Happy Thursday friends! The weekend is almost upon us again and I for one cannot wait.
This morning I headed to the gym bright and early to do my strength training session from my new workout plan. A lot of you have been emailing asking about what is that I actually get up to during these strength workouts and I’m all about caring and sharing so I thought I would write it all down in a blog post.
For these workouts I have been taking inspiration from NROL and the Women’s Health magazines website. My work out involves total body strength training mixed with high intensity intervals to target all of the major muscle groups and to get the heart rate up for an all round intense workout that is shorter than my normal sessions, but works my body that little bit harder. I’ve chosen exercises that seem pretty straight forward and are easy enough to do with the equipment that my gym readily has available. These are also done alongside my weekly Body Pump class too.
The aim of these workouts are to:
- produce muscle definition
- build strength
- increase my core strength
- help maintain a stable weight- I’m quite comfortable with my weight at the moment and would hate to loose any as I don’t think it’s necessary.
*Please note that I am not a trained fitness instructor. This is a routine that I have formulated myself, for myself. So please seek advice advice elsewhere in relation to whether this workout is suitable for you if you are going to try it out.
- Weighted one leg squats
- Dynamic lunges
- Dumbbell straight leg dead lift
- Wood chop with dumbbells
- Tricep dips
- Bent over row
- push ups
- Mountain climbers
- Plank with alternating leg lift
- Lat pull down with under hand grip
- Wide grip lat pull down
- Seated row
- Chest press
- Shoulder press
- Pull overs
- Single rows with dead lifts
- Dumbbell bent over row
- Barbell squat
- Reverse lunges with dumbbell
Each set involves 10 repetitions and is repeated 3 times.
I’m really enjoying this workout at the moment and as my body becomes used to the moves I can increase the reps or the size of the weights to make sure that I am still challenging myself.
Are you following a strength workout at the moment?
Where do you look to to find inspiration when constructing your own workouts?
Have you read NROL? What did you make of it?
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