Train Like Blake Lively With This 15-Minute Total-Body Workout
Celebrity trainer Don Saladino has been known to get A-listers like Blake Lively and her husband Ryan Reynolds in tip-top shape for their upcoming roles. I recently spoke with Don about how he trained Zazie Beetz for her role as Domino in Deadpool 2.
He explained that he incorporates a jump, throw, carry sequence into all of her workouts to re-establish athleticism in the body after a dynamic warm-up, prior to the actual workout. Don said that if someone didn't have much time to spend in the gym, doing a few rounds of this sequence would give them a great total-body workout.
The following day, I trained a client at 6 a.m., which left me with less than an hour to get a workout in, shower, and commute to work. Curious as to whether the jump, throw, carry sequence could actually kick my ass, I decided to test it out. I did the following exercises: skaters, medicine ball slams, and a bottoms-up kettlebell press, and to my surprise it was hard (a good hard) — and I even made it to work on time!
Here's how to do this killer 15-minute total-body workout:
You'll start with side skaters, and as soon as you're done, you'll go into medicine ball slams, followed by a bottoms-up kettlebell carry. If you can't do the carry, do a suitcase carry (your arm is fully extended with the kettlebell at your side). Since this workout takes only 15 minutes, you won't be taking any rest and will cycle through the jump, throw, carry format for a total of five rounds. This workout is high-impact, so if you have any injuries either modify the movements or try this joint-friendly workout.