Workout of the Week

interval training

 

This week’s team workout focuses on exercising your core, while also hitting on various muscle groups throughout your body. Grab your stability ball and get Fueled with this  Stability Ball Core Strength interval training workout!

 

A motivational note from Octane Fitness team member and certified group fitness leader:

To quote Thomas Edison, “many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” People that quit because of failure, I feel, are being a little shortsighted. It’s not your fault though. You’ve bought into the popular idea that failure and success are opposite ends of the scale. You either achieve one or the other. This kind of thinking ignores the fact that you can actually be part of the same, longer-term process. A process that eventually, inevitably, results in triumph. So think of it this way, failure is just another step closer to your goal.

You might have some setbacks in obtaining your fitness goals. We’ve all been there. You don’t think Thomas Edison had setbacks. Did he give up? We all know that answer. He kept going. You need to keep going. You will be triumphant before you know it. Take it one day at a time, stick to your interval training and have some fun with your workouts. Being victorious never felt so good!

-Kelly

Octane Fitness Team Workout – 5/19
Download a PDF of our interval training workout.

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Exercise Tips
Helpful descriptions of some of the more difficult or lesser-known exercises listed above.

  • Stability Ball Stir the Pot Sit on your knees and rest elbows on the ball, rotate the ball in a circle like you are stirring a pot (move in circular motions). Repeat for circuit.
  • Seated Goal Posts Sit on ball with your arms bent up at 90 degree (like a goal post) bring arms down in forward motion and back up. Repeat for circuit.
  • Plank Step Ups Find a step or ledge, hold plank on floor, then step up on the step one hand at a time, then step down. Repeat for circuit.
  • Tricep Skull Crushers on Ball – Lying face up on the ball, arms straight above you, palms together, bend elbows bring weights down close to forehead and back up (hence like you are going to crush your skull!)

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