12 Minute Blast Workout

Hey everyone! Happy Sunday. I hope your weekend has been a fun one so far! We are coming off of two really busy traveling weekends so it has been nice to just hang out at home and relax a bit. Not too much though! Yesterday afternoon I was at the point where I should either do some kind of workout…or make coffee and watch Netflix. I voted workout because, ya know, I’m always thinking ‘how can I motivate others if I don’t want to motivate myself?’

So, thanks to you all for motivating ME to get my butt in gear.

I put this 12 Minute Blast workout together and tried it out. I originally wrote it as 3 rounds but once I finished 3 and had only hit 9ish minutes I knew I should keep going. 4 is a nice even number anyway. It actually took me about 13 and a half minutes because I had to stop for a few seconds of water after each round.

12 Minute Blast circuit workout - www.girlmeetsfitness.net

Lets break it down now:

You’ll need a set of dumbbells and a yoga mat/towel/floor.

12 Squat Jumps – Squat and jump. Easy. Just try to land soft when you come back down.

12 Plank Rows – Plank while holding your dumbbells and alternate rowing them back. 12 on each arm, not total 😉

12 Reverse Lunge to Forward Kick – This one is fun, right? Plant your left foot on the floor and lunge backward with your right leg, then bring it back up into a forward kick, and back into a lunge. 12 times. Then switch legs and do 12 more on the other side.

12 Alternating Shoulder Press – Make it more fun by holding one arm straight up while doing all 12 presses with the other, then switch. Or you can just alternate pressing one at a time until you do 12 on each side.

This was a quick, fun workout that got me sweating. It would be great to tack on to our regular gym workouts but it was also good just to get the heart rate up a bit on an otherwise lazy Saturday.

Let me know if you try it out and tell me what you think!

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