The Jamba Juice Workout

Norah Tobin
 


Working out with your girlfriend or wife can actually work—if you have the right routine, one that challenges you both but isn’t so grueling she’ll never want to hit the gym with you again. For the perfect workout, we partnered up with Jamba Juice to bring you this tough (but fun) three-circuit routine that features Shape fitness editor and columnist Nora Tobin going through her paces.

Directions

The workout consists of three circuits. A circuit involves performing one set of each exercise back to back. Perform each exercise in the circuit for 30 seconds (you can rest before 30 seconds is up if necessary), pacing yourself. Rest 10 seconds between exercises. When you’ve completed one circuit, rest 60 seconds, and then repeat until you’ve done three total rounds. Then go on and repeat the process with the next circuit.

Circuit A

Norah Tobin

1. Fresh-Squeezed Squats (Kale Orange Power Squats)
Perform reps for 30 seconds; rest 10 seconds

Stand with feet shoulder width and toes turned out a few degrees. Keep your chest up and sit back with your hips, as if you were lowering into a chair. Squat as low as you can without losing the arch in your lower back. Push through your heels to come back up and squeeze your glutes as you rise.

Nora Tobin

2. Incline pushup/pushup/decline pushup (Purely Carrot Pushups)
Perform reps for 30 seconds; rest 10 seconds

If you can do regular pushups with your hands on the floor at shoulder width, do so. If that’s too hard, perform them with your hands on a raised surface, such as a bench or box, so your body is on an incline. If regular pushups are too easy, place your feet on a raised surface (decline pushup) to make them harder.

Keep your abs braced and lower your body until your chest is just above the floor.

Norah Tobin

3. Kale Klimber (so tough, they might turn you green) (Citrus Kick Climber)
Perform reps for 30 seconds

Get into pushup position on the floor. Jump your right foot up until it’s under your right hand. Now jump and extend that leg while drawing your left knee up. Alternate the motion so it’s like you’re running place. Try to keep your lower back flat.

Rest 60 seconds and repeat

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Norah Tobin

Circuit B

1. Butt Bridge (Tropical Kick-Start Bridges)
Perform reps for 30 seconds; rest 10 seconds

Lie on your back on the floor and plant your heels close to your butt. Brace your abs. Drive your heels into the floor to raise your butt off the floor and your hips into the air. Be careful not to overarch your back.

Nora Tobin

2. Triple Revitalizer Raise (Triple Revitalizer Raises)
Perform reps for 30 seconds; rest 10 seconds

Lie chest down on the floor and reach your arms overhead with thumbs pointing up. They should form a Y-shape. Hold for 10 seconds. Now move them out to 90 degrees to form a T-shape and hold 10 seconds. From there, bend your elbows 90 degrees to form a W-shape and hold for 10. Keep your shoulder blades squeezed together throughout each movement.

Norah Tobin

3. Burpee & Jump Blend (Tropical Kick-Start Burpees)
Perform reps for 30 seconds

Stand with feet shoulder width and bend your hips back to lower your body toward the floor. Reach and touch the floor between your feet. Now jump your legs back so that you land in the top of a pushup position. Jump your legs forward again so they’re between your hands and then jump up in the air.

Rest 60 seconds and repeat

Norah Tobin

Circuit C

1. Side Lunge (Orange Reviver Lunges)
Perform reps for 30 seconds; rest 10 seconds

Stand with feet hip width and then step out with your left foot to your left side. Lower your body until you feel a stretch in the inner thigh on your right leg. Try to keep your chest pointing forward. Return to the starting position and repeat on the other leg.

Nora Tobin

2. Towel Curl (Carrot Cayenne Biceps Curls)
Perform reps for 30 seconds; rest 10 seconds

Twist a towel into a tight roll and grasp the middle with both hands, palms facing up. Have a partner grasp the ends with both hands and kneel on the floor in front of you. Keeping your upper arms in place against the sides of your body, curl the towel up while your partner provides gentle resistance. After 30 seconds, switch places and repeat.

Norah Tobin

3. Purely Abs Plank OR Plank (Purely Orange Planks)
Perform reps for 30 seconds

Get into pushup position and then bend your elbows to rest your forearms on the floor. Rest your feet on a towel, if on a waxed wooden floor. Sliders, Valslides, or even paper plates will also work. Brace your abs. Push your forearms into the floor to slide your body back. Go as far as you can before you think your lower back is going to sag and you’ll lose tension in your abs. Now pull yourself forward again.
Continue making a sawing motion while holding a plank.

If that’s too hard, perform a normal plank by getting into pushup position and then resting your forearms on the floor. Keep your abs braced and hold the position for 30 seconds.

Rest 60 seconds and repeat

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