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Workout Wednesday- UpperBody

Workout Wednesday- UpperBody

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Hope you all had a chance to try out last week’s weekly workout. How did it go? Any thoughts or additions?

This week our focus is more on the upper body. As before, you start with your 50/50 “warm-up” with full-body cardio based exercises then move into the upper body. Complete each full round 2-3 more times for a greater challenge!

  • 50 Jumping Jacks/50 Mountain Climbers
  • 40 Small Arm Circles (20 each direction)
  • 30 Plank Hand Taps
  • 20 Triceps Dips
  • 10 Push-Ups

Be sure that you continue to focus on proper form with each exercise. As the repetitions increase, we tend to have improper form just to get the prescribed number of reps. The focus is NOT the number of reps but to work each exercise properly. If you find that 10 push-ups are a lot, make a change (i.e. drop to your knees and/or decrease the number of repetitions).  If you don’t get all 10, that is OK! You did what your body is ready for and next time you try to do at least 1-2 more. Listen to your body and ALWAYS use proper form. :-)

I’m working on doing some future videos, but until then YouTube is a great resource if you are not sure of an exercise or how to use PROPER FORM (did I mention that enough today, hehe).

Good luck and let us know how it went!

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Weekly Workout

Weekly Workout

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15 minworkoutAs I began to decide where I wanted to take my blog, the most obvious direction was to give you weekly workouts!! So… as we begin each new week check back regularly for your free 15min workout that can be done at home, gym, on vacation, or even to sneak away from your desk at work.

Today we are going to keep it simple with a quick lower body workout. Perfect for when you need to stretch the legs or you can add weight in the gym to increase your intensity.

We start with 5 exercises and you complete one set of each exercise. If you are new to fitness, start with one round and work your way up. Try this for 2-3 days this week and before you know it, you will be doing 4 rounds in no time!

  • 50 Jumping Jacks & 50 High Knees
  • 40 Squats
  • 30 Mountain Climbers
  • 20 Walking Lunges
  • 10 Calf Raises

Complete each exercise then move down the list. Take a 1 min rest then repeat 3 more times!

*Option: Add hand weights to squats, lunges, and calf raises to increase your intensity level.

Give it a try and tell us what you think!

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