Not convinced? To give you a taste of the action, we asked Lauren Plumey, owner of Shoreline CrossFit in Branford, CT, to create a home-based, CrossFit-inspired workout exclusively for SHAPE. “This workout may be short, but you’ll definitely feel the burn — especially in your shoulders, legs, and butt,” she says. Recruit some friends to do it with you, or feel free to whoop and holler on your own.
How it works:
Twice a week, perform 16 reps of each move as fast as you possibly can. Do the bear crawl between each exercise. Time each workout and try to do it faster every week.
A pair of 5- to 10-pound dumbbells (increase to 15-pounders when you feel comfortable), and a box, bench or step.