Some things are just part of everyday life. As part of your daily routine, you eat, drink, breathe, and sleep. You do these actions because they are vital. Shouldn’t certain exercises also be a vital addition to every workout? Our 5 Exercises Every Workout Should Include offers a diverse group of multi-muscle working, fat-burning, cardio-enhancing exercises to give every workout an extra edge.
Even on their own, these five exercises are pivotal to building a stronger, faster, and leaner you. Burpees are everyone’s worst nightmare for a good reason: they push you to your cardio limit, and they’re a total body exercise. If you haven’t mastered pushups yet, your fitness journey is missing out because it’s the standard for bodyweight strength! Alternating Half Jackknife Sit-Ups provide total ab work on all sides, and the Dumbbell Swing is a fun lower body and shoulder routine. Last but not least, the Jump Squat with Shoulder Press is an essential, compound exercise that works two or more groups of muscles in one rep. It’s a cardio booster and muscle builder.
Master this workout and each exercise, and you’ll be able to throw any of the exercises into the mix of any workout. You won’t believe how much stronger, focused, and challenged you’ll feel!
5 Exercises Every Workout Should Include
What to Do: Perform this workout five times a week.
What You’ll Need: A yoga mat or soft surface, an interval timer (available on most phones), one set of light dumbbells and one set of heavy dumbbells (see below for suggested weights).
Beginner Workout: Perform each exercise for 30 seconds, with 30 seconds of rest in between each exercise. Complete four rounds, resting for 30 seconds in between each round. For light dumbbells, use 5 to 10 pounds and 20 pounds for heavy reps.
Intermediate Workout: Perform each exercise for 45 seconds, with 30 seconds of rest in between each exercise. Complete four rounds, resting for 30 seconds in between each round. For light dumbbells, use 10 to 15 pounds and 25 pounds for heavy reps.
Advanced Workout: Perform each exercise for 45 seconds with no rest in between each exercise. Complete five rounds, resting for 30 seconds in between each round. For light dumbbells, use 15 to 20 pounds and 30 pounds for heavy reps.
- Alternating Half Jackknife Situps
- Dumbbell Swing (heavy dumbbell)
- Jump Squat w/ Shoulder Press (set of light dumbbells)
Alternating Half Jackknife Situps
Jump Squat w/ Shoulder Press
Now that you’ve learned and mastered the 5 Exercises Every Workout Should Include, it’s time to add them to any of our existing challenges to push your body to the limit.
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