altitudes.
Take, for instance, this hill:
The photo really doesn’t do it justice. That hill is so steep, you have to crane your neck to see the top.
Anyhoo, as soon as I spotted that sucker, I decided Layla and I were going to get up that thing. As we started the climb, I saw a biker up ahead of us stop and sit down. He was seriously out of breath. I thought to myself ‘Ha! He is so out of shape! I am going to get all the way up this hill easy peasy!” Umm, right. Well, No sooner did we pass said wheezing dude that I, myself started to wheeze. Holy shnikeys, this hill was for serious. But, we made it with no stops. And the view, my God it was beautiful. Again, the pictures really don’t do it any justice whatsoever.
Layla celebrated our accomplishment with a massive victory poo. Don’t worry, there are no pictures of that joyous occasion.
So there’s advice for a simple little glute workout. On to the next!
Have no time or equipment? Are you tired, rundown, listless? Do you poop out at parties? Are you unpopular? The answers to all your problems are in this little bottle….
Whoops, started asking so many questions I dove right into some I Love Lucy dialogue. And sweet Jesus if you don’t know what I am talking about. The vitameatavegamin episode. Seriously, guys. Catch up on your black and white sitcoms.
Back to the no time or equipment thing. Here’s a quick 10-minute crossfit style workout I found on Fitsugar.
The workout is a combination of cardio and strength straining that can be done in only 10 minutes.
See? I liked it so much I did it for an extra .2 seconds. Overachiever is my middle name.
If you don’t want to click on the link above which provides a video demonstration of this workout, I’ll write it here:
- 1 minute of shuffle squats
- 1 minute of alternating front lunges
- 1 minute of bicycle crunches
- 1 minute of mountain climbers
- 1 minute stretch
It’s only 10 minutes. That’s it. Go do it.
3rd workout I will tell you about is The Fitnessista’s Schweaty May Workout. I also did this one yesterday and I love love love it.
She goes into detail for the moves, but I’ll summarize below:
5 minute warm up
3 sets of 12-15 reps for the following (3 sets on each side, if applicable)
- squat to overhead press
- reverse fly and leg lift
- curtsy lunge with bicep curl and lateral raise
- stability ball pushup
- stability ball back extension
- stability ball leg lifts
optional: 20 Minutes of HIIT with 1:30 minutes easy and 30 seconds HARD.
I love this workout!
There ya have it. 3 different workouts you can do today.
See ya later.
Do you have a 15 minute ab workout (or just some moves) that you’d like to share?! I am teaching ‘crunch time’ on Thursday for the first time at the gym before my dance class and I am SCARED!!! 🙂
YES! I used to teach a 20 minute core class, so I have lots of ammo! I will message you with ideas 🙂
you’re a lifesaver! thank you!!