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Jump up out of a rut or spice up your traditional workout with...

Posted May 04 2010 11:03am


Jump up out of a rut or spice up your traditional workout with this new concept I am launching today on Healthful Bites: Mashup Moves! Simply assign a different exercise to each song sampled in the mashup, and you will keep your body guessing, your mind working and you will have a great time. :)

To begin, I’m displaying the concept with one of the more diverse mashup songs I know of. This way you can see how fun this can be when the exercises constantly keep you on your toes! Another reason this song is great to start with: you can all download the entire album free by clicking here .

So here’s the plan: I have music playing in the background for most of the video. Follow along with me—no equipment is required—and you’ll get your heart pumping in three minutes! I recommend adding this in during a walk, after a workout DVD, or between sets of weight lifting exercises. If you are brave enough, add this song to your iPod playlist and insert this as an interval during a treadmill workout . Simply step to the side of your machine or into an open space and whip out your hot moves. I dare you! (You know I have no shame and would be right there with you if I was on the next machine).

Here’s the key, listed in the order that the songs are introduced in the mashup “Circus of Heartbreakin’ Divas” by Titus Jones .

  • “Diva” by Beyonce: jumping jacks
  • “Starstrukk” by 3Oh!3 (ft. Katy Perry): jumping lunges
  • “Circus” by Britney Spears: knee repeats (four per leg, then switch legs)
  • “Heartbreaker” by Pat Benatar: high knees
  • “Keeps Getting Better” by Christina Aguilera: front kicks
  • “Paper Airplanes” by M.I.A.: air jump rope

Lace up your shoes, stand up and hit play. Join in the Mashup Moves fun! 

(Then please leave your feedback in the comments. What do you think of the new concept? Would you like to see more similar videos in the future or should I stick with the traditional format?)

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