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Greatist Workout of the Day: Thursday February 6th

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Welcome to the cycle of GWODs programmed by Chris Freytag! Chris is bringing you the next month of workouts, and we're excited to hear what you think. Have any questions or comments? Drop us a line: gwod [at] greatist.com!

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This week is all about fast-paced bodyweight circuit training.

It helps to have a timer to be accurate with the intervals.  I use the Tabata Pro App on my iPhone or iPad, which costs about $2.99, and set it for 10 segments of 1 minute's work and 15 seconds' rest.

if you work out 2 days a week

Perform each exercise for one minute, rest for 15 seconds, then move onto the next.

  1. Alternating prisoner reverse lunges
  2. Diamond pushups
  3. Burpees
  4. Alternating front lunge with a punch (If you're lunging with the right leg, punch with the left hand, and vice versa)
  5. Forearm plank with marching feet
  6. Lateral shuffles
  7. Chair squats (keep the legs together and lift the arms straight up, similar to the chair pose in yoga)
  8. Plank (start with straight arms, then change to a forearm plank, change back to straight arms, etc.) 
  9. Froggie Crunches
  10. Scissors Abs 

Rest for one to two minutes. Repeat the entire circuit twice.

Cool down and stretch.

IF YOU WORK OUT 3 DAYS A WEEK

Rest.

If you work out 4 days a week

Perform each exercise for one minute, rest for 15 seconds, then move onto the next.

  1. Cross behind lunges
  2. Shadow boxing (punching the air)
  3. Walking lunges
  4. T- pushups
  5. Squat thrusters (These are like burpees but they're performed without standing up: in a plank positio, jump the feet in toward the hands and back out)
  6. Spiderman planks
  7. 180 degree squat jumps (turn around while in mid-air)
  8. Side plank lifts, 30 seconds per side
  9. Lying hip extensions 
  10. Bird dog

Rest for one to two minutes. Repeat the entire circuit twice.

Cool down and stretch.

You're all done! For some more healthy motivation from Chris Freytag, check out her books:

Get Started with Clean Eating
Get Started with Weight Management   

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