This week’s workout was a tough one, and I was definitely sore the next day! With some people being back at the some, and others not, we want to have these workouts be easily adaptable to an at home workout. Anytime we use weights in a workout, grab something around your house to add the weight on (a gallon of milk, laundry detergent, bottles of wine, etc). If you do that, then this workout is one that you can truly do from the comfort of your own home!
Cardio warm-up Set One: 15 barbell bicep curls, 15 barbell pullover (the third round we used a dumbbell because the barbell was too heavy), 15 tricep extensions (repeat 3 times) Set Two: 10 lay down push-ups, 20 mountain climbers per side, 10 russian twists per side (repeat 3 times) Set Three: 20 kettlebell arm swings, 15 squat pull-up with a kettlebell, 10 kettlebell windmill per side (repeat 3 times) Stretch to cool down
We have been loving these workout Wednesday posts and we hope you have been too! Let us know if you have tried any of the workouts we’ve given so far, we’d love to hear your feedback. We hope these posts give you the inspiration you need to get up and move when you don’t feel motivated. Anyways, without further ado, here is your workout for the week.
Cardio warm-up Set One: 20 body squat, 20 leg lifts with butt lifts, 10 jump lunges on each side (repeat 3 times) Set Two: 10 leg extensions, 10 deadlifts, 15 superman (repeat 3 times) Set Three: 15 jump squats, 10 glute circles with each leg, 15 bicycle crunches on each side (repeat 3 times) Stretch to cool down
Here in Chicago, the gyms opened at the beginning of July and it has been wonderful to get back into our regular fitness routine. Here is another workout that Rob gave us. We hope you get a chance to do this one, let us know if you do!
Cardio warm-up Set one: 10 squat thrusts, 10 front raises with dumbbells, 10 bent over flies with dumbbells (repeat 3 times) Set two: 15 barbell glute bridge lifts, 10 deadlifts, 30 high knees (repeat 3 times) Set three: 10 plank to push up position, 20 flutter kicks, 10 v sit ups (repeat 3 times) Stretch to cool down
We are so excited about today’s post and hope to make it a regular in the rotation – workout Wednesday. We want Wednesdays on The Meridian Bliss to be all about fitness: workout wear, workouts, gear, classes, etc. Kelly’s husband, Rob, is a firefighter and a personal trainer. We are lucky enough to get workouts from him on the regular!
Rob gave us this workout last week and it was so hard but so good. We always start with a bit of cardio and then do each set of exercises three times before ending with a stretch. Let us know your thoughts if you give it a try!
Set One: 20 jump squats, 15 push-ups, 10 overhead dumbbell lifts, 1 minute plank (repeat 3x) Set Two: 15 cable rows, 10 should presses, 15 leg lifts, 15 sit-ups (repeat 3x) Set Three: 10 lunges, 10 deadlifts, 5 superman with 3 second hold (repeat 3x)
What are you favorite types of workouts? Cardio, strength training, spinning, group classes?