Squatastic Workout!

squatastic workout

Great overall body workout that you can do at the gym, at the track or even right outside your front door!

**10-1 push ups: do 10 push ups rest for 10 seconds then do 9, rest for 10, then do 8, rest for 10… until you get to 1

**10 -1 Squat/Hold: do 10 squats then hold for 10, do 9 squats, then hold for 9, do 8 squats, then hold for 8….until you get to 1

I used a 20 lb KB for the swings and twist and a 10 lb KB for the walk up downs and walk overhead hold

 

Enjoy!!!

xo, A

20 MIN BALL WORKOUT

BALL WORKOUT

 

Need: stability ball and toning ball (mine is 6 lbs)

Exercises:

Plank-hold for one min with good form-don’t arch or round your back-form straight line from heels to head

Push ups with feet or legs on the ball as many as you can

Bridge hold or pulse for 20 sec or 20 slow reps up and down pushing your heels against the ball which is against the wall/couch/etc (something stable)….also your feet could be a little higher on the ball than mine are in the picture!

V hold with ball in between feet for as long as you can if you can’t do this yet then practice with no ball and knees bent

Small ball full overhead sit up-start lying down with ball behind you in your hands (as pictured) then come all the way up and over your head with ball while heels stay forced to the ground doing a full sit up-20 reps

ball workout 5

 

Mt. Climbers pictured above-push small toning ball tight into the ground and bring each leg in holding core tight and alternating legs for 20 reps at a fast pace.

ball workout 7Leg lift-slowly lower your legs holding your core tight until feet and ball almost touch the ground then raise them again-repeat sequence 10 times.

Now you are done with round 1! Do as many rounds as you have time for but 2 rounds in 20 minutes would be awesome! Rest about 30 to 45 seconds between each exercise!

Works your entire body!

You are awesome!!

xo, A

 

Bench & DB Upper Body Workout

bench and dumbbell workout

Hi guys!!! I just did this workout at home and it kicked my butt!!

Here is the low down:

I used 20 lb weights for everything

I used my living room coffee table/bench

I did each set to exhaustion

I rested 1 min to 1:30 between each set

Total time 40 min/3 rounds

Major muscles worked: Biceps, Back, Shoulders, Chest, Triceps

Workout:

1. Alt. Punch (for me each round about 18  total punches)

2. One arm Row (12 to 15 each arm)

3. Chest Press (18 reps)

4. Triceps Kickbacks (10 to 12 each arm-this was the hardest for me with the 20 lbs DB)

5. Dips (15 to 20)

 

I also drank 40 oz of water during this workout and there was lots of grunting!!

Try it and let me know what you think!!

A

 

 

Full body Dumbbells Workout

dumbbells workout

 

Dumbbells Workout!

Chest press-15 reps lying down

Chest flyes-15 reps lying down

Bicep curls-hammer, front AND reverse curls-10 of each

Triceps kickbacks-15 each arm

Deadlifts-15 reps

Rows-15 reps

Kneeling one arm shoulder fly-15 each arm

Shoulder press-15 reps

Alternating Shoulder Front Raise-15 reps

Repeat All 2 to 3 times!

Get to work!

A

Mat and body weight workout

move it

Mat and body weight workout

Alternating lunges in place for 1 min

Plank-one min

Plank jacks or plank scissors-30 seconds

Plank Shoulder slaps-20 total

Bridge for 30/Bridge pulse for 30 immediately after

Bridge-one leg up-15 on each side

Side one arm push-ups-exhaustion on each side

Push-ups-exhaustion

High knees with chop-1 min

Donkey kicks-1 min

Repeat all  3 times!

Should be done in 20 to 30 min depending on fitness level, rest for 10 to 20 sec when needed between exercises.

The more fit you are the less rest you will need.

Move it!

 

A

 

 

Legs & Shoulders

shoulders and legsMy favorite muscle groups to work are by far my legs and shoulders! Use this as a guide but use the appropriate weight dumbbells for your level of fitness. You should always be challenging yourself-NEVER go through the motions, make your breathing rhythmic and push through the last few reps! Of course before you would try any of these exercises make sure your doctor approves that you are healthy enough!!

Start-warm up on the row machine for 5 min or go as fast as you can to 500 meters

Lightweight dumbbell circuit 7.5lbs 15 to 20 reps of front raises, flye, row and press. Repeat 2 to 3 times.

Power T with 7.5 dumbbells (or whatever you can handle that burns you out around rep 10 to 12) Power T is a front raise and a lateral raise to make the shape of a “T” together! yay! Repeat 2 to 3 times.

Seated heavy shoulder press with 2 or more times the weight you used in the above circuit. So in this case 15lb + pair of dumbbells-3 sets of 6 to 8 reps. Rest for 2 min between the heavy sets.

3 sets of 25 Calf Raises-inner, outer and straight-make sure you hit all three positions!! Remember to SQUEEZE!!!

Leg extension machine-3 sets of 15

“Aero Squats” or otherwise know as one-legged squats-3 sets of 15 on each leg

Cossack lunges-3 sets of 15

120 Walking lunges

Hip adductor and abductors machines-3 sets of 15 on each

Barbell thrusters heavy alternating with push ups-21 thrusters, 10 push ups, 15 thrusters, 10 push ups, 9 thrusters, 10 push ups-ALL in a row without stopping…..and now you are DONE!

Enjoy!!!

xoxoxo-A