Push-Ups and Squats make up this Ladder Workout Challenge. You'll be working your lower body and upper body in the same workout!
LADDER WORKOUT CHALLENGE
I LOVE it when people take control of their health. Living a healthy lifestyle requires eating a healthy diet and also exercising.
While we normally stick to a workout plan or routine like the 12-Week Transformation, some days and weeks are so busy that we just have to do a short workout at home. We've created a few of these Ladder Workout Challenges before, you loved them and so did we so we wanted to share another one! This is a great workout that you can do alongside the plan you already have. For example, you could do this workout as soon as you wake up or after your normal workout. Just because you can't make it to the gym or do a long workout, doesn't mean that you should just give up. Any time spent moving your body counts and keeps you on the road to getting or staying in shape!
As mentioned, along with working out, eating a healthy diet is another important step in your journey. We share a ton of healthy recipes here, from breakfast to dessert. The key to sticking with your healthy diet, just like with your workout plan, is to find something that you like!
One additional very simple swap is to drink water instead of soft drinks or other drinks loaded with sugar. Not only is it a good idea to swap out all of your drinks, but you'll also definitely need water to stay hydrated while working out.
As you can see, the number of reps for one exercise decreases while the second exercise increases. To start you will do ten push-ups and one squat and then go down the ladder until you reach the bottom.
HOW TO DO A PUSH-UP
- Get into a plank position with your arms directly under your shoulders
- You should be in a straight line from head to feet
- Keep your core engaged and do not sag or raise your bottom (even if you are doing push-ups on your knees, your core should still be engaged)
- Lower your body until your chest almost touches the floor
- Push yourself back up into the starting position
WATCH HOW TO DO A PUSH-UP IN THIS VIDEO
HOW TO DO A SQUAT
- Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart
- Keep your chest up and forward
- Your knees should be directly over your toes
- Sit back like you are going to sit into a chair
- Return to the starting position and repeat for the desired number of times
WATCH HOW TO DO THE PERFECT BODYWEIGHT SQUAT
KEEP SWEATING WITH THESE LADDER WORKOUT CHALLENGES
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