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8/17/13 Workout…quick arms

Busy, busy, busy. That’s all I can say about why I haven’t blogged a lot lately. I promise, I have been working out. I’ve mostly been doing a boot camp on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with a home workout thrown in every now and then. I really need to join a gym so I can get my lifting back to where it was. The closest gym to me is a big name and they don’t let babies in until they are 6 months old. What? Baby Boy just sits there, how hard could it be to watch him for an hour? Grrr. Anyway. 

Today’s workout was a quick one. Its part of a week-long arm challenge from Skinny Ms. Fitness.  Here is the link to the challenge. 

These are Monday’s exercises:  Do the circuit 3 times, rest 20 sec between exercises and 1 minute between sets. 

  • tricep push-ups, 12
  • bicep curls, 12 (I used 15 lb dumbbells)
  • tricep kick-backs, 12 (I used 10 lb dumbbells)

I did 5 minutes of jump rope before the strength training. 

Quick, super easy, but challenging if you up your weight. Perfect workout if you don’t have a lot of time. 

Stay sweaty, my friends!

7/31/2013 Workout…jump rope w/ full body strength

I had a busy day yesterday, so I wasn’t able to post my workout. I finally got annoyed at myself for slacking on the workouts and the eating right. So yesterday was the day I changed it. I ate pretty healthy (although, I was at a loss for what to eat at dinner since Hubby didn’t come home and I didn’t have anything to cook…ate oatmeal with blueberries and then some Greek yogurt).  This workout is great for beginners and if you’re more advanced, you can always add more weight/more sets/more reps, however you need to modify it.  Its fairly quick and hits all the major muscle groups.

  • Warm-up (don’t forget to do this…move around your house, walk on the treadmill, do some squats, just move!)
  • 1 min jump rope
  • Squat with a shoulder press, 12 reps x 3 sets
  • 1 min jump rope
  • Lunge with a bicep curl, 12×3
  • 1 min jump rope
  • Dead lift with upright row, 12×3
  • 1 min jump rope
  • Tricep dips, 12×3
  • 1 min jump rope
  • push-ups, 12×3

It doesn’t seem like a lot, but my tooshie is screaming at me this morning! Remember to go as low as you can on your squats, and keep your back straight, shoulders back, and neck neutral during all exercises. 

Stay sweaty, my friends!

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