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1/8/2013 Workout..quick leg and shoulders

Today I did a pretty quick leg and shoulder/back workout that’s perfect for you preggos out there, or those of you who are just beginning to workout. If you don’t have a lot of time to workout, or you don’t want to do a super long workout, combine exercises that work different muscles. You’ll burn more calories and be done with your workout in no time.

  • 10-20 minutes of any type of cardio you want. I have to do the stationary bike, now. Walking on the treadmill at the speed I want to walk at gives me a killer cramp in my lower belly. Not a good place to have a cramp when you’re carrying a human there.
  • Squat with a overhead shoulder press. Start with your hands down by your side, squat as low as you can safely go, then press the weights up to the ceiling. I did 12 lb weights, 10 reps, 3 sets, but for those of you just starting out or who haven’t been working out as long as I have, 5-8 lbs should be enough.
  • Dead lift with upright row. Dead lift with a barbell keeping your back straight and knees slightly bent, then as you stand up, bring the bar up to your chest, elbows pointed up. Lower the bar and repeat. I used a 30 lb bar, 10 reps, 3 sets
  • Plie squat with lateral raise.  Start with your legs in a wide stance, knees and toes pointed out arms straight down and drop your butt, as you stand, raise the weights out to the side of your body until you look like a T. I used 10 lbs, 10 reps, 3 sets.

Stay sweaty, my friends!

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