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Spring Break Workout – 3 Week Plan

Spring Break Workout – 3 Week Plan

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Spring Break Workout


Week 1

Sunday: day off, but make it a goal to do something that makes you break a sweat at least once

Monday: 30 minutes cardio

– Arm exercises: 3 sets of 12 with 3-5 lb. weights.

Tricep Extension: With a weight in both hands, lift the hands above the head and then, keeping the elbows in close to the ears, bend at the elbow and lower the weight down behind your head.
3 sets of 12 bicep curls (using the “slow burn” technique explained below)
Pushups
Shoulder presses
– Ab exercises:

Plank—Hold for 30 seconds. Repeat 2 more times.
Crunches: 12 center crunches, 12 to the left, 12 to the right. Repeat 2 more times. (Try doing them on a stability ball for a more intense ab workout)
– Leg exercises:

Forward lunges: 12 forward lunges on your right leg. 12 forward lunges on your left leg. 10 squats.
Wall sits: “Sit” for 30 seconds on the wall, making sure that your legs are at a 90-degree angle.
Repeat all three exercises (lunges, squats, and wall sits) 2 more times.
Tuesday: 45 minutes cardio

Wednesday: 30 minutes cardio

– Arm exercises: 3 sets of 12 with 3-5 lb weights.

“Slow burn” Bicep curls. With 3-5 lb weights in each hand, let your arms hang by your side. Bending at the elbow, lift your hands to your shoulders, and then lower very slowly back down (it should take you 10 seconds to lower the weight). Do 3 sets of 12. Repeat with your left hand
3 sets of 12 pushups
Tricep extensions (3 sets of 12)
Shoulder presses (3 sets of 12)
– Ab exercises:

Plank—Hold for 35 seconds. Repeat 2 more times.
Leg raises: Lie on your back and put both feet up in the air, creating a 90-degree angle with the body. Keeping the legs straight, lower both feet back to the ground (don’t let them touch) and then raise them back up. Do three sets of 12, alternating with the plank exercises.
– Leg exercises:

Forward lunges: 12 forward lunges on your right leg. 12 forward lunges on your left leg. 10 squats.
Wall sits: “Sit” for 30 seconds on the wall, making sure that your legs are at a 90-degree angle.
Toe raises: Stand flat on your feet. Push yourself up onto the balls of your feet, hold for 3 seconds, and lower your heels. Do 3 sets of 12 (To up the intensity, try doing one foot at a time. For example, stand on your right foot. Push yourself up onto the ball of your foot, hold for 3 seconds, and lower your heel. Do 3 sets of 12, then do your left leg).
Repeat all four exercises (lunges, squats, wall sits, and toe raises) 2 more times.
Thursday: 45 minutes cardio

Friday: 30 minutes cardio; repeat Monday’s arm, ab, and leg exercises. (Shoulder press: With dumbbells in both hands and hands down at your sides, lift your arms to make a “T” with your body, keeping your arms straight and bringing the weights to the level of your shoulder).

Saturday: 45 minutes cardio

Week 2

“For Week 2, you’ll need to up the intensity of your workouts. You can do this at your own pace, but remember that you need to be a little bit uncomfortable when doing the exercises. If the suggestions here aren’t enough for you, use a slightly heavier weight or perform more repetitions. The example here uses the same size weights for Week 2, but more repetitions of each exercise,” True explains.

Sunday: day off, but make it a goal to do something that makes you break a sweat at least once

Monday: 35 minutes cardio

– Arm exercises: 3 sets of 15 with 3-5 lb. weights.

Tricep Extension: With a weight in both hands, lift the hands above the head and then, keeping the elbows in close to the ears, bend at the elbow and lower the weight down behind your head.
3 sets of 15 bicep curls (using the slow burn technique)
Pushups (3 sets of 15)
Shoulder presses (3 sets of 15)
– Ab exercises:

Plank—Hold for 40 seconds. Repeat 2 more times.
Toe touches: Lying flat on the floor, bring the right foot and left hand together in the center of your body (keeping your leg and arm straight), then lower your leg and arms at the same time. Repeat on the opposite side; repeat 5 times on each side for a total of 12.
Crunches: 15 center crunches, 15 to the left, 15 to the right. Repeat 2 more times. (Try doing them on a stability ball for a more intense ab workout).
-Leg exercises:

Forward lunges: 15 forward lunges on your right leg. 15 forward lunges on your left leg. 12 squats.
Wall sits: “Sit” for 35 seconds on the wall, making sure that your legs are at a 90-degree angle.
Repeat all three exercises (lunges, squats, and wall sits) 2 more times.
Tuesday: 45 minutes cardio

Wednesday: 30 minutes cardio

– Arm exercises: 3 sets of 15 with 3-5 lb weights.

