Beach House Lifestyle Workout Wednesday

Workout Wednesday: Count it Down

March 5, 2014

Count Down

We’re counting down the weeks to summer with this count-down style workout! This full body workout will tone, burn, and help you on your way to that summer body. I would recommend doing this up to three times a week – the squats and planks will hurt more than you realize at first, and you never want to over-do your workout!

NOTE: I am in NO WAY a fitness professional. Please do not take my comments to be professionally backed, nor do I know what is best for every body. I am simply sharing my personal experiences with these workouts. If you are unsure if you should be doing a particular workout, please consult your doctor first.

Beach House Count Down

Positives: The constant changing of moves kept me from feeling bored during my workout. The count down style also helped me to keep moving whenever I began to feel like I wanted to give up – knowing that the next step was ten less was a great motivation factor! I definitely felt the burn in my legs and abs, since I’m typically a runner rather than a core-workout girl, and this worked a completely new set of muscles for me. Another benefit of this is being able to do it whenever and wherever you are able – the whole workout takes under ten minutes and since you don’t need any props, you can do it without going to the gym.

Negatives: I felt the need to check online that I was doing the right postures for some of these moves, particularly the squats. If you’re doing it wrong (extending your knees over your toes), you’re actually not really doing much, and the time you’ve spent working out has basically become null and void. It’s definitely something you’d want to have a friend oversee, so you can ensure you’re doing everything properly.

Reaction: You absolutely feel the burn. Since it’s a full body workout, you feel it just about everywhere, which I both loved and hated. Muscles I’d never worked were aching the next morning, and immediately after I felt like I had really done a great workout.

Overall: I’d give this a 7/10. I love the circuit of the count down, and was a lot more tired from this than I anticipated. However, I struggle with maintaining proper form, which makes this something I have to really concentrate on to make sure I’m doing it right.

 

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