The 100

Recently, I posted this workout on Instagram and Twitter  (I’m @MandaKayMakesIt for both!):
IMG_20130326_150521This workout is BRUTAL. My legs were on fire, I spiked my heart rate, and I was feeling it the next day. Throw in an arm workout and some planks and you’re good to go–full body punishment!

The whole thing took me only a little over 30 minutes, but I felt like I had been working out for hours! Definitely a good option when you’re short on time and resources (i.e. traveling, no gym) but want to make a big impact.

Since variety is the spice of life, I shook it up a bit and did different variations of each move to make it a full body thang. And if you’re unfamiliar with a particular move, look it up online. They’re all easy to find!

Here’s what I did:

Manda Kay’s 100 Workout

100 jumping jacks

90 crunches –

  • 30 standard
  • 30 bicycles
  • 30 pulse

80 squats –

  • 20 standard
  • 20 plie with calf raise
  • 20 plie
  • 20 pulse

70 leg lifts –

  • 20 left side
  • 20 right side
  • 30 back

60 jumping jacks

50 crunches –

  • 25 bicycles
  • 25 standard

40 squats –

  • 20 plie with calf raise
  • 20 plie

30 leg lifts (back)

20 jumping jacks

10 minutes on the bike on the hardest resistance

Motivation Monday

I’m always on the lookout for simple, quick, and effective workouts I can do around the house. Something to do while ogling the Barefoot Contessa’s latest butter-based confection on TV, or after a kick butt cardio sesh.

With that, I bring you a new regular (hopefully weekly) post: Motivation Monday!  I’ll be sharing my quick and dirty home workouts–all designed to get you toned, taught, and tiny in 20 minutes or less. If you’re confused about what any of these moves are, you can easily Google them, leave me a comment below, find me on Twitter, or email me and I’ll fill you in!

This workout is designed to specifically work your all aspects of your arms, shoulders and abs. Feel free to throw in a few crunches at the end, if you’re feeling extra ambitious. Grab a pair of free weights (I use 10 lbs. weights), don’t forget to rest between each set (15-30 seconds should do), and get to work!

A reminder that I am not a certified trainer. All workouts are based on my own research and knowledge. Consult a doctor before starting an exercise routine to determine what is safe for you.