Running is my favorite way to workout, but on days when I can’t get out to run or on x-training days I want workouts that challenge me. I call them Kick-Butt workouts.
I recently purchased a DVD workout, something I haven’t done in years. I choose Jillian Michaels Extreme Shed & Shred DVD $9.69 at Target.
This is a total body workout with a mix of kickboxing,Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, yoga and weight training. It has two 45-minute workouts with modifications for beginners and seasoned athletes looking for a challenge. It also includes an online meal plan if you need guidance. On my Kick-Butt meter of a scale from 1 to 5, 5 being the top, this workout rates a 4.
But my absolute number one recommendation for a Kick-Butt workout is NTC (Nike Training Club). It’s an app for your phone or tablet that’s available for iphone and Android users, and it is FREE, FREE, FREE!!!
Choose your goal.
Choose your level and a workout, there are over 100 workouts to choose from.
Workouts range from 30 minutes to 45 minutes.
There is a video guide if you need help with form and the workout is paused while you watch the video
When you are ready resume the workout and the timer starts again.
As you complete workouts you will be rewarded with additional bonus workouts, some from professional athletes.
I rate NTC a 5 on the Kick-Butt meter.
Prepare to sweat when you do these workouts.
If you want to be swimsuit ready for the summer, these workouts will get you there! No Gym Membership Required.
Not all of the workouts use equipment, but when equipment is needed, so far all I have used have been a mat, dumbbells, or medicine ball.