by | Dec 31, 2014 | 5 comments

First things first … as we have reached the final day of 2014, I want to thank you for supporting The Lyons’ Share by reading this blog.  If you’re not a subscriber to my newsletter and don’t follow me on Facebook, you may have missed my 2014 Thank You video.  If you haven’t seen it, please take a moment to view it below.  And once again – thank you, from the bottom of my heart!

Now, let’s talk New Year’s Eve … a day notorious for lots of drinking, celebration, and indulgence.  If you want a workout to get you feeling great before a night on the town, or anticipate needing a workout tomorrow to get you back to feeling like yourself, I’ve got a great one for you.

This workout is tough!  I took my sister-in-law and brother-in-law through the workout on Christmas Day, and they were such good sports (but I think they wanted to slap me halfway through!).  Their hip flexors were especially sore the next day, which is great – many people have weak hip flexors without even knowing it, and weak hip flexors can inhibit core strength. The workout should take 45 minutes or so, depending on how much you rest in between exercises.

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Are you ready?  Let’s get to the workout!

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There are a few exercises you may not be familiar with.  Below are either links to videos, or explanations: 

  • Crunchy frogs
  • Around the world squat thrust: perform the exercise in this video, but jump center (as shown), then back, then jump your knees up and to the left, then back, then center (as shown), then back, then up and to the right, then back.  Each jump forward (right, center, or left) counts as one rep.
  • Around the world lunges: With hands on your hips, lunge forward with your right leg.  Return to start and lunge to the side with your right leg.  Return to start and lunge back with your right leg.  Return to start and lunge back with your left leg, return to start, lunge side with your left leg, return to start, and lunge forward with your left leg.  This is 6 reps, so you complete 10 total around the worlds.
  • Bird-Dog crunches
  • Frog leaps
  • Skydivers
  • Manmakers: 4 plank rows, 3 squat thrusts, 2 push-ups, then jump up to standing.  That is one rep.

By the way: If you’re still looking for New Year’s Resolutions, be sure you haven’t missed Monday’s post, featuring 7 New Year’s Resolutions for your mental health!  Or, check out last year’s post with 7 Lyons’ Share approved Resolutions!

So tell me in the comments … what is your workout for today?  What are your New Year’s Resolutions?

5 Comments

  1. Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine

    This looks like a great workout! I went to Body Pump this morning and definitely felt the burn! I have some goals for the New Year in mind but still trying to figure out more specifics:) Hope to share them at the end of the week!
    Happy New Year!!
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  2. Michael Anderson

    I loved the pic on Instagram of the workout with your family 🙂

    We are low-key … both kids have things they are going to, and Lisa has to work both days and is fighting off a cold. So we’ll just hang out and relax and enjoy being together as we crest another new year together. Which is pretty much a great way to do things.

    And I loved your video – and hope 2015 brings you continued success in your business, your marriage and your life. You are a wonderful person and deserve to have all the happiness you share reflected back to you.
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  3. Carina

    Missing you this week! Hope you’re having fun. I skipped boot camp this morning in favor of the long-standing “loop the lake” tradition. Such a fun way to end the year and see where you are running-wise year to year. My time was slower this year and I had to run solo since I had to be at the office early and the group run started at 7, but it was still lovely — thinking about the year, saying happy new year to others out there (strangers and friends), bearably cold temps, getting some advance calorie-burn for a great bottle of wine (and dinner too) we’re sharing with friends tonight. It’s a great way to end the year. See you soon!
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