Half the time, twice the calories

Recently our nanny was telling me that she’s been running on the beach for one hour, two times a day, everyday!! She was explaining to me that she recently gained weight and she’s committed to losing it. While I congratulated her on her determination I was thinking that there is no way she can sustain that workout regime. If she doesn’t crash from over-use injuries, surely she’s bound to be burnt out by the shear amount of time spent exercising. I’m training for my first triathlon and I’m not working out 2 hours a day. Anyway, I gave her the following workouts for her to do on her own so I thought I would share. Please keep in mind that this routine is brutal. The main take away here is that you are better off doing high intensity training and or interval training than logging endless hours on the treadmill. Studies show that you burn more calories doing the HIT or intervals.

Monday: Workout 1 (below) and optional 30 minute jog

Tuesday: 5 minute jog, 1 minute run, 1 minute walk for 45-60 minutes

Wednesday: Workout 2 (below) and optional 30 minute jog

Thursday: 10 minute jog, 5 minute run, 2 minute walk for 45-60 minutes

Friday: Workout 3 (below) and optional 30 minute jog

Saturday: yoga

Sunday: off

Workout 1:

50 Jumping jacks, 40 butt kicks, 30 mountain climbers, 20 squats, 10 push ups, 5 burpies

Do each exercise back to back. Rest 1-2 minutes. Repeat

Workout 2:

20 alternating lunges, 10 dips, 20 side lunges, 10 inverted shoulder presses, 20 reverse lunges, 10 plank ups

Do each exercise back to back. Rest 1-2 minutes. Repeat

Workout 3:

Suicides, 10 push ups, suicides, 10 burpies, suicides, 30 second plank

Do each exercise back to back. Rest 1-2 minutes. Repeat

Let me know if you have any questions! Enjoy

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