Quick Stress-Buster Workout

Well friends, I think most of us are back to our first FULL week of work in a while. Getting back into a daily routine after a few weeks of the HoliDaze can be stressful. With the massive to-do lists come heaps of anxiety about doing things well and quickly there doesn’t seem to be enough time for anything it you even find it hard to remember to breathe. So since you feel like jumping out of your skin, let’s do it together, and lets make it productive!

Jump Up

Photo Credit: Britt Leigh Design + Photography

I wrote out a quick and challenging workout that is more about the therapeutic effect of training – helping you get the nervous jitters out and gives you a rush of endorphins. So go ahead, take a 10 minute break, hand your own butt to yourself, and get back to work with a clearer head and better attitude — at least that’s how I felt after doing it!

P.S. this workout gets even better if you play some hardcore Rap or some Rage 😉


10 Minute Stress-Busting Workout

  • 30 seconds of Burpees – full chest-to-ground  -move explosively, power through your hips. Find a cadence and try to keep it or speed up every few burpees. Make sure your feet leave the ground and clap and celebrate at the top! If full burpees are not your jam, walk or jump the feet back to a high plank jump or walk them back up and jump to celebrate at the top
  • 30 seconds of Jumping Jacks – Throw as many “A” Jacks in there as you can (that means jumping off the ground with both feet opening the legs in the air and landing with the legs closed again – like a midair snow angel)
  • 30 seconds of Hand-release Push-Ups — Get that chest all the way down to the ground release the hands from the ground squeezing your shoulder blades together, then press back down and exhale as you come up
  • 30 seconds of Butterfly Sit-Ups – Bring your feet into a butterfly position, sit all the way up and lay all the way back arms overhead. Move explosively through the hips each rep and get as many reps as you can

[REPEAT this circuit 4 times for a grand total of 8 minutes]

Then, finish the workout with:

  • 1 minute Plank hold — to make it more challenging, make it a forearm plank hold, or an extended full arm plank with the arms extended long in front of you
  • 20 seconds of Squat Jumps 10 seconds Rest then REPEAT

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