When you're jamming a workout in between meetings, dates, errands and all your other plans, multi-tasking exercises that target a variety of muscle groups can be your BFFs. Compound moves are fitness expert and social media star Anna Victoria's favorite way to get a full-body workout that torches calories and builds muscles.
LIVESTRONG.COM has teamed up with the Fit Body Guides founder to bring you the 6-Week Spring Shred, a challenge that is sure get your body out of winter hibernation mode. Starting March 1 for six weeks, Anna Victoria will show you five compound moves to repeat for five reps that’ll engage your whole body, especially targeting your abs, glutes, upper arms and quads. By switching up your exercises every week, you can avoid plateaus and make serious progress.
By incorporating total-body workouts into your routine, you’ll not only increase strength, you’ll also burn more calories and improve your flexibility. Not to mention, you can do these exercises in your living room with nothing but a yoga mat and a set of dumbbells.
How to join the challenge? Become a member of our Facebook Challenge Group, and do each week's workout six days a week for six weeks. Each workout video includes a circuit of five moves that should be repeated five times. Take a quick rest and then repeat the entire circuit of all five sets as many times as you can. Post in the Facebook Challenge Group about your experience and help motivate your fellow challengers!
-Squat & Press: Repeat 5 times
-Speed Skater Lunge & Squat Jump: Repeat 5x
-Biceps Curl to Hammer Curl: Repeat 5x
-Push-Up & Commandos: Repeat 5x
-Full V-Up to a Bent Leg V-Up: Repeat 5x
Take a 30 to 60 second break and start from the top. The great thing about this workout is that it can be personalized to how much time you have. We recommend doing it for at least 10 minutes a day, 6 days a week, but if you do it for 30 minutes a day, 6 days a week, you're much more likely to see results after 6 weeks. The American Heart Association and federal agencies all recommend at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise to maintain cardiovascular health.
Start Week 1 NOW and do it for six days, take a rest day and then start on Week 2 of the 6-Week Spring Shred!