This Workout Will Boost Your Energy Like a Boss

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Between keeping track of your family (let alone yourself) you're stretched pretty thin these days. Luckily, Women's Health has an energy-boosting workout that will allow you to don your Supermom cape for the rest of the day, and then some.

"You don't have to spend 90 minutes exercising every day to get results," says Idalis Velazquez, one of our fave trainers. "Maximizing every minute should always be the priority." By mixing and matching these go-to moves, you'll activate several muscle groups, which deliver a greater metabolic challenge, says Velazquez. Stringing these moves together into an ass-kicking circuit builds lean muscle mass while raising your heart rate to burn maximum calories and strengthen your endurance, she says. "It's also proven to increase your afterburn so you torch more calories post-workout." Now, go finish out 2015 like a champ.

The workout: Using your heavy weights, crank out the recommended reps of each exercise in order, performing as many rounds as possible in five minutes.

Check out the entire workout in the pinable graphic below, then head further down the page for a breakdown of each move. Happy sweating.

the energy booster workout
(Photo: Women's Health)

1. Plank Rows: Hold a dumbbell in each hand and get in a pushup position (A). Brace your core and squeeze your glutes, then bend your left elbow to raise the weight to the side of your chest, keeping hips parallel to the floor (B). Slowly lower back to start, then repeat on the other side.

plank row
(Photo: Women's Health)

2. Squat Thrusters: Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulders and toes turned slightly out. Hold a dumbbell in each hand at shoulder height, palms facing each other. Bend knees and sit back until thighs are parallel to floor (A). Push your pelvis forward as you stand, and extend your arms, pressing the weights overhead (B). Slowly reverse the movement to immediately lower into the next rep.

squat thruster
Photo Credit: Women's Health

 To see the rest of the workout, click here to view the original article from Women's Health.

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