Oops, I forgot to add the workout that Shawna wanted me to give you from her new program Challenge Complexes. You can check that out below, but first I wanted to tell you a bit about this style of workout.
There’s a trick to putting together ‘complex’ workouts. Often times trainers try to make things challenging by putting together impossible exercise combinations. Shawna says that complex workouts really need to be simple in their design so as not to cause strain on certain muscle groups and to ensure you stay injury free.
That’s what I love about her workouts: safe, effective and fun. They’re full of variety and challenges but they aren’t ‘impossible’. Shawna is as experienced a trainer as they come. She’s in incredible shape at 50 and uses complexes in her training.
Okay, here’s the workout:
Let’s Get This Started (Reps and rounds)
Equipment: dumb bells
Choose a weight that you can use for ALL exercises.
Do 8 reps of each exercise. Try not to put the DB’s down the entire set, do 6 rounds. Time your workout, match the time with increased load the next time out:
· DB push up (hands on dumb bells)
· Spider crawl (per leg)
· Weighted burpee (squat thrust to deadlift)
· High pull
· Front squat push press
· Rest 30 seconds to one minute
Do 6 rounds
Have fun with that one and make sure to check out her plan.
Challenge Complexes is only $19 this week. That works out to about 70 cents a workout.
Money well spent, even during the holidays when I know that money can get tight.