If you’re looking for a quick workout that will get your heart rate soaring and your muscles screaming, you’ve come to the right place. Rezist is a new group fitness program developed by Hers technical adviser Gino Caccavale that’s tearing up health clubs across the country (you may also see ads for the at-home version on TV). But just because it’s in the studio doesn’t mean it’s easy. “This is a super-challenging workout for all fitness levels because you’re working several muscle groups simultaneously,” says Caccavale. The classes feature 20 unique multi-joint resistance movements performed for one minute each, with 20 seconds’ rest between each move, for a total of 30 minutes. Try our sample routine from Caccavale. It will take 20 minutes to complete two rounds. You’ll build lean muscle, scorch calories, and still have plenty of time to get on with your day.
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LUNGE BICEPS/CLIFF TRICEPS
WORKS: Biceps, Triceps, Legs
Stand with feet six inches apart holding dumbbells in front of thighs, palms up. Lunge back with right leg, bending both knees 90 degrees; at the same time, curl weights toward shoulders.
In one fluid motion, step right foot forward, tuck elbows to ribs, and hinge from torso, as if looking over a cliff. Then extend arms behind you in a triceps kickback.
Straighten torso while stepping back with left leg into a rear lunge, repeating biceps curl.
Continue sequence for one minute, alternating sides.