Last month, I talked about express workouts and getting a great workout in a short amount of time with little to no equipment.
I've decided to contribute a monthly express workout to keep you motivated with a fresh workout you can add to your routine each month.
Remember these workouts are intense and are not for everyone. If you are not sure how to execute an exercise properly, please seek the advice of a certified personal trainer or feel free to contact me with any questions. I will be offering modifications for different levels. Please choose the level that is appropriate for you, and get medical clearance from your doctor if you are new to exercise.
of the Month
Complete 5 sets for time (record your time at the end)
For this workout, you will want to time yourself and keep track of how long it takes you to complete it. I wouldn't suggest doing this workout on a daily basis, but you can do it weekly to see how you are progressing.
If you cannot do pull ups you can use an assisted pull up machine or perform an inverted row. If you cannot do standard pushups, you can modify them by doing them from your knees or against a wall.
Remember to have fun and be safe.
Corinna Maggy is a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist. She can be reached at Mountain Riders at 324-9900 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The information contained within Health Matters is not a substitute for professional medical examination, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult your physician before starting an exercise program or beginning any nutritional regimen.