Upper and Lower Body Countdown

Cross Body Mt Climber

Cross Body Mt Climber

Here’s a simple little ladder countdown workout that is a perfect fit for a quick blast.  I love ladders when I’m tight for time since there are no timers, no equipment, no fuss, and I know I’m getting my upper body, core and lower body done and the heart rate up as well.  For those of you who are already planning a workout today, this can also be done as a “finisher” at the end of the session! (Extra brutal!)

Muriel does ladders too!  Have you tried a ladder lately?  Simple, yes… Easy, NO!!


Here’s how to do it:

Do the following super-set (pair of exercises) resting as little as possible.  In the first super-set, you will complete 10 reps of each exercise.  In the next super-set, you will complete 9 reps of each.  Continue in this fashion until you complete 1 rep of each exercise.  Again, 1 rep = 1 on the right side and 1 on the left!!  The End!

1A) Alternating Lunges or Lunge Jumps (10 each side, 9 each, 8, etc, etc, down to 1 rep each side)

1B) Cross-Body Mountain Climbers (10 each side, 9, 8, etc, etc. down to 1 rep)

Please ask me if you have any questions.  If either of these actions is contraindicated for you, you can simply substitute 1 or 2 different ones (squats and triceps push ups, for example).

Enjoy everyone!!