Heart Healthy Workout

Heart healthy circuit 2015

Time to move! Most of us are aware that sitting is the new smoking. I hate to use that reference but unfortunately when it comes to your heart and your health there may be nothing worse for you than a lack of activity! Try this heart healthy workout to get you blood pumping and your heart strong!

PHASE I

If you are just starting a workout routine and have not been active I want you to begin by walking at least 3X/day. Working towards 10,000 steps. Just increasing all daily activities is a great way to burn extra calories, increase the workload to the heart, and begin to build a base.

PHASE II

Cardio/Total Body/Core Circuit

  • Jump squats (10)
  • Jump lunges (10 on each leg)
  • Squats (10)
  • Lunges (10 on each leg)
  • Burpees (5) – On fifth burpee stay down…
  • 10 push ups
  • 10 mountain climbers
  • Plank (hold as long as body position remains stable)
  • Runner’s crunch (20)

PHASE III

Dynamic Warm Up:

  • In-place lunges (ten each leg)
  • Standing quad stretch (5 on each leg)
  • Standing glute stretch (5 on each leg)
  • Inchworm (3)
  • In-place spiderman (2 on each leg)

Cardio/Total Body/Core Circuit

  • Jump squats (10)
  • Jump lunges (10 on each leg)
  • Squats (10)
  • Lunges (10 on each leg)
  • Burpees (5) – On fifth burpee stay down…
  • 10 push ups
  • 10 mountain climbers
  • Plank (hold as long as body position remains stable)
  • Runner’s crunch (20)

Perform 1 round quickly but maintain your quality! Then, rest 2-3 minutes and repeat. Shoot for 3-4 rouns of this circuit!