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Fat Blasting Workout Finishers

Hey! determination

Woof, I don’t know about you, but we had a crazy packed weekend that all culminated with Andrea, Maren and I watching a collegiate gymnastics meet yesterday afternoon.

Two things immediately came to mind…

1. Gymnasts are amazing.  I’m always in awe when watching gymnasts flip and fling their bodies all over the place (even when they face-plant!)

2. Hot dogs still taste good, but only for like 30 seconds, and then it’s regret…lots of regret.

Anyway, I have something I’d like you to do this week…

It’s a kickin’ workout assignment, should you choose to accept it.

After every workout you are going to do a mini-workout, or “finisher” as some like to call them.

What’s the point?

They serve many purposes, and the purpose really comes from what YOU want, and the goal of your overall workout program.

If you want to lose fat, then the mini-workout should be highly metabolic.

If you want nicer looking, stronger shoulders, then the mini-workout should hit htat mark.

Same goes for arms or legs.

What about abs?

I’d rather you stick to a metabolic finisher than some type of “isolation” movements.  Why?  Because most folks, when they say they want better abs, really mean they want to lose the fat sitting on their stomach and if you want to lose the fat siting on your stomach, then a mini-circuit of crunches, planks, or whatever stomach exercises you choose, aren’t going to do a lick of good.


Alrighty, here are a few options for you to choose…

Metabolic (Fat Loss) Mini-Workout #1man-exercising

1A) Burpee – 8 reps

1B) 1 ½ Squat – 8 reps

*Do as many sets possible in 5 minutes for all of these mini-workouts.

Metabolic (Fat Loss) Mini-Workout #2

1A) Overhead Squat – 15 reps

1B) Jumping Jack – 50 reps

Metabolic (Fat Loss) Mini-Workout #3

1A) Mountain Climber (using sliders) – 15 reps/leg

1B) Ski Jumpers – 16

Metabolic (Fat Loss) Mini-Workout #4

1A) Renegade Row – 10 reps

1B) Jump Split Squat – 12 reps

Arms/Shoulders Mini-Circuit #1

1A) Close Grip Push-up – 8 reps

1B) 1 ½ Bicep Curl – 8 reps

Arms/Shoulders Mini-Circuit #2

1A) 1 ½ Push-up – 6 reps

1B) Hammer Curl  -15 reps

Arms/Shoulders Mini-Circuit #3

1A) Push-up Pulse – 15 reps

1B) 1 ½ Shoulder Press – 8 reps

Legs Mini-Circuit #1 

1A) Bodyweight Squat – 15 reps

1B) Jump Squat – 8 reps

Legs Mini-Circuit #2

1A) Lunge – 8/leg

1B) Lunge Pulse – 15/leg

Legs Mini-Circuit #3

1A) Stability Ball Leg Curl – 12 reps

1B) Feet Elevated Hip Extension – 12 reps

Legs Mini-Circuit #4

1A) 1 ½ Squat – 8 reps

1B) Reverse Reaching Lunge – 15/leg

Alrighty that should be enough for you to get started!

A question I can magically see popping up in your brain is whether you can do more than one, and the answer is “Yes!”  I’ll admit it’s a bit sadistic to do more than one of these 5-minute killers, but there’s nothing wrong with doing two.

Say you’re a lady who’s trying to lose weight, but you also want a sexier butt.  Cool!  Do Metabolic #1 and Legs #3 AFTER your regular workout a few days this week.

You could also mix it up so you do a different one every day of the week.

Be as creative as you want, or be conservative and just pick 1 or 2 to use all week.  It doesn’t matter…all that matters is that you do it.

I’ve been using this tactic in my own workouts the last few weeks and love it.

Just yesterday I did one for my abs that involved the most devious of contraptions, the Power Wheel.  I did Power Wheel Jack Knifes, followed by Power Wheel Pikes and tried to go non-stop for all 5 minutes.

Did I make it?  Uh, no.  I think my abs might have grown legs and walked right off my torso in protest if I tried to push it.  It was an awesome way to end the workout, though and I know you’ll love incorporating this little doozy into your own plan.

Have a great day!


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About The Author

Ed Scow, also known as "The Fit Dad", likes long walks on the beach, snuggling, hand stand push-ups and pretending to work. He's also a fitness & nutrition expert, proud papa and husband to a smokin' hot wifey.

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