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December’s Express Workout of the Month

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December Workout of the Month

Complete 5 sets for time (record your time at the end)

Beginner

5 Pull-ups

10 Push-ups

15 Sit-ups

20 Squats

Intermediate

10 Pull-ups

20 Push-ups

30 Sit-ups

40 Squats

Advanced

20 Pull-ups

30 Push-ups

40 Sit-ups

50 Squats

This time of year especially, things get crazy, we are running around trying to get all our shopping done, cooking, baking, wrapping presents, parties. When do we find the time to workout? Well here is a quick bodyweight workout for you to try out at home or at the gym. 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 please get medical clearance from your doctor if you are new to exercise.

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.

Corinna Maggy is a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist offering private personal training, classes, and weight management programs. She can be reached at 605-3549 or corinnamaggy@yahoo.com.

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