He then challenged me to get up and at it. I went through the moves, in my jeans and barefoot, no less. The problem on my end was that The Husband hurried me to the next move without the 10 second rest between each move. Then when I got a little fancy on the side planks and was showing off with leg lifts on each side he kept adding more time to the 30 seconds! I will admit I broke a sweat and enjoyed going through the moves. I felt really good afterwards . . . then I realized it was 10 pm! Past my bedtime! I knew there was a reason they say not to work out within 2 hours of your bedtime . . . it takes a while to wind down and fall asleep!
What did we think? We thought it was a great tool to have to be able to get some movement in whereever you are whenever you need. If you only have 10 minutes one day, this is the perfect answer. If you are traveling it's perfect for your hotel room. If you have been working out some and are fit, then we thought repeating the routine twice more would be a good workout. If you have been on the couch lately and haven't even thought about exercising, it's a perfect way to get up and move - we can all do something for just 7 minutes! Plus, the moves are not complicated and are things that are familiar and, if not, can easily be interpreted. The internet and UTube have great tutorials if you aren't sure about the proper form for a squat, push-up, push-up to rotation or any other move.
After thinking about it a little more today, I also realize that the order of the exercises is also good. The jumping jacks get you warmed up for the next moves. The push ups warm the core up for the crunches. The high knees get your legs going and loose for the lunges. The side planks at the end are a final punch to the obliques that were worked with the rotations. All in all it was a good routine to target most muscle groups. If the core is engaged during the entire time all the better!
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Give it a try! Take it with you on your summer vacation! Once again, there's no excuse from getting your workout wherever you are!
Let me know your review! Give it a try! Do you exercise on your vacation? What do you like to do during a trip to keep moving?