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You are what you deepest desire is. As is your desire, so is your intention. As is your intention, so is your will. As is your will, so is your deed. As is your deed, so is your destiny. ~Upanishads text.
What is your deepest desire?

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Want a Quickie... Workout?


Got 10 minutes?  Jump start your morning with this 10 minute exercise routine. Its quick and easy, gets  your metabolism going for the day and you can do it right in your home!

Start your morning with a full body stretch routine seen here:

Then... Go right into your workout!

NEED:  Water, Kettlebell and a mat 

Do each exercise for 50 seconds, taking a 10 second break inbetween each exercise:

Exercise 1:  Jumping jacks (gets your cardio going!)

Exercise 2: Squats

Exercise 3:  Mountain Climbers  (add a twist to intensify)

Exercise 4:  Kettlebell 1 arm swing with right arm  (bell in one hand, other arm out to your side.  Be sure your swing is controlled and pop up using your hips.  Once bell is at eye level, return to a swing.)

Exercise 5:  Kettlebell 1 arm swing with left arm  (bell in one hand, other arm out to your side. Be sure your swing is controlled and pop up using your hips. Once bell is at eye level, return to a swing.)



Exercise 6:  Jumping Jacks

Exercise 7:  Plank  (down on your elbows and toes, butt low and hold!)

Exercise 8:  1 leg lunge right leg (step back with one leg and start on your toes. drop straight down from your center as if someone has a string over your head. Be sure that your knee and ankle are parallel and knee stays behind your toes.)



Exercise 9:  1 leg lunge left leg (step back with one leg and start on your toes. drop straight down from your center as if someone has a string over your head.  Be sure that your knee and ankle are parallel and knee stays behind your toes.)

Exercise 10: Jackknives (lay flat on back and bring arms and one leg to center of body for a crunch. Lower leg and repeat with opposite leg)
 

How did you do?

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