A WaterCooler Wellness Original!!


Today, I designed my own HIIT workout!!! I didn’t borrow this one from any of the other amazing bloggers out there…it is 100% me! Well, mostly…I didn’t make up any craaaazzzzzyyyy new moves yet or anything! #thingstocome (?!). It wasn’t as intense as some of the other workouts I have done this week, but I will still covered in sweat with jello-y arms by the time I finished! Let me know what you think of this one! There will definitely be more @WaterCoolerWellness originals to come!

HIIT – 0:45 of each exercise, 0:10 rest in between (I repeated the entire cycle twice, and on the second go round added about 15-20 seconds of cardio –mostly jumping jacks- in place of the rests)

  • Up-up, down-downs (Move from plank to plank-on-elbows by bending one elbow at a time and placing on the mat. Aim to “replace” your palm with your elbow, and then go back up. This really works your core and chest!)
  • BOSU Push-ups
  • Toe-touch Skaters
  • Dumbell suspension Swings (Similar to kettlebell swings – just catch the dumbbell in the air and switch hands.)
  • Lunge Jumps
  • Burpee w/ Dumbbell Shoulder Press
  • Ab Blast:
  • Plank Crunches (Bring knee towards elbow, one side at a time)
  • V-Ups
  • Bicycle Crunches
  • Temple Tap Abs (Legs extended and shoulders/chest off the mat. Hold elbows out to the side and twist upper body to tap the mat with each elbow. This is kinda like a Russian twist, but with your legs extended to really KILL your core! It is one of my favorite moves from BenderFitness.)

Strength Training

  • Dumbbell upper back press and squeeze (Dumbbells in hand, elbows at shoulder height. Press elbows back and squeeeezee upper back.)
  • Inverted rows on TRX
  • Rear delt barbell raises
  • Seated cable rows
  • Dumbbell Rows
  • Bench Dips
  • Stiff arm push downs
  • Twisting push-ups (Push-up then move into side plank for a couple seconds, then back to plank for another push-up. Rotate on both sides)

I was still feeling really exhilarated from completing my first ‘original’ workout when I got home today, so I decided to do a Pop Pilates video too! Cassey’s Bodacious Back workout completely finished off my arms and back for the night! I am *definitely* going to be sore tomorrow!

Tomorrow I am planning to get up EARLY to take a kick boxing class at Title Boxing Club. I have never been before, and I am SOOO not a morning person! But…I am looking forward to throwing a different ‘punch’ into my fitness routine! I will be sure to post a review sometime tomorrow after I finish the class!