Wednesday Workout: 3 Circuit Full Body Workout

Oh, hello there! Remember me? While I haven’t blogged in what feels like forever, I have to say it’s not because I haven’t wanted to, but it’s more due to the fact that I’ve been limited on free time these days and have opted to spend that small amount of free time on other things- generally snuggling with RM and Francesca on the couch watching a little bit of TV before calling it a night. During busy times in particular, it’s all about choosing what is more important for YOU to do and I know that choosing relaxing on the couch or getting dinner out or making dinner is going to make me feel better than sitting down to blog. #sorrynotsorry ūüėČ

With that said, I do have plenty of workouts in the backlog and figured I’d get one up for you today! This one does require the gym as I used some machines, but if you don’t have access to a gym you could easily swap those exercises out for something else that has a similar effect but can be done with dumbbells instead.

 

3-circuit-total-body-workout

If you’re looking for more, you can finish with this 5 minute finisher: AMRAP 5 Minutes- 10 lateral ball slams¬†(total), 10 toe touches, 10s. plank hold

The way the workout works (that always sounds weird), is you’ll start with the 3 exercises in circuit 1 and do 10 of each and do 3 rounds. Then you’ll move on to circuit 2 and then circuit 3. Depending on how much time you have, feel free to try out the 5 minute finisher at the end! For the exercises requiring 2 sides (right and left), complete the 10 reps on each side (ie: 10 lunges on the right and left, each knee comes in 10 times for the mountain climbers, etc.). The moves are not anything too complicated so I challenge you to choose a heavier weight.

Please let me know if you try this ūüôā Happy Wednesday!!

Questions for you: How do you prioritize your free time when you have a busy schedule? 

Wednesday Workout: 25 Minute Total Body AMRAP Workout

Helllooo! How’s everyone doing today? I had to take a last minute work trip to Canton, which isn’t ideal, but hopefully it will go smooth and fast! Know what is ideal, though? Especially with a busy schedule? A short, but effectively butt-kicking workout! I truly believe that long gone are the days where you need to spend hours in the gym to qualify as a “workout” (unless, of course, you’re training for something specific that requires hours of training),¬†which is why¬†I’ve been loving AMRAP workouts; they force you to work hard and fast (but always focusing on form over speed!) and if you do them correctly (working through each exercise without rest), you’ll definitely feel like you’ve worked out for probably double as long as the workout really was.

Whenever I finish an AMRAP workout, I’m always surprised by how challenging it ended up being. First round? Not so bad. Second round? Starting to feel it. Third round? Ok, I’m slowing down… you get the idea.¬† This particular AMRAP workout was no different in that regard- my legs and upper body felt pretty smoked by the end!

25 minute total body AMRAP workout
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Wednesday Workout: 30 minute total body tabata workout

Morning, friends! I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve posted a workout for you. It’s certainly not because I’ve stopped doing them and teaching them, it’s just that I haven’t done or taught anything worth sharing. Womp.

I did make up a new workout to teach this past Monday and I thought it was worth sharing since it can be tailored to fit¬†what you’re looking for. You don’t want to do cardio? Skip it. Only have time for a 15 or 20 minute workout? Pick a few tabata sets and rock them.

As a reminder, tabata is 8 rounds of¬†20 seconds ON and 10 seconds rest. During those 20 seconds, you’re working HARD- if your muscles aren’t burning by the end of the 20 seconds and you don’t feel like you need that 10 second¬†break, think about upping your weight to make it more challenging. There are 2 exercises listed per tabata set, which means you’ll do 4 rounds for each move.

30 minute total body tabata workout

Everything in this workout should be fairly common, but if you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask me.

Questions for you: What’s your favorite tabata combo? What’s a move your loving right now? I need some inspiration!

Wednesday Workout: Full Body Supersets Workout

As I said on Monday, I taught a workout in SHRED last week that I loved when I did it on my own, but wasn’t crazy about it when I was teaching it. I based my workout off of Athena’s 35 Minute Upper Body Blast workout that she posted a while ago. I knew I wanted to do an¬†upper body strength workout, but since I was at my apartment, obviously without a rowing machine, I had to do something to replace that piece of the workout. Enter: core supersets and short cardio blasts.

Since the workout left me really sore, I thought it would be good to teach (I’m evil that way ūüėČ ), but I knew I wanted to add in some lower body super sets so that my members could have a more well-rounded workout (when I workout on my own I can pick and choose what I want to do, which is why I loved Athena’s upper body focused workout). Here’s what I came up with!

Full Body Supersets

I’m not really sure why I didn’t love teaching this, perhaps because we did each superset 3 times through and it felt too repetitive? Regardless, I liked the actual workout and can see myself doing it again, which is why I’m sharing it with you today!

I think most of the moves are self-explanatory, but if you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Also, if you’re running short on time, but still want a full body workout, feel free to do¬†only¬†one or two rounds of each strength/core exercises. Or, you can skip the cardio! I do this all the time with workouts that I see online. I’ll change something, add something, remove something… you get the idea.

Let me know if you try this!

Questions for you: Instructor friends- do you like to teach different formats from what you do when you’re on your own?