“Slow burn” Bicep curls. With 3-5 lb weights in each hand, let your arms hang by your side. Bending at the elbow, lift your hands to your shoulders, and then lower very slowly back down (it should take you 10 seconds to lower the weight). Do 3 sets of 15. Repeat with your left hand.
Pushups (3 sets of 15)
Tricep extensions (3 sets of 15)
Shoulder presses (3 sets of 15)
– Ab exercises:

Plank—Hold for 45 seconds. Repeat 2 more times.
Leg raises: Lie on your back and put both feet up in the air, creating a 90-degree angle with the body. Keeping the legs straight, lower both feet back to the ground (don’t let them touch) and then raise them back up. Do three sets of 15, alternating with the plank exercises.
– Leg exercises:

Forward lunges: 15 forward lunges on your right leg. 15 forward lunges on your left leg. 12 squats.
Wall sits: “Sit” for 35 seconds on the wall, making sure that your legs are at a 90-degree angle.
Toe raises: Stand flat on your feet. Push yourself up onto the balls of your feet, hold for 3 seconds, and lower your heels. Do 3 sets of 15 (To up the intensity, try doing one foot at a time. For example, stand on your right foot. Push yourself up onto the ball of your foot, hold for 3 seconds, and lower your heel. Do 3 sets of 15, then do your left leg).
Repeat all four exercises (lunges, squats, wall sits, and toe raises) 2 more times.
Thursday: 50 minutes cardio

Friday: 30 minutes cardio; repeat Monday’s arm, ab, and leg exercises.

Saturday: 45 minutes cardio

Week 3

“For Week 3, you’ll need to, again, up the intensity of your workouts. Another way to change up the exercises is to do each exercise for a certain amount of time (i.e., as many pushups as possible in 30 seconds). That’s how the workouts for Week 3 are structured. You might be surprised at how challenging this can be even though you’ve already been doing these exercises for 2 weeks. If 30 seconds isn’t long enough for some of the exercises, up the time to 45 seconds or 1 minute,” says True.

Sunday: day off

Monday: 30 minutes cardio

– Arm exercises:

Do each of the following exercises for 30 seconds, in the order they are listed. Try not to take a break in between each exercise and try to do as many as you can in 30 seconds:

Tricep extension
Bicep curl (rather than doing the “slow burn” technique, do as many as you can in 20 seconds)
Shoulder presses
Pushups
– Ab exercises:

Plank—Hold for 45 seconds. Repeat 2 more times.
Leg raises: Do as many leg raises as you can in 30 seconds. Repeat 2 more times.
– Leg exercises:

With your 3-5 lb dumbbells in each hand, do as many lunges as you can in 30 seconds; repeat with squats.
Wall sits: “Sit” for 40 seconds on the wall, making sure that your legs are at a 90-degree angle.
Repeat all three exercises (lunges, squats, and wall sits) 2 more times.
Tuesday: 55 minutes cardio

Wednesday: 40 minutes cardio

– Arm exercises:

Do each of the following exercises for 35 seconds, in the order they are listed. Try not to take a break in between each exercise and try to do as many as you can in 30 seconds:

Tricep extension
Bicep curl (rather than doing the “slow burn” technique, do as many as you can in 20 seconds)
Shoulder presses
Pushups
– Ab exercises:

Plank—Hold for 40 seconds. Repeat 2 more times.
Leg raises: Do as many leg raises as you can in 30 seconds. Repeat 2 more times.
Toe touches: Do as many toe touches (alternating leg/arm combination) as you can in 30 seconds. Repeat 2 more times.
– Leg exercises:

With your 3-5 lb. dumbbells in each hand, do as many lunges as you can in 30 seconds; repeat with squats.
Wall sits: “Sit” for 40 seconds on the wall, making sure that your legs are at a 90-degree angle.
Toe raises: do as many toe raises as you can in 30 seconds (do not hold for 3 seconds when you are on the ball of your foot).
Repeat all four exercises (lunges, squats, wall sits, toe raises) 2 more times.
Thursday: 45 minutes cardio

Friday: 30 minutes cardio; repeat Monday’s arm, ab, and leg workout.

Saturday: 45 minutes cardio