Cardio & Abs Workout

A FAT-BURNING, AB BUILDING WORKOUT

I want you to give me a thumbs up on YouTube if you're loving the home workouts and would like to see more! Last week's Full Body Workout With Weights had my entire body tingling and this week I'm proud to present another fan-requested workout: Cardio and Abs! 

Here are the exercise moves you can expect in this week's 15-minute video:

CARDIO MOVES

HIGH KNEES
PLANK JACKS
FROG JUMPS

AB MOVES

DOUBLE LEG DROPS
PLANK VARIATIONS
BICYCLES
MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS
WOOD CHOPPERS

Don't worry if this sounds intense. I'll be demonstrating the movements for you and there are also modifications that you can try if you're a beginner or you need to take it down a notch. Did you know that doing a combination of bodyweight exercises and cardio is the most effective way to combat excess weight and fat as well as build lean muscle and strength? Cardio is a great way to lean out and dip into your fat stores for energy to do the exercises, resulting in fat loss and a lower weight. Strength training moves keep the muscles under tension, building them up and boosting your metabolism. 

Something that I hear from a lot of people is that they do the same abs routine over and over again. While it's great to have some favorite go-to ab exercises, it is also crucial to modify the routine so that your abdominal muscles stay challenged. Think of your brain: you need to give it new stimuli everyday or else you won't learn anything new or retain new knowledge. Same thing with your abs! Doing the same exercise or ab video every single day will slow the progress and you'll find your results getting harder and harder to achieve. That's why I update my ab videos on a regular basis, bringing you new combinations of exercises and different routines to make sure that you are constantly trying something new! This is the reason so many people get amazing and fast results on my 30 DAY GET FIT PLAN!  PLUS - NEW FOR JULY! My 30-DAY GET FIT CALENDAR will have printable recipes and grocery lists. Making it so easy to meal prep for an amazing week of tasty dishes!

Another insider tip is that nutrition plays a tremendous role in your results. Many people think that eliminating a certain food group or drastically limiting calories is the way to go. Not so! The truth is, everyBODY is different and we will all require something slightly different. My daily diet may not work for you, but that's okay! I've got vegetarians, vegans, and meat-lovers on my team and they're all following a diet that works best for their specific bodies. This is why I recommend my Nutrition Plan; we work one-on-one with you to help yo come up with an eating plan that suits your needs and will help you achieve your goals. Before you swear off all carbs or decide to go meat-less, schedule a call with my team!

Press Play and lets do the workout!

Need help with your form on certain exercises? Check out my Tuesday Tips on Instagram! Every week I will be sharing a new move to help you learn the correct way to do an exercise. Getting the correct form can not only help with results, it will also reduce the risk of injury. Sometimes we might be wanting to work our glutes and because our form is off we are actually working the legs! 

TUESDSY TIP! 🙋🏼 After being inspired by my beautiful friend @melisfit_ I will be showing you my biggest tips every week to make sure you get the best out of your workout! Today we are going to conquer the overhead squat to tone up your lower body and avoid injury to the knees 😘 This is what works for ME and might be slightly different for each individual. 1️⃣ My knees and toes are facing inwards which puts pressure on the knees and doesn't activate the glutes ❌ You want to have your legs wider than your hips with your toes pointing slightly out. Push your knees out to the side, as you stand up press into the heels/outside of your feet and keep those knees out. 2️⃣ In this first picture my hips are tucked under which puts pressure on the spine. Instead stick your butt out as if you are going to sit on a loo from a foot away! 🤣 As you come to the top of your squat you want to tuck your hips under to the get the full range of motion to grow your butt. 3️⃣ Lastly don't look straight up to the sky as this will put strain on your neck. Keep your head in line with your back and look straight forward in your line of sight as you squat down. Pull your ribs in, keep breathing and smile! 💪🏻🏃🏼‍♀️💕👉🏻 In all my workout videos there are modifications which means everyone can get involved. If you want to take this squat to the next level try adding a resistance band just above your knees or hold onto weights 🏋🏼‍♀️ Tag a friend that you think might find this helpful and let me know what other exercises you want to see! 🙏🏻 #icanfeeltheburnrebecca #tuesdaytip