This Full Body Workout Will Totally Crush Your Soul

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Hello, glorious humans!

I hope that this post finds you feeling #blessed and living your best lives. Summer in Seattle (despite still being desperately cloudy) has me feeling inspired to get my ass outside and move. I've been particularly enjoying sunny walks in the morning to my local coffee shop while I listen to my favorite podcast. I realize that that sentence just made me sound like a millennial cliche, but I think I'm OK with it. For now.

One of my intentions for literally years now has been to post my own workouts for Workout Wednesday, so here we are! They day has finally come! I should probably celebrate with a donut! I taught this workout in a fitness class earlier this week, posted a picture on my Instagram stories, and about 30 of you asked for me to share it. The feedback from my students who completed the workout was generally: that was absolutely horrible and I loved it. My kinda workout!I like to call this the soul crusher because it's... pretty terrible. But I mean that in the best possible way! I like to feel like my body is going to give out! Maybe it's the former D1 athlete in me, but If I don't low-key feel like I'm going to die at the end of a workout, I'm not satisfied. 

 Real life footage of me working out.

Real life footage of me working out.

This workout is designed to workout your entire body, and has a specific focus on balance elements that will ignite your whole core. What do I mean when I say whole core? I mean not just your six-pack zone. While that area of the body is awesome, it tends to get over-focused in workouts which can lead to muscle imbalance and shitty posture. No thanks! This workout will target the front, side, and back of your core- essentially your full torso.

SOME TIPS

  • Move at your own pace! Even if you are working out with a buddy, find a pace that is sustainable for you that won't completely burn you out. I want you to avoid flying and dying here. Focus on a pace that you can sustain for a full five minutes that is challenging but not unreasonable.
  • Modify! If something doesn't work for you do not do it. There is absolutely no reason for you to injure yourself or to keep going if something doesn't feel 100% safe. 
  • Move quickly through the stations.  Try not to give yourself too much rest between the stations. If it helps, set a timer for one minute between each station. I know it's killer, but the faster you move through it the sooner you will be done. 
  • Complete the circuit once. This is a great workout to build up overtime. I recommend doing each station once your first time. You can always add on more circuits in the future, and one day complete two rounds. Or three if you're feeling bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S.
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NOT SURE ABOUT THE MOVES?

I know that sometimes fitness speak can be super confusing, so I linked a few videos below to give you an idea of correct form, alignment, etc. If you find yourself confused at all, drop a comment below and I'll do my best to help out!

Speed Skaters

Inch Worms

Leg Lifts

KB Swings

Russian Twists



This one's a killer, so don't forget to stretch and hydrate after. I believe in you 120% and know that you are absolutely going to crush this.

If you tried the workout, drop a comment below and let me know how it went!

Wishing you clean sports bras and high ponytails,

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