4 Pinterest Workouts That Kicked My Lazy Butt
One editor who never works out tries four of the most popular Pinterest workouts. Which one is the most effective?
My take on the Skinny Bitch ChallengeSince five gazillion high-knees and jumping jacks isn't exactly a reasonable goal for me, I cut all the reps in this workout by half. And instead of jogging for 45 minutes, I sprint for one minute and jog for five for a total of 20 minutes. (I interviewed Los Angeles-based personal trainer Alexander Cortes for a different story and he told me that interval training is the smartest, most efficient way to do cardio).
Day No. 2's instructions are particularly special: "Lift your upper body until you're jello." I start with the classic bicep curl, which a girl at the gym told me is the best way to firm flabby arms. Since the 5-pound weights on the rack kinda scare the bejesus out of me, I pick up a pair of 2-pounders instead. And I lift until I can't lift any more and sure enough, my arms feel a bit like jello after a couple minutes.
This workout alternates between offering no details ("lift until you're jello") to demanding 1,000 jumping jacks. My bottom line: I'm not going to stick to this workout and wouldn't recommend it to anyone who isn't already a gym rat.
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