Spring Break Booyah Workout

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Greetings from your Friendly New England Beach Ghost!

Spring Break means spending all day in a swimsuit on the beach in the sunshine, with a frosty bev in hand and surrounded by your friends (okay, and for me personally, with SPF 100 and a hat on to reflect all those UV rays back into the atmosphere – I may be partially responsible for the depletion of the ozone layer). Seeing that it is about 36Β°F / 2Β°C in Boston right now, that sounds pretty damn fantastic. In the spirit of Spring Break V, I came up with a fun Spring Break themed workout that you can do at the gym or at home. I know that a lot of these spring break workouts focus on “achieving your perfect beach body” but I really think that is a bunch of crap (get that sh*t outta here). I’d much rather focus on how great I feel when I can accomplish something awesome, like doing a super high box jump or swinging from the monkey bars (SO HARD – which seems so unfair because I was the ultimate monkey bar boss at age 8!!). I’ve said it so many times before (if you need a reminder, please check out my Driving a Fleet of Struggle Buses post), but fitness is about improving yourself (not comparing yourself to others, or getting down on yourself because you don’t look like a 19 year old swimsuit model – what a gigantic waste of time!). I want everyone to focus on how absolutely fabulous they are RIGHT NOW, like right this minute (I am telling myself this as I write it because I’m feeling a little fluffy after eating like I’ll never see food again this week – I’m human just like everyone else and bumming out happens, but sometimes you’ve got to take a step back and realize how utterly ridiculous it is, and push that thought right out of your head – BYE). So get down with your fabulous self and get your booty ready for this stellar Spring Break workout by yours truly – bikini tops and sunglasses optional! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

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This workout combines a lot of tried-and-true basics, and depending on how you’re feeling, you can cut the rounds down by doing each exercise for :30 seconds right out of the gate and repeating each round three times. I’m not going to lie – this is not an easy one – so get ready to put on your big boy/big girl Beast Mode Pants. If you’re looking for a solid challenge, it’s a good way to blast out a full-body workout, with both strength training and cardio components (now, just remember I am not a certified trainer! I’m a chemist. I just like to share what I do in order to give you guys new ideas and creative ways to mix up your own workout. So, don’t do anything crazy or beyond your fitness level, k? And always seek the advice of a certified trainer, yadda yadda – gotta throw it out there). Ready?! Here we go!

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Spring Break Booyah Workout

Warm up: Jog for 5 minutes

Round One: Legs

Repeat each round three times for (1) One minute; (2) 45 seconds; (3) 30 seconds, with a quick cardio segment after.

  • Box Jump
  • Squats
  • Lunges

After completing the circuit three times, do some sprints for cardio.

Round Two: Core

Repeat each round three times for (1) One minute; (2) 45 seconds; (3) 30 seconds, with a quick cardio segment after.

  • V-Ups
  • Bicycle Crunches
  • Plank

After completing the circuit three times, run some stairs for cardio.

Round Three: Arms

Repeat each round three times for (1) One minute; (2) 45 seconds; (3) 30 seconds, with a quick cardio segment after.

  • Shoulder press
  • Bicep curls
  • Overhead tricep extensions

After completing the circuit three times, do cardio of your choice for a minute or two (or just go straight to the cool down πŸ˜‰ ).

Bonus Round: If you’re not dead yet…

  • 25 Burpees
  • 25 Push-Ups
  • 25 Sit-Ups
  • YOU DID ITTTT!! BOOYAH!!

Cool Down: Walk until your heart rate slows. Do lots of stretching and drink water!! πŸ˜€

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Action shot mid box jump! Wooohoooo!

This workout kicked my butt! I hope that you guys truly enjoy your hump day today, and get out there and get it! And yes, I 100% wore those sunglasses and bikini top at my gym at 5:30 am just to bring you guys a true Booyah Spring Break workout experience, from the front lines (I wish I could have taken pictures of people’s reactions to me wearing a bikini top and sunglasses inside the gym in March when it was like 20 degrees outside – aaaamazing! Just use your imagination). So, I hope you guys have as much fun today as I did goofing around at the gym (let’s get weirddd!) – we are already halfway through our week! Booyah!

With warmth and bikini tops,

L

PS: The sun never sets on a badass. Make sure you rock your sunnies today. πŸ˜‰

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7 thoughts on “Spring Break Booyah Workout

  1. Not only are you a beast in the gym, you seem to have an excellent talent as a snapchat artist. I think you really captured the spring break feel in your photos. πŸ˜‰
    PS Never not wear the bikini top over your workout clothes. #flawless

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  2. yesssss! I was waiting for this post πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    you have awesome box jumping skills and microsoft paint skilllllz πŸ™‚

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  3. Pingback: L’s Spring Break Packing Must Haves | Bubbles and booyah

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