It has been a productive Sunday for me! I filmed this workout, and then went outside for a run with Jesse. We got in 5.55 miles. It’s about 25 degrees outside, so it was pretty cold, but I still managed to work up a good sweat.
For this workout you will need dumbbells, something to step up onto and a yoga mat. When selecting a weight, pick something that is challenging for you. However, you should be able to make it through the reps while maintaining good form. If the last two repetitions feel challenging, but you can still make it through your weights are heavy enough. For the stepping surface, you can vary the height based on your own needs. Lower surfaces will work too (so if you have a staircase handy you can use a step). Higher surfaces will increase the intensity and the range of motion.
It’s also a Sunday food prep day, so I will be taking pictures to show you guys what I am cooking. I will also be sharing a breakdown of a typical day of eating for me. My bikini competition is 4 weeks away (as of yesterday) so I will be updating your on my progress, and posting links to Month 2 of my contest prep workouts. People have been asking me if it is possible to prepare for a bikini competition solely with home workouts. I will keep you all posted, and we will see how it works out for me. 🙂
Update: If you want a sneak peek into my results you can find them here: NPC Bikini Competition Results. I will give you a hint and say that Yes, it is possible to prepare for a bikini competition with home workouts. This was a very fun workout series for me to film, and I hope you all find it as useful and effective as I did. Home workouts are an amazing resource and you can get results without ever stepping into a gym. Plus, they are versatile, so if you like getting out of the house and into a gym setting, you can always take these workouts with you wherever you go.
I hope you all enjoy today’s workout! So far I have gone through it once (right before my run). If I have time after my cooking is done I will repeat it 1 more time.
Beginner: 5 reps weighted, 10 reps body weight Intermediate: 8 reps weighted, 15 reps body weight Advanced: 10 reps weighted, 20 reps body weight 1. Squat (weighted) 2. Squat Jump 3. Bicycle Abs 4. Weighted Step Up (right) 5. Single Leg Hop (right) 6. Crunch Tap Abs 7. Weighted Step Up (left) 8. Single Leg Hop (left) 9. Knee Drop Plank 10. Curtsy Lunge Twist (weighted) 11. Side Lunge Jump 12. Temple Tap Crunch
Repeat 1-2X. Optional: Pair with cardio. I paired this routine with a run.