So, I’ve been getting more and more into HIIT and kickboxing workouts…
…I know, I know — WHO AM I?
But, 20 – 30 minute blasts have been fitting the bill for me in a lot of ways. (Especially on Mondays and Fridays. Getting all my aggression out with a sweat sesh is a nice way to bookend the work week, ya know.)I try to incorporate these workouts a few times a week and reserve the rest of my fitness energy for yoga and long walks.
And because you KNOW I like to keep things as simple as poss (and eliminate decision fatigue, hello?!), when I stumbled upon this idea it was too good to pass up.
All you need is a digital clock (HI! there’s one on your cell phone!) and a list of 10 exercises.
So, let’s start with the list. This can include anything from push-ups and crunches…to pistons and burpees (if you’re feeling that CrossFit vibe)…to cross-jabs and front kicks (if you wanna get out aggression a la kickboxing).
Jot down 10 moves from 1 to 0, like this:
1 – Jumping jacks
2 – Squats
3 – Cross, jab
4 – Kettle bell swings
5 – Crunches
6 – Side-to-side leg raises
7 – Overhead presses
8 – Front kicks
9 – Hook, elbow strike
0 – Bicep curls
Next, let’s look at that clock! If the time is 07:45, take the first 3 digits to get the number of reps, and the last number to get the exercise. So in this case you would do 74 crunches. 12:22 is 122 squats, 2:19 is 21 hook, elbow strikes. You get it?
Then, all you have to do is determine how long you want your rest time to be in between moves and how long you want the overall workout to last.
Get some music pumping…and BINGO, BANGO — “All You Need is a Clock” Workout achieved!
What are your favorite ways to exercise? Would you try this workout?