Give Me Strength Workout

I am trying to get caught up on my posts. Life gets hectic with family obligations, and that is when I’m thankful that I can get a quick workout in and still do everything I need to do for the family. My workout for Monday had to be quick and cover everything because I wouldn’t have made it through the day positively if I didn’t sweat a little. I think more clearly, and I’m definitely more optimistic after a workout. I have bad days, and feel like crawling back into bed. If I did that I would probably stay there for a week wallowing in self pity. When I get up and workout I can face the world, and the problems don’t seem as significant. When you have one of those days, get up and start a workout. If you can make it to the 5 minute mark, you will be more inclined to finish. Don’t give up!

I broke the workout into two parts.  I used my 30 lb. sandbag for the first part of my workout. If you don’t have a sandbag, you can use dumbbells, kettlebells, stability ball or just your body weight.

Part 1: Set your Gym Boss timer for 30 second work / 10 second rest  for 24 rounds. There are 12 exercises and you will go through the workout twice.

1) Walking Push-ups

(Step right hand and foot to right and push-up then back in and push-up. Then step left hand and foot to left and push-up)

2) Thigh Burners

3) Oblique Mountain Climbers

4) Clean & Press to Squat & Press

(It is a Clean and Press then hold at chest height and do a squat and press. Then lower weight to floor.)

5) Pendulums

6) Alternating Side V-Crunch

7) Sumo Squat with Alternating Side Swings

(I used a 15 lb. dumbbell)

8) Dip w/Dancing Crab

9) Sandbag Swings

10) Elevated Push-up with knee tuck

11) Right Side Plank Reach Through 

12) Left Side Plank Reach Through

My Scores:

12, 9

6, 6

25, 25

3, 3

55, 60

14, 16

14, 15

14, 15

15, 15

8, 13

14, 16

14, 16


Part 2: Set your Gym Boss timer to stopwatch. Perform 5 rounds.

1) Prisoner Squat                                                                      10x

2) Dive Bombers                                                                       10x

3) Sandbag Roll-up                                                                   10x

4) Walking Lunges                                                                    10x

(I used my 30 lb. sandbag and held it overhead)

5) Burpees                                                                                 10x

6) Walking Lunges                                                                    10x

(I used my 30 lb. sandbag and held it overhead)

I did 5 rounds in 17:11.

Let me know how you did.