Surprising Full Body Workout 21 Min


Hi My Friends, I just returned from a trip in Paris. It was amazing because I was with my mom, my friend and her mom. It was Paris for Moms trip 🙂 I will post pictures and stories from our stay in Paris, stay tuned 🙂

Now the important staff! You can find my workout schedule right at the side bar. This is the way I train right now and I will love if you work out with me and share your gains and struggles in the comments.

Today’s workout was a big surprise for me – I struggled a lot with the first exercise. I need to work more on my isometric chest skills. But hey, we are here (on Earth) to constantly improve ourselves, aren’t we 🙂 The strength I gain with workouts transforms in life strength that helps me to cope with life challenges! Let be stronger, wiser and better in anything we do in our life! Go attack today’s workout!

Exercises in Surprising Full Body Workout
This is interval training, total 32 intervals, 35/5, 4 rounds, 21 minutes. There is no rest between exercises, 5 seconds just to change position for the next exercise.

1. Isometric push up + Leg raise
2. Alternating squatted row + Hold up
3. Renegate row + Kick back
4. ABS – V sit + Twist + Legs raise
5. Reverse lunge + Back leg raise – Left leg
6. Reverse lunge + Back leg raise – Right leg
7. Shoulder press + Side leg raise
8. Chest fly

Question of the day

Which exercise makes you struggle the most?


  1. Romy 8 October, 2012 at 14:04 Reply

    Great workout Rumi!!!
    I struggle a lot with pull ups!!!! It’s really hard!!!! I need to work more on this exercice!!! I should use more my back power instead of my arms only. I will follow your schedule and share with my experience with everyone here!!!
    Have a lovely week Rumi!! 😉

    • Rumi 8 October, 2012 at 21:19 Reply

      Romy, pull ups are great and hard exercise. I used to do 6 unassisted reps, but since I stopped doing them regularly I can do just 3 reps now. I need to work on pull ups too 🙂

  2. aditi 11 October, 2012 at 01:15 Reply

    isometric push up was a bit tricky but loved the challenge. i liked all the exercises with dumbbells, very unique and new ones. enjoyed trying them out.
    thanks for the post.

    PS- liked your website’s catchphrase- train like a man, look like a woman.

    cheers. good luck and best wishes.

  3. Ely 25 November, 2012 at 18:15 Reply

    Hello Rumi,

    I’ve been working out since I was 15 (I’m not almost 25). However, due to school I had to keep an on and off workout routine. For this reason, I was unable to keep myself in great shape, as before my eating habits weren’t necessarily bad nor great as they should be. Now, I’ve changed my eating habits and I’m trying to be as healthy as possible and I workout every single day. Nevertheless, I cant seem to be able to get rid of “love handles” and the “bulge” on the lower belly part. The reason why I mention them in quotation marks its because they are not as extreme as the word describes them, they are pretty small, yet to me they are very noticeable. Overall, I feel I’m in shape, but it is these things that drive me crazy. Any recommendations you would happen to have for someone in my case?

    Thank you,

    • Rumi 25 November, 2012 at 23:17 Reply

      Ely, you shoud pay close attention to the quantity of food too. During the time you are losing fat you ashould eat smaller portions, like 20% less than your regular portion.

  4. Millie 30 December, 2012 at 11:09 Reply

    Hi Rumi. I’m 37 years old, 5.1 feet, 105 pounds. I’m a skinny person but my problem is that after 3 pregnancies I have a lot of fat on my belly and love handles. I was running 30 minutes a day but it seems to make my legs skinnier and make my belly looks bigger. I’m a vegetarian and try to eat healthy. Which exercises do you recommend me to do, to get rid of my belly fat? Do you have any recommendations?
    Thanks, I’ll wait for your response.


    • Rumi 31 December, 2012 at 02:29 Reply

      Millie, you should watch your diet in order to lose weight. To make you legs look bigger do strength ezercises insted of cardio (running). The best is to combine: morning on empty stomach running and before dinner strength exercises.

  5. Amya 20 January, 2013 at 12:19 Reply

    Hi Rumi,

    You’re amaizing for sharing your workouts and expertise with us. Thank you very much!! I was wondering if you could consider making a video for absolute beginners- a mix of cardio and strength. I just got back to working out and I find some of the videos are hard to keep up with- don’t get me wrong I still LOVE them because it inspires me to reach to that level. Just some tips from you on how to get back and what not to do would be great.

    Lots of love and peace

  6. Patricia 4 March, 2013 at 16:56 Reply

    I just did this, that was awesome. I’m following your daily routine workouts, I just started. I love it!!! I notice though that you dont workout in sneakers, is that safe?

  7. Rhonda 14 May, 2013 at 06:40 Reply

    Been doing you’re exercises for 4 years now! Love you& wow you look amazing! Wish I had you’re body! Lol

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