Motivation Monday: Tough Stuff Workout

Dumbbell Speed Skaters: perform a speed skater (stand with feet hip-distance apart, drop down into a slight squat, bringing your right foot out and back towards the right. Jump as far as you can to the right- landing on the right foot your left foot out and back behind your left. Repeat switching legs.) adding punches with dumbbells when you jump to the sides-punch to your feet.

GI Janes: these are basic dive bombers. Get in a pike position (plank on your hands with your butt in the air, looking at your knees,) bring your head down towards the floor and glide your chest all the way up through your hands until you are in a cobra position. Glide back to the starting position. Repeat.

Jack & Pull: perform 2 plank jacks (get into plank on your hands and jumping jack your feet out and in) and then two knee pull-ins. Repeat.

Dumbbell Plank Rows, Burpee to Tuck Jump: back into plank position on your hands, but this time, holding two dumbbells. Perform two rows (bring the dumbbell up to your armpit, bringing your elbows as far as you can,) jump your feet in and pop up and perform a tuck jump.

Dumbbell Split Squat Jumps: start in a deep lunge position holding dumbbells directly overhead-both knees bent at 90-degree angle- jump up into the air, switching feet and returning into a lunge. Repeat.

FitnessAshley Pettit