Intermediate Plan: Week 8

This week will be your toughest week yet, but you're ready!

Daily Step Challenge

Be active throughout the week, aim to complete a minimum of 10,000 steps every day.

Strength Workouts x3

This week is similar to last week - we're pairing different exercises, going from upper body to lower body with no rest in between. Don't forget to warm up and cool down in each session.

Warm Up

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Cool Down

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Strength Workout

5 Minute Warm Up

This can be a brisk walk, run, jog, skipping or any dynamic stretches. 
An example warm up is demonstrated by Donncha above.

  • 10 Jumping Jacks
  • 10 Toe Touches Each Leg
  • 10 Side Twists Each Side

(Repeat this circuit 5 times)

20 Minute Main Workout

  • Split Squats for 40 seconds, straight into Push Ups for 40 seconds. Take 20 seconds rest. Repeat 6 times (3 times off each leg for the split squats).
  • Jump Squats for 30 seconds, straight into Plank Push Ups for 30 seconds. Take 30 seconds rest. Repeat 3 times. 
  • Leg Raises for 30 seconds. Rest for 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times. 

5 Minute Cool Down and Stretch

  • Hamstring Stretch for 15-30 seconds. Repeat 3 times
  • Quad Stretch for 15-30 seconds. Repeat 3 times
  • Chest Stretch for 15-30 seconds. Repeat 3 times

Exercise Instructions

Split Squat

Elevate your back leg by placing it on step, chair or box. Front leg is extended as if performing a lunge with back leg off the ground. Lower your back knee slowly toward the floor whilst keeping shoulders back and chest proud. Push off front leg to return to start position.

Push Up

Rest your weight on your hands and knees so that your hands are directly under your shoulders and you have a straight line from your knee to your shoulder. Squeeze your core to protect you lower back as you slowly lower your chest toward the floor. Exhale and push yourself back to the starting position.

Squat Jumps

Feet shoulder width apart, sit back as if you are going to do a squat and then power back up jumping off the floor. Land softly back into the squat and repeat.

Plank Push Up

Begin in a plank position resting your weight on your forearms and toes. Now walk up onto your hands by bringing your left hand to where your left elbow is an right hand to where right elbow is. Return to the forearms and repeat.

Leg Raises

Lie flat on the floor with legs outstretched and hands under your lower back. Lift your legs up slowly until they are perpendicular to the floor. Hold for a second and then lower to the starting position in a controlled manner.

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Pat divilly

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