Betina Gozo is a Nike Master Trainer and Vital Proteins® ambassador.
Get a little taste of my favorite workout moves! You can complete this exercise routine in the comfort of your own home. All you need is yourself – no equipment required. I always mix up my workouts with a little bit of core activation and strength to start and follow it up with conditioning because getting that heart rate up is so important.
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Betina Gozo's Full-Body Workout Routine
Start with these:
- Shoulder Taps: 20 reps on each side
- Leg Lifts: 20 reps total
- Eccentric Split Squats: 10 reps on each side at 5 second eccentric
- Eccentric Push-Ups: 10 reps at 5 second eccentric
Complete these moves 3x each.
Finish with these:
- High Knee Runs: 20 seconds on, 20 seconds off
- Shuffles: 20 seconds on, 20 seconds off.
Complete these moves 5x each.
Your Fitness Glossary
- These are a great move to do before any workout because it helps activate your core stabilizers.
- Lay on your back with your hands at your side. You could put your hands under your butt if it makes you feel comfortable.
- Start with your legs up in the air, and lower them slowly, only lowering them to the lowest point you can keep your core engaged.
- Keeping your back straight, use your lower back to bring the legs up.
- To scale this movement, lower one leg down at a time, alternating between each leg.
These are my favorite movements to incorporate into strength training that also works for anyone at any level. When you do a movement at tempo, it helps you focus on your form and engages a lot of your stabilizers more than if you were moving quickly.
This will help you build muscle and get stronger! I specifically like to train at a longer tempo, the lowering/lengthening phase of a movement. So, for example, on a push-up, you would lower yourself down for 4 or 5 seconds, then either push yourself up fast or just reset on your knees and bring yourself back to the push-up position.
Tempo/Eccentric Split Squats
- Standing up tall, bring one leg back behind you so you are in a split stance.
- Keeping your core engaged, slowly lower your back knee to the ground, letting your front leg bend at a 90° angle.
- Try to lower yourself for 4-5 seconds, then driving through your front heel, bring yourself back up to the split stance.
- Keep in mind, this is not a lunge/stepping motion, so your feet are staying stationary where they are the whole time.
- See above.
High Knee Runs
- Run in place, driving your knees up!
- Set two points about 10 feet apart.
- Starting at one point, stay nice and low, and shuffle to the side to the next point then touch the other point.
- Then shuffle back.