Full Body Workout 1

Hello there, I am starting a new series of blogs called Home Workout of the Week to help you on your fitness journey.  Each week I will have a new workout routine for you to try with links to video demonstrations for each exercise.  If you have been following my Home Exercise of the Week series then you will recognize these exercises and I will show you how to incorporate them in to a workout routine.

If you have any questions at all please leave a comment on the blog or contact me directly.  Just remember – if something doesn’t feel right or you are experiencing pain other than normal muscle burn, please discontinue the exercise and move on to the next one.

Ok so give this weeks workout a try and let me know how you do!  You can add some weights to this routine if you have some or just use your body weight for resistance.

Full Body Workout

Superset 1 (a superset is 2 or more exercises performed back to back with no rest)

Rest for 30 to 60 seconds then repeat the superset 1 more time

Superset 2

Rest for 30 to 60 seconds then repeat the superset 1 more time

Superset 3

Rest for 30 to 60 seconds then repeat the superset 1 more time

Pulse Up

It’s Home Exercise of the Week time and I would like you to try this fantastic abdominal exercise called the Pulse Up.

The Pulse Up strengthens the abdominal muscles, specifically the rectus abdominis, which is a long paired muscle that runs vertically down the stomach and inserts into the pubic crest.

This ab exercise requires only a small amount of movement but don’t think that it will be easy.  The Pulse Up requires some abdominal strength and you may not be able to lift your hips off the floor very much in the beginning but with time and practice you will build the strength needed to perform this exercise.

Let’s take a look at the key points to doing the Pulse Up properly.

  • lay flat on your back with your arms to your sides
  • keeping your legs straight, raise them up until they are perpendicular to the floor (this is the starting position)
  • pull your belly button in towards your spine and push your feet towards the ceiling until your hips come off the floor
  • slowly lower your hips back down to the starting position and repeat
  • make sure you keep your head on the floor throughout the movement

So there you have the Pulse Up.  A simple but challenging move that will really get your lower abs working.  Aim for 2 to 3 sets of 15 – 20 repetitions.