10 minute, full body ladder workout

Happy Friday-Eve, lovelies! You ready for a ladder workout to work your entire body?

This is one of my favorite style of workouts to do while traveling, so I wanted to share another awesome bodyweight workout quickie.

When you’re traveling, sometimes fitting in workouts can be a challenge, let alone getting to the gym. When this is the case,  I see lots of my clients and friends skipping workouts or resorting to steady state cardio (like running or walking outside).

That’s why I created this HIIT ladder workout.

The why

Did you know that HIIT is the ONLY form of cardio that builds muscle rather than breaks it down?

When we go out and run for long distances, at a steady pace,  your body slowly breaks down muscle for fuel.  Yikes.

That’s why I prioritize HIIT cardio for myself and my clients. These workouts are so effective at burning fat, building muscle, and increasing our resting metabolism.

The workout

Today’s workout is a ascending ladder of just two exercises: the burpee and the jump lunge.

A ascending ladder just means that you will start with 1 rep of one exercise and 10 reps of the other, adding 1 rep to the first exercise and subtracting 1 rep from the other until reaching the allotted number of reps. For example, with this workout, you will complete 1 burpee and 10 jump lunge (per leg) in the first round. Rest as needed. Then complete 2 burpees and 9 jump lunges (per leg).

A ascending ladder just means that you will start with 1 rep of one exercise and 10 reps of the other, adding 1 rep to the first exercise and subtracting 1 rep from the other until reaching the allotted number of reps. For example, with this workout, you will complete 1 burpee and 10 jump lunge (per leg) in the first round. Rest as needed. Then complete 2 burpees and 9 jump lunges (per leg).

As always, take it to your level.

Regressions:

  • Do step back burpees for a low impact variation
  • Perform alternating back lunges (no jump)

Progressions:

  • Add a push up to your burpees
  • Perfom jump tuck lunges (yikes)

The video

This one is a super quickie! You can complete the workout in less than 10 minutes, making it absolutely perfect for days when you’ve got absolutely no time. 

When you smash your workout, be sure to tag me on instagram and facebook so I can cheer you on 🙂

If you’re looking for a fitness jumpstart or need some help reaching your fitness goals and aren’t sure where to start, my free fitness challenge is perfect for you!

For seven days, you’ll receive:

  • Daily workouts that can be done in less than thirty minutes and will keep your body burning for hours afterward
  • Nutrition & mindset challenges to keep you on the right track
  • Tons of motivation and accountability

I’d love for you to join me!

What’s your go-to workout when you’re busy?

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