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There are days — like today, TBH — where you just wish there were more hours in the day to get everything done. Including a good workout. (Kinda like this one.) Thankfully, the folks at Crunch conjured up a 30-minute class that torches the amount of calories you normally would in 60. Can somebody pinch us, please?
The logic beyond Body Blitz's massive fat-burning abilities? "The workout keeps moving from one exercise to the next very quickly, hitting the whole body and adding in some cardio bursts," says Michelle Opperman, Group Fitness Manager at Crunch in San Francisco. "You can squeeze 60 minutes into 30 and get a great workout by pushing harder and more intensely in those 30 minutes if you are willing to go a little bit outside of your comfort zone.
Sound too good to be true? Try Body Blitz for yourself. At home. RIGHT NOW. SERIOUSLY. Oppenham created this at-home routine exclusively for you guys so experience the time-saving techniques from exercise class from the comfort of your own home (or apartment, in our case). Just add these 4 moves to your regular routine 2 to 3 times a week to tone up fast without sacrificing a single moment of your limited, precious free time. We get it.
Chest Press Glute Bridge
Lie facing up with your knees bent on a mat or the floor. Bend your elbows out and down to form a 90-degree angle hovering just above the floor. Contract your chest and straighten your arms as you lift your torso off the floor to your mid back keeping your abs tight. Slowly lower back to your starting position and repeat. Do 15 reps.
Read on for the rest of the workout.
Sumo Squat Uprow
Standing, separate your feet into a wide stance with your toes and knees slightly turned out. Bend your knees lowering your hips towards the floor into a squat with your arms hanging in front, holding a full bottle of water in each hand. Come up from the squat by straightening your knees and squeezing your glutes while bending your elbows and pulling the "weights" up to the inside edge of your shoulders. Your elbows should be higher than your wrists. Straighten your arms and repeat. Do 15 reps.
Supported Plank Row
Start in the top of a push-up position with your body in a straight line from your head to your heels. Your back should be flat with your abs tight in a plank formation. Begin with both arms straight and a full bottle of water in each hand. Slowly bend one elbow straight back and up then return to your starting point. Switch sides. Continue to alternate sides. Do a total of 20 reps.
Curtsy Side Squat
Standing, step diagonally back and behind your body with the right foot keeping your heel lifted. Bend both knees lowering your hips to the floor. Keep your hips facing the front of the room. Straighten your legs and step sideways with the right foot then lower your hips towards the floor. Straighten and repeat on the same side. Do 10 reps then repeat on the other side.
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