Welcome to Day 1 of the Body Elevate | The 4-Week Home Rise Challenge

Embark on a journey to elevate your fitness with the first day of our transformative 4-week program. Today, you’ll dive into a series of exercises designed to awaken your muscles and set the tone for the days ahead. As you step into this challenge, remember that every rep, every set, and every drop of sweat propels you closer to your goals.

Today’s Workout: Building a Strong Foundation

Day 1 is all about laying the groundwork for a stronger, more resilient body. Our curated selection of exercises includes Chair Squats to strengthen your lower body, Calf Raises to sculpt your lower legs, and High Knees to get your heart rate up. Supported Lunges will target your thighs and glutes, while the Wall Sit will test your endurance. Butt Kicks are in the mix to boost your cardio, and the Bear Crawl will engage your entire body in a dynamic way. Seated Leg Extensions will focus on your quadriceps, and Toe Taps will provide a rhythmic cool-down to this robust routine.

Interval-Based Circuit: The Key to Progress

To maximize the effectiveness of your workout, we follow an interval-based circuit format. This means you’ll perform each exercise for 30 seconds, pushing yourself to the limit, followed by 30 seconds of rest. This approach not only helps to increase your metabolic rate but also allows you to maintain a high intensity throughout the session, leading to more calories burned and a greater overall impact on your fitness.

Embrace the Challenge

As you embark on Day 1, remember that this is just the beginning. Each exercise has been chosen to challenge you and help you grow. Embrace the effort, trust the process, and give it your all. This is your time to rise, to push past your limits, and to start your transformation with unwavering determination.

Stay Motivated and Connected

Throughout the Body Elevate | The 4-Week Home Rise Challenge, you’ll never be alone. Connect with fellow challengers, share your progress, and stay motivated by the collective energy of everyone working towards a common goal. Day 1 is your first step towards a fitter, stronger, and more confident you. Let’s get moving!

 

Day 1 of Body Elevate| The 4-Week Home Rise Challenge

Prior to commencing your workout, it's essential to incorporate a brief warm-up routine. Spend around 5 minutes either doing some brisk walking in place or strolling around your house.

This pre-workout warm-up helps prepare your body for exercise, increasing blood flow and flexibility to reduce the risk of injury and enhance overall performance.

Body Elevate| The 4-Week Home Rise Challenge

Equipment Suggestion

Circuit 1-  Do the circuit 3 times

1) Chair Squat for 30 Sec

Instructions: 

  • Stand up straight and bring your feet about shoulder-width apart.
  • Lower your hips and bend your knees, as if you are about to sit in a chair.
  • Continue to lower until your thighs are parallel to the floor.
  • While keeping your back as straight as possible, press through your heels and stand up.
  • Repeat the movement for as many repetitions as desired.
 

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Rest for 30 Sec

2) Calf Raises for 30 Sec

Instructions: 

  • Stand up straight with your feet shoulder width apart
  • Raise up onto the balls of your feet as high as you can, lifting your heels off the ground
  • Hold for a moment before lowering your heels back to the ground
  • Repeat the exercises for desired number of reps
 

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Rest for 30 Sec

3) High Knees for 30 Sec

Instructions: 

  • Start in a standing position, feet together, arms at your sides
  • Raise your right knee high in front of you and quickly switch, bringing your left knee up
  • Continue alternating knees in a fast, running motion, pumping your arms in a backward and forward motion to help lift your legs
  • Continue raising your knees as high as possible with each step, keeping your back straight
  • Keep your head up and focus ahead
  • Complete 20 to 30 repetitions
 

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Rest for 30 Sec

Circuit 2-  Do the circuit 3 times

4) Supported Lunges for 30 Sec

Instructions: 

  • Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.
  • Place your hands on your hips or stretch them out in front of you.
  • Bend your knees and lower your body down, keeping your back straight.
  • Pause when your front leg forms a 90-degree angle and your back knee is close to the floor.
  • Push off your front leg and return to the starting position.
  • Repeat with the opposite leg.
 

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Rest for 30 Sec

5) Wall Sit for 30 Sec

Instructions: 

  • Stand with your back against a wall in a comfortable and upright position.
  • Slowly slide down the wall until your knees are bent at a 90-degree angle.
  • Make sure your feet are planted firmly on the floor in shoulder width apart.
  • Allow your arms to drop to your sides.
  • Hold this position for as long as you can.
  • When you can no longer maintain the position, slowly and calmly slide back up the wall and stand.
 

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Rest for 30 Sec

6) Butt Kicks for 30 Sec

Instructions: 

  • Stand straight with feet shoulder width apart.
  • Start off with a warmup jog in place to get your muscles loose.
  • Kick your right heel to your butt while keeping your left leg straight.
  • Alternate between kicking your right and left leg back towards your glutes.
  • Keep your torso upright and swing your arms to help propel your kicks.
  • Focus on breathing, in through the nose and out through the mouth.
  • Continue for 30-45 seconds.
 

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Rest for 30 Sec

Circuit 3-  Do the circuit 3 times

7) Bear Crawl for 30 Sec

Instructions: 

  • Begin in a kneeling position with your arms extended parallel to your shoulders and your knees under your hips
  • Engage your core, keeping a neutral spine throughout the exercise
  • Lift your hips and walk your hands in front of you to transition to a plank position
  • Keeping your core engaged and your arms extended, initiate the motion of the bear crawl by taking a small “step” forward with your left arm and right leg simultaneously
  • Bring your left knee in and forward while bringing your right arm backward and in at the same time
  • Repeat the motion of walking forwards, alternating arms and legs with each step for desired number of reps
  • To finish the bear crawl, perform the same motion in reverse, returning to starting position
 

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Rest for 30 Sec

8) Seated Leg Extension for 30 Sec

Instructions: 

  • Sit on the leg extension machine with your back and hips firmly pressed against the seat.
  • Place your lower legs under the padded lever and adjust the lever to fit your thighs.
  • Grasp the handle in front of you and extend your legs out to the farthest point.
  • Pause at the farthest point and then slowly return to the starting position.
  • Repeat for the desired number of reps.
 

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Rest for 30 Sec

9) Toe Taps for 30 Sec

Instructions: 

  • Stand with your feet hip-width apart and arms at your sides.
  • Lift one foot off the ground and tap the toe of the opposite foot lightly on the ground.
  • Tap the toe of the opposite foot lightly on the ground 8 times quickly.
  • Switch feet and repeat the same steps.
  • Continue alternating feet, tapping the toe of the opposite foot 8 times quickly.
 

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Rest for 30 Sec

Cool Down and Stretching

After completing your workout, it's crucial to follow up with an effective cool-down routine. Take a leisurely 5-minute walk around to gradually lower your heart rate and help your body recover. Alternatively, you can opt for static stretches to release muscle tension and improve flexibility.

This cool-down phase is essential for reducing post-workout soreness and promoting a sense of well-being, making it an important part of any exercise regimen.


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