Okay girls and boys do you wanna walk out of the gym with shaky legs? Here you go. This is a doosy! I love to work legs, there so hard and challenging! Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I would love to know if anyone gives it a try.
Category Archives: Workouts
Back & Chest
I’m Back! Just a quick heads up…my posts in the summer might be sporadic. I just can’t resist playing outside when the sun is shining!!! I did this work the last two Mondays and love every second, it makes you push! I try and isolate body parts when I lift, legs one day, biceps another, but there is to little time to isolate all parts every week so I often have to group two together. Back and chest I like to group together because they are completely different muscles and don’t rely on one-another. Where the two exercises are grouped together I super-set those together, meaning I do them back to back. So for example I perform the first exercise, BB bench press, 5x doing 12 reps, resting one minute between sets. Then I move onto the back exercises, I do 12 reverse-grip lat pull-downs then immediately following I perform 8 reverse-grip BB row, then rest for a minute and do that 3x’s.
in the gym
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Treadmill Run/Walk Squat Workout
Okay I totally have been a slacker! The weather has been AMAZING and I just can’t stay inside and sit at a computer, I’m having way to much fun in the sun!! This is my favorite time of year. I can’t wait for the kids to get out of school so we can really let loose. This workout is a fun one, with the word fun comes the challenge of pushing yourself. I promise challenge and fun go hand in hand ;) Have fun and as always get nice and sweaty!!!
This workout I’ve been doing every Friday and lovin it! I love how you decrease your reps and increase your weight, its challenging, fun, and exciting. If your trying to fit in some cardio to, try and do 2-5 minutes of cardio in-between sets. I promise you feel like you worked hard and accomplished a ton after you do this workout! Have fun and as always get nice sweaty ;0
Treadmill Fat Burn
I did this workout twice last week…that is saying a lot. I HATE to do the same cardio workout twice! I only had 20 minutes to get through the entire workout so I cut everything in half. My heart rate was in the 150′s, that’s crazy high for just walking! Try it out I promise it will be a fun challenge.
I did this bicep workout today, it kicked my butt! There were some new moves I’ve never done before. I really liked the drag curls, it forced you to have your bicep contracted. By the end of this workout I was toast, just the way I like it ;)
Upper Body #1
This is a GREAT upper body workout. A good way to get started lifting weights is to focus on upper body exercises one day and lower body exercises the next. Perform each exercise 10 x’s then rest for 20 seconds and repeat it 3 x’s. Super-set means to perform the exercises back-to-back, do 10 skull-crushers then immediately perform 10 narrow grip bench presses, then rest 20 seconds and repeat 3 x’s. I have added links at the bottom of examples of each exercise. GIVE IT TRY!
P.s. I will post the lower body that goes with this next Monday ;)
THE BEST KIND OF SWEAT IS THE KIND DRIPPING FROM YOUR FACE
This workout is super fun just because it’s so different with all the variation. The 5lb. dumbbells really ramp up the intensity. Sometimes you don’t feel like walking a fast pace or running but still want to get a good burn in, this workout is great for that. The extra weight will increase your heart rate a ton. Have fun and get nice and sweaty!
I’ve been doing this workout every Wednesday and boy does it kick butt! I got the idea from Jackie Warner interview in Fitness magazine, she said that she does this when she feels like she has hit a plateau. The object is to perform each exercise 100x’s as fast as you can (with proper form). Write down your time so next time you do the workout you can try and beat your time. The weight should be heavy enough to only perform 12-15 before you need to rest. You go tell you can’t and you go when you can. There is no set time for rest.
You can add some variation to this workout, I would perform 100 of an exercise then do cardio for 10 minutes, alternating between the two until I had completed all the exercises. This is a great way to get your heart rate up and continue to burn while you lift. Also, this workout is super easy to perform at home, I did it in my basement with a couple hand weights. I did push-ups instead of chest press, regular sit-ups, and bridges. You get the idea, just try and hit each body part 100x’s!
1. Who’s going to give it a try?
I did this workout Friday after lifting Chest and Triceps. Time flew by before I knew it the workout was over, I was a sweaty mess and I had burned a gazillion calories. I love workouts that don’t seem like work but in the end you know you’ve worked your butt off (literally ;). Jump roping is a great way to mix up your cardio routine not to mention it’s a full body workout. I love to change what I do when I jump rope to add variety and spice. Have fun getting nice and sweaty!
1. Do you ever jump rope?
2. Whats your favorite piece of equipment to perform cardio on?