Quick Cardio Workout with the BOSU Ball for Women Over 40
A quick cardio workout with the BOSU ball for women over 40. Burn some calories and have some fun using one of my favourite pieces of equipment, the BOSU ball.
Hands down the BOSU ball is my go-to for cardio.
Why you might be wondering?
Because it’s so much fun!!
I’m not watching the clock like I do when I’m on my treadmill, and I’m not wondering “when the hell does this end???”. I am simply moving, sweating, smiling and generally enjoying myself the whole time.
And that’s what exercise should be all about!
If our workouts are fun and give us a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction when we are done, we will stick with them.
This is called intrinsic motivation. It’s something that we do because it’s personally rewarding to us.
Unfortunately, when it comes to fitness I see more people depend on the cousin of intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation.
And this type of motivation is hard to keep the fire lit within.
Extrinsic motivation involves doing something because you want to earn a reward (like weight loss) or avoid a punishment (like going on medication). These are hard ways to motivate ourselves on a regular, day-to-day basis.
Moral of the story: find a fitness plan that you enjoy and you’re bound to be consistent with it. Let go of the reward and punish aspect of what motivates you to exercise, and funny enough, once you do you’ll see those rewards come ❤️
BOSU, however a STEP would work with the last couple of moves done on the ground
1. Plank tucks to jacks
2. Switch taps
3. Knee drive to lunge
4. Other leg
5. Double squat to 180-degree turn
4 x 30sec
AMRAP (as many rounds as possible)
Bulgarian lunge hops x8 a leg
Mountain climbers x8 ea knee
Ab crossovers x8
Do 1:00, march on the spot and wait for minute 2 & do again.
= 5 minutes total