Total Body Pyramid Workout


You’ll start by going through the four moves, doing 10 reps of each (that’s 10 reps on each side for the side plank twists, and 10 x 2=20 reps for the kettlebell swings). The next round, you’ll do 9 reps of each, reducing each round by 1 until you reach the tip of the pyramid where you praise that o’ you only have to do 1 measly rep of each exercise.

Equipment I Used:

  1. 6-lb medicine ball
  2. 10-lb hand weight
  3. 25-lb kettlebell
  4. Exercise mat

Jump lunge mountain climbers

Jump lunge mountain climbers

Start in a lunge position and jump up, landing with opposite leg in front, back in a lunge position. Place hands flat on ground and do a mountain climber set (one on each side) so that the same foot ends up in front. Stand back up into lunge position and repeat. To make sure you aren’t working one leg more than the other, alternate the front foot on your uneven rounds of 9 reps, 7 reps, etc.

Side plank twists with weight (complete on both sides)

Side plank twists with dumb

Start in a side plank position holding a weight in your outstretched arm parallel to the ground. Twist your body in as if your torso were turning into a regular plank position, and as you do so, bring the weight in across your rib cage, crunching as if hugging yourself. I used a 10lb hand weight.