Well hello there, Tuesday! So nice of you to grace us with your presence.  You’re just a wee bit more tolerable than Monday.

But only slightly.

Last night’s speaking engagement went really well!  At least, I think so.  The ladies nodded along to everything I had to say and I got some pretty good follow-up and feedback comments afterwards.  The topic was “Getting Fit in 2012”.  If you’d like to hire Lindsay Wright to speak at your next baby shower or birthday party, please submit all inquiries to my manager.  I’ll probably be booked though.  Such is life.

[Side note – To serve my own vain purposes, I videotaped my talk.  Would that be something you guys would like to see??]

ok…Tuesday Trainer.

The theme for this week’s Tuesday Trainer in our new “My Go-To” series, was “My Go-To Heart Rate Booster”. 

Some WONDERFUL submissions this week!  Mostly plyometric, which makes complete sense, but I was surprised by some new moves that I’d never seen before (Hots & Colds and the Grasshopper!) 

I’m subbing for an Advanced Bootcamp class tonight, so I’ve already got these on my list of moves.  I love the challenge of being the sub, because the class has NO IDEA what you’re going to do.  You can pounce on them like a cat, claw them in the face, mark your territory…AND THEY STILL LOVE YOU and wish that you were a permanent teacher!! 

I like that.

The Workout

The “I Don’t Think So, Mr. Treadmill” Workout (to be said with sass, of course.)

A simple workout, requiring only a bench or stable chair.  To be used in place of cardio and sure to get your heart rate up!

Complete each move for 30 seconds.  Perform 10-15 standard pushups.  Rest 10 seconds.  Start again with the next move.

Warmup – 5-10 minutes

Stretch – 5 minutes

  • Mountain Climbers
  • Jump Squat
  • Hot and Colds
  • Tuck Jumps
  • Bench Jumps
  • High Knees
  • Lateral Lunge Hops
  • Lateral Box Jumps
  • Grasshoppers
  • Jumping Lunges

Cooldown & Stretching – 5-10 minutes

The Moves

Mountain Climbers – ME


TRX Jump Squat – Heather, betterwithveggies


Hot and Cold – Alyssa, lifeofblyss


Tuck Jump – Tina, bestbodyfitness


High Knees – Bonnie, bonnielangfitness


Lateral Lunge Hops – Bonnie, bonnielangfitness


Lateral Box Jumps – Lindsay, leangreenbean


Bench Jumps – Lindsay, insweetnessandinhealth


Bench Jump – Paige, runningaroundnormal


Grasshopper – Katie, yesiwantcake


Jump Lunges – Kristin, STUFTmama


Jump Lunges – Kirsten, kcaptures


My heart is pumping for sure.  But that could have something to do with the Peanut Butter Cheerios that I just devoured (SO good, you must get them!). 

Do this workout, guys!  Keep chugging along with your January resolutions!  You don’t want to look back a month or two from now and wish you’d started something amazing!

{End motivational rant.  I’m preaching to the choir.}

Thanks to all my contributors!  You guys make blogging SO fun!  And come back on Thursday, when I’ll announce the next theme in the “My Go-To” Series!

Happy Tuesday, indeed!


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  1. Ugh, of course you had to add push-ups in between each exercise. You know loathe them, right? ;-)

    In all seriousness…I love this week. I am going to do this workout this weekend – can’t wait!

  2. Great post; love the videos, ladies! Great combos of moves. I think most HR boosters are more plyo-oriented anyways; that’s what gets our hearts pounding! And I love that. ;) I did notice that where it says my high knees video it’s actually Kristin’s video; she’s on their twice and only my lateral lunge hop is represented. Just wanted to let you know!

    Thanks for all the work to wrangle our videos and help us represent some great moves; we’re stronger together! :D And have a BLAST tonight at bootcamp – I would LOVE to teach that (and be a part of your class!) with you. :)

  3. Yippee for these moves! I can’t wait to try them out. I’m a little tired just looking at them too. The boys and I will have to tackle them later. There are so many awesome moves I don’t have time to watch them all right now (I’ve got some screaming toddlers in their cribs). Will come back this afternoon for sure. Have fun subbing.