Ok fitness family time to get workout out and the next few weeks workouts will be step themed. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while and I did plan on spacing them out but I went out in the yard and did three one afternoon, which gave me all the workouts I need for the time I’ll be on vacation. It’s almost like I’m planning this 😉 Anyway I have had this Reebok step for YEARS. We picked it up on the curbside for free many years ago and it’s been a part of my workouts since. Always good to see what other people are throwing out, one womans trash is another woman’s treasure after all. You can find some fitness steps for sale on amazon also.
This weeks workout is interval style, 4 exercises repeated. So set your timer for 45s work, 15s rest for at least two rounds of work. You need at least two, for the eight minutes so that you complete the step ups on both leading legs. Obviously if you want it longer then set your timer for 16 minutes, or more. The timing is an option if you aren’t ready for 45 seconds of work, then just do 30, always make the modifications you need. Remember if you want to get the videos straight away subscribe to my youtube channel! The full video is below
This weeks workout starts with a RIGHT LEG STEP UP. Stepping the right leg on top of the step, followed by the left. Then step down with the right leg, then the left. Ensure your full foot lands on the step. Avoid the heel hanging off the edge.
Standing side on to the step for OVER THE TOP. This over the top is long ways. Again stepping up, laterally this time, with the right leg, then the left. So you are standing on top, then come down with the right and left. Think of it more as a lateral shuffle on top of the step.
Step one leg on and one leg off the step to come into a 3 PULSE SQUAT. In that squat position with one foot on top of the step do three small pulses low into the squat then hop over the top of the step to switch sides and repeat the pulses on the opposite side.
Then it’s time for the leg burner BOX JUMPS on top of the step. Starting with a soft knee power up on top of the step, land soft, then jump back down.
Then repeat doing the exercises leading on the left leg this time until your eight minutes is up. Or continue for two rounds of work at 16 minutes, etc.
Do you have a step? Do you use a step in your workouts?