Today's workout was awesome. One of those days where you are just in the mode and feeling GREAT. I lifted this morning, full body 60 minutes followed by twenty minutes on the elliptical. I usually focus on muscle groups when I lift, but I like to shake it up and do full body sometimes to keep my body guessing.
My lifting looked something like this:
3 sets of each of these...
12 Assisted Pullups
15 Squat Curl Press w/40 lb bar
Leg Press 270 lbs
15 Push ups
15 R&L Isolated Squat Reverse Lunge Combo (see below for exercise of the week)
15 decline rear rows on the bar (think lifting body up off the ground with palms facing the ceiling, touching chest to the bar)
12 alt lunge with cable chest press 25 lbs on each side
followed by 12 alt lunges keeping the 25 lb resistance at each side.
Plate Pushes and
Abs Circuit to finish
Tonight I made it back for 40 more mins on the elliptical and Janae's spin class. Love it. So so much. It was a great workout day.
This week's exercise of the week is a new lunge/squat combo I've been LOVING. It is killer if you push yourself and do it right!
Isolated Squat Reverse Lunge ComboMuscles Targeted: MAJOR glute exercise, inner thighs, quads, hamstrings, and core as well.
Grab a bar. The heavier the better. I did these today with a 50 lb bar.
Put the bar on your shoulders, chest up, abs tight, and legs shoulder width apart.
Start focusing on the right leg.
Do a full squat. Step back with the right leg and do a reverse lunge.
Step back to starting position legs shoulder width apart again and do another full squat. Followed by another reverse lunge on the right leg.
Do 15 of each on the right side and take a lil' breather.
I like to do a plank in between so I'm utilizing my rest time.
(It's allll about alternating exercises. Maximize your gym time, and get you in and out of there faster.)
Repeat this on the left side doing 15 of each. Your legs should be shakity shaking by the end of each set. If not, your weight isn't heavy enough. As you get tired, really focus on keeping that core tight, and being sure that your form stays correct.
Aim to do three sets on each leg.
Let's hope this internet get's back to normal by tomorrow...Buenos noches.
Did you have any workout highlights for the day? I am guessing my legs are going to be tired tomorrow! Do you ever do two-a-days? Sometimes it just feels right. :)