Back Toning + Sculpting Workout is another excellent workout from Heather Robertson. I do love her workouts. I have been planning to do her 12 week program but I get so distracted by AngieFitnessTV and rebounder workouts! I may still do it, but not as soon as I had initially planned. I still a list of other workouts I want to try first. Including getting caught up on some of Heather’s newer non-program workouts. I started with this one. Another excellent finisher workout from Heather. Prior to this workout I did a cardio + strength rebounder workout and needed some additional strength work to finish my morning workout off. This worked perfectly. And since my rebounder was right there, I did the cross-cross jacks on my rebounder. It made this workout even more enjoyable.
This workout consists of 1 circuit of 7 exercises that is repeated 3x. Each exercise is done for 40 seconds with 10 seconds of recovery. 6 of the exercises are strength exercises and one is a cardio exercise. Just like most of Heather’s workouts, there is no talking, just motivating music and the visual of Heather performing the exercise with perfect form. There is a timer in lower right hand corner counting down your strength intervals and, during the 10 second recovery, Heather previews the next exercise. This is an excellent metabolic strength workout that hits the back nicely along with working some ancillary muscles. Plus, she stretches you out nicely at the end. So it is a perfect finisher workout.
Back Toning + Sculpting Workout is 21 minutes; no warm up and 3 minute stretch. Equipment: dumbbells. The weights listed below are what I used.
- Underhand row (20# DBs)
- Row & Pulls (in split stance, hinged forward, do one back row then swing arm up to shoulder height and pull DB back to shoulder) (9# DBs)
- Repeat #2 on other arm
- V squeeze (lay on stomach on mat, legs straight and together, arms extended straight overhead, raise arms/legs/chest and pull elbows back to waist while also opening legs, close legs and push arms back out in front of you as you lower legs/arms/chest)
- Standing chest flys (5# DBs)
- Renegade rows (25# DBs)
- Criss cross jacks
- Repeat #1-7 two more times