It’s my favorite holiday, woohoo! As you can imagine, I have spent a total of zero minutes reading blogs on my staycation/engagement week, so you’ll have to wait until next week for another round of Friday Favorites. In the meantime, I whipped up a quick 4th of July workout for you guys if you’re looking to sweat a bit before any BBQ or fireworks action today.

Baby, You're A Firework Workout

This one only takes 15 minutes and requires no equipment, so you can do it anywhere. It’s a timed circuit, so the point is to tally how many rounds you can do in the prescribed time while keeping good form.

  • Bursting squat jumps: Just do a regular squat jump, but try to get extra height. Like a firework bursting into the air. 😉
  • Star pushups: Do a pushup, return to plank position, and tap each hand to the opposite shoulder (one at a time) before doing another pushup
  • Star v-sits: Start lying on the ground with arms overhead in a V and legs hip width apart so you look like a starfish. Come up to your v-sit in that star position, pause, then return to the ground.

If you’re looking for any patriotic tunes to keep you going (or for your parties), here are some suggestions:

4th of July Workout Playlist

Let me know if you try the workout, and have a fun and fit day today!

–Let’s chat–
What are your 4th of July plans today? Is it sunny or raining where you are? Are you getting a workout in or is today a rest day?

P.S. If you’re looking for other 4th of July themed workouts, my friend Monique posted a little round-up on her blog this week. There are some good ones in there!