Sadly, one of my favorite shows, Eureka, said goodbye last week with its last episode. I’ve already done the Jo from Eureka workout, so I wanted to do one inspired by Allison, one of the main characters on the show. She is a strong, incredibly intelligent woman, who has two kids, and who a lot of people turn to for help, other than Jack and Henry, on the show. She tends to keep a level head with all the crazy experiments gone awry.
Here is a video about Eureka – she first appears at 0:14
Her body is very obviously in great shape. Both in her tasteful but body-conscious outfits, and one or two memorable scenes, one can see it’s pretty obvious…With two kids that body doesn’t just magically happen, she works hard, doing something to get that bod. I’m thinking she does different types of workouts to get the muscle definition – some more intense workouts like the ones we do here, mixed in with some pilates and/or yoga. Also Allison has got a great butt, so we are going to do some exercises that will focus on toning that area.
So the workout combines these types:
18 rounds, 10 second rest, 50 seconds on (get the Seconds Free interval timer app!)
18 minutes total
burpees – high intensity cardio and strength exercise that would tone Allison all over. 9 / 9 / 8
side planks left- tone the abs, which Allison also has and strengthen the core. also relates to yoga positions, which it appears Allison might dabble in 14 / 13 / 15
side planks right 17 / 17 / 14
squats, with weights if necessary – tone that butt 19 / 18 / 16
pushups – elevated – get those arms toned 13 / 13 / 13
butt lifts – tone that butt again! 16 / 16 / 15
Unless you want to, today we will do the burpees minus the pushups to let you really push in the elevated pushups part. So, jump your feet out into a blank, jump them back into a squat, and then jump up! You can also drop your body all the way to the ground instead of just plank. Not as arm challenging as pushups, but more so than just the plank outs. I’ll probably do it this way.
Side Planks Left
Sitting in position to get ready for side plank, lift your body up and into side plank, using your core and abs to do so. Each up is one rep. Side plank right is pictured.
Side Planks Right
I will do these with some weight, but no worries if you don’t. Squat, keeping your back straight and your knees from going over your toes. Stand up straight. One rep.
On a couch or chair or something similar, put your feet. Do a pushup from this elevated position. If you can’t do a regular pushup, or find those challenging, just keep them on the ground and modify with knees down as necessary.
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With your elbows down in plank position, lift one leg at a 90 degree angle, with the thigh parallel to the ground. Lift this leg up, using your butt muscles. Drop the leg. One rep. Now repeat on other side.
I am not an expert, do this at your own risk, ask your doctor, be careful