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 2015, but today, I’m comin’ at ya with the first workout of 2016! 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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    • Susie @ Suzlyfe
    • January 8, 2016

    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).

    • rebeca
    • January 8, 2016

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

    • Annmarie
    • January 11, 2016

    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!

    • Emily
    • January 16, 2016

    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! 😉

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