Workout Wednesday: The “You Ain’t Done Yet!” Workout Finisher

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Hello hello!

Happy Wednesday!

Last week, I posted my most popular workouts from 2016, but today, I’m comin’ at ya with the first workout of 2017! Woot woot.

These days, I’m all about workout intensity. I want workouts that are going to challenge me, max out my muscles, and leave me a big sweaty mess. Part of this is pushing past your “workout wall” and taking things a bit further than you think you can! A great way to do this is to tack on a workout finisher to the end of your workouts.

What is a workout finisher? Well, it’s simply a short set of exercises that is completed at the end of your official workout – when the finisher is done, your workout is REALLY over.

The possibilities are endless, and I plan on sharing more of the ones I do in the future, but today I’m starting with one I do quite often!

There are just two moves but paired together they will really make you work!

Here’s how to do it:

You are basically performing a descending pyramid workout. Start with 12 kettlebell swings followed by 12 pushups, then go right into 11 kettlebell swings and 11 pushups…and so on, all the way down to one of each!

You ain’t done working out if you ain’t done this workout finisher!

Good lawd! You’ll be reaching for a towel and some H2O! All in just a few minutes. Quick, simple, and majorly effective, folks. I’ve got this treadmill interval workout on tap for today and I’m going to do the finisher right after!

This workout finisher goes with my theme of achieving personal bests this year – we become our best by going that extra mile and pushing just a bit further at each opportunity. To see awesome results we have to challenge ourselves! So when you think you’re done, don’t stop! Do this instead. ;)

Make it a great one!

Cheers

Wicked Healthy Wonderings: Do you ever do workout finishers? How do you tell when “you’re done” with your workout?

BONUS: How man total reps are performed in this workout? MATH!

*Disclaimer: I am not a certified personal trainer. Please consult with your doctor before attempting new workouts!*

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    • Annmarie
    • January 5, 2017

    LOVE adding finishers to the end of my workouts! I was going to do one after my hill repeats this morning but I could barely breathe, haha!

    • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    • January 6, 2017

    I think I’ll add this to the end of my workout today!

    • Janelle @ Run With No Regrets
    • January 7, 2017

    Wow that sounds killer! I’ve never done a workout finisher…I’m just getting going with the Nike Training app workouts and they’ve been great so far. #wowlinkup

    • Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club
    • January 9, 2017

    Oh my you are a BEAST!!!! This “finisher” will have you grappling and looking for the DOOR…while crawling. I love it. You have a similar philosophy to my trainer he believes in setting yourself apart and doing what others won’t do to get what they won’t have. #wowlinkup

    • Erica { EricaDHouse.com }
    • January 11, 2017

    I’m with Suz – I haven’t upped my intensity in years and my lack of change/progress is a reflection of that!

    • Jess @hellotofit
    • January 11, 2017

    I don’t usually make a note to do workout finishers, but one I’ve been doing lately is a fast-as-possible 300 meter row on the erg. Definitely gets the heart rate up!

    • Elsie @ Sharing Healthiness
    • January 14, 2017

    I love finishers!! I tend to choose HIIT or high intensity cardio as I like to finish with a bang and get that endorphin rush! 😉

    • Susie @ SuzLyfe
    • January 15, 2017

    I need to up my intensity, big time. I love the idea of a finisher–I did pushups as a finisher yesterday (but you could probably have said it was the whole workout, really, haha).

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