I have a really good workout for today (two in fact!), but they aren’t ready yet! I have a quick weighted workout, and a body weight Tabata burn out bonus workout. (Update: the Tabata Lower Body Burn Video is posted below). Don’t worry! I’ve got you covered if you are on track with the schedule. There is an alternate workout posted below. If you are following the workout schedule, there is also an optional bonus Yoga Stretch workout posted for today. The schedule is new, so if you haven’t seen it yet you can check it out here: Weekly Workout Schedule.
I spent yesterday cleaning out our closets, and gathering stuff to donate. We own an excessive amount of clothing, and stuff in general, and we are trying to get rid of things. I have mentioned this before, but clutter can actually increase stress and has been scientifically linked to over eating. That isn’t the reason we are getting rid of stuff, but it’s a nice bonus!
Today I had a dentist appointment, and when it was time to start filming Maverick was not having it. He was so patient all morning at the dentist, and he wasn’t interested in watching me workout in the afternoon. I did film a baby weight tutorial version of the workout, which I will also post once I get the full workout filmed.
In the mean time, for anyone sticking to the schedule you can do the workout below instead. Thank you guys for being patient and bearing with me! Blogging and being a new mom can get a little bit crazy. The workout I posted below has several of the same weighted exercises as the new one, so it will be a good alternate workout.
I used two 20-pound dumbbells in this workout video below. Select a weight that is challenging for you. If you don’t have anything heavy enough to challenge you aim to do the higher number of reps with great form. You can always get in a great workout with body weight, but the added weight increases the intensity and will help you build muscle more quickly. Muscle=Better Metabolism.
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Intervals: 10 Rounds of 10/50.
Beginner: 10 Reps
Intermediate: 15 Reps
Advanced: 20 Reps
*If you are using very heavy/challenging weights aim for between 10-12 Reps per exercise.
- Split Squat: Right
- Split Squat: Left
- In/Out Squats
- Warrior Deadlift: Right
- Warrior Deadlift: Left
- Curtsy Lunge: Right
- Curtsy Lunge: Left
- Single Leg Glute Bridge: Right
- Single Leg Glute Bridge: Left
Optional: Pair with 15-30 Minutes Cardio of Choice