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2-Week Total-Body Challenge — Just a Few Minutes a Day

Jan 2 2017 - 1:00pm

If you enjoyed toning your legs with our Squat Challenge [1], your core loved the Crunch Challenge [2], and your upper body felt pumped doing the Push-Up Challenge [3], get ready for a total-body fitness challenge that combines exercises from all three of these challenges to strengthen and firm your entire body. This is a short workout anyone can fit into their busy day because it only takes a few intense minutes.

This challenge only involves three exercises: sumo squats, T push-ups, and V crunches. Below are descriptions of how to do each move, and below that is the two-week plan. Instead of completing a certain amount of reps, by the end of the two weeks, you'll be able to do a minute of each exercise twice through. The beauty of this challenge is to get you in the habit of strength training four to five times a week. And once you reach the 14th day, keep going, with the mind-set that a little bit of time spent toning your muscles goes a long way.

Sumo Squat

T Push-Up

V Crunch

The Two-Week Plan

Safely and effectively complete as many reps as you can of sumo squats, T push-ups, and V crunches for the time designated below. Feel free to adjust the times based on your ability level.

Day Time
Day 1 30 seconds each
Day 2 30 seconds each, repeat twice
Day 3 35 seconds each
Day 4 Rest
Day 5 40 seconds each
Day 6 40 seconds each, repeat twice
Day 7 45 seconds each
Day 8 Rest
Day 9 50 seconds each
Day 10 50 seconds each, repeat twice
Day 11 55 seconds each
Day 12 Rest
Day 13 60 seconds each
Day 14 60 seconds each, repeat twice

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