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Workout I Did: Throwback to the Training Days

HIIT is great with a jump rope, but beware of common workout mistakes before trying it! CREDIT: stayhealthier

Jump rope, ow. Credit: stayhealthier

Way back when I was working out with my Equinox trainer, Jayme, she’d send me emails with our workouts so I could refer to them for future use. I’d make sure Jenn looked at them so she’d know just how much I was getting my butt kicked in my training sessions. Almost four years later (oh. my. goodness.), they are still awesome workouts. Here’s one of my favorites that will kick your bum! At least, it kicks mine…

Note: Aim for 20 of each move or as many as you can do with proper form. Repeat Combination 1 before moving onto Combination 2 (which you will also repeat). And seriously, two minutes of jump rope? Well, feel free to rest because, damn.


Few minutes on cardio machine. Roll out on a foam roller. T-raises with light weights, hip abduction machine.

Combination 1

  • Step-ups
  • V-raises
  • Step-ups
  • Shoulder Press
  • Step-ups
  • Plank Rows
  • Jump Rope—2 minutes
  • Smith Machine Plie Squats
  • Leg Press
  • Hamstring Curls
  • Jump Rope 2 minutes

Repeat Combination 1 once.

Combination 2

  • Machine Assisted Pull-ups
  • Bosu Bridges
  • Bose Push-ups
  • Crunches on Bosu

Repeat Combination 2 once.

Combination 3

  • Stretch. Limp out of gym all shaky from a workout well done!

Is that not an insane amount of step-ups or what? My limbs are trembling by the time I get to the first set of Smith Machine plie squats!

Done any workouts worthy of sharing lately? —Erin

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