The Plus Size Workout of the Month for May 2016 is called ‘The Accumulator’. Try to avoid being put off by the name, it’s not really that scary and you can build up to doing the whole thing if you need to modify a little to start with.
As with all exercise, if it’s been a while since you were physically active or you have any health concerns, please check with your doctor to make sure they are happy for you to increase your activity. In most cases, they will encourage you to start moving more but it’s always been to get the okay for your unique set of circumstances.
Exercise 1: Walk/Jog
Exercise 2: Push Ups
Exercise 3: Front Kicks
Exercise 4: Stick Ups or Resistance Band Rows
Exercise 5: Sit to Stand or Squats
Exercise 6: Walk Out Burpees
Exercise 7: Glute Bridge/Butt Lift
Essentially every round we will be adding an additional exercise to the mix. Perform each exercise for 30 seconds and at the end of each round, take a 30 second break. There will be 7 rounds in the entire workout. For example:
- Round 1: 30 seconds of exercise 1, then rest for 30 seconds
- Round 2: 30 seconds of exercise 1, 30 seconds of exercise 2, then rest for 30 seconds
- Round 3: 30 seconds of exercise 1, 30 seconds of exercise 2, 30 seconds of exercise 3, then rest for 30 seconds
Work your way through the entire workout, adding the next exercise at the end of each round before your 30 second break.
To make it more challenging, keep the rest periods at 30 seconds but increase the time per exercise to 45 or 60 seconds.
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