6-Month Home Workout Challenge: Week 12 #BFBodyFit

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Hi Everyone!

For the week, we have 6 Fantastic workouts on the agenda. I posted the videos and workout breakdowns below, or you can check out the individual workout breakdowns to each routine by clicking on the daily links.

Are you ready to have an awesome workout week, and feel great? Me too! Exercise makes me feel amazing, and I am excited to share this week’s workout schedule with you.

Equipment in this week’s schedule:

During this week’s workout schedule I use a few different pieces of equipment. If you don’t have any equipment please don’t worry. You can complete the exercises with Body Weight, or grab something from around the house (water bottles, a hand bag, etc) to add some resistance.

During Workout #1 I use a stability ball for a Decline Pushup Ab Pull, but you can substitute a Frogger Pushup for a no equipment version of the exercise. If you’re not sure what that is, click the Workout Title link and you will see a photo tutorial for that and each exercise in the workout video.

Make Your Plan:

Take a minute to make a plan. How many workouts are you going to do this week, and when will you do them. Then stay accountable. Mark them off on your calendar or tag me in your check in posts throughout the week on Instagram or Facebook. Having a plan makes you more likely to succeed at sticking to the workouts.

Focus on Nutrition:

Throughout the week, focus on supporting your workouts with good nutritious meals. For me, that means eating plenty of whole foods, vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean meats, and staying hydrated. Below, I included some photos of meals I cooked at home. I aim to incorporate vegetables with every meal.

Vegetables add a wider variety of nutrients to your meals, and also keep you feeling full and satisfied for longer periods of time. Aim to make approximately half of your meal vegetables.

Chicken and Vegetable Soup with Lemon Rice

Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry

Eggs and Toast with Guacamole

Chicken, Quinoa and Peppers with a salad.

If you have a favorite healthy recipe, please share it in the comments below, or tag me in a post on Instagram or Facebook. Let me know if you would like me to start posting more meal ideas. I usually post meals on my Instagram page, but I would love to get back to sharing more recipes on my blog as well.

Exercises like this can be completed with a dumbbell or other item for added resistance, or you can do the movement with body weight only. Modify with what you have available at home.

I hope you enjoy this week’s workouts! Let me know what you think!

PS You can find me on Social Media: @BenderFitness and on Facebook: @MelissaBenderFitness and Jesse is on Instagram: @BenderCrosby1

PPS If you want to help support BenderFitness so we can get a new camera & new equipment & make our site more sustainable your donation is greatly appreciated: https://www.patreon.com/BenderFitness

The Workouts

Day 1: 20 Minute Full Body Workout

This workout can be completed for Reps or Intervals.
Beginner: 10 Reps
Intermediate: 15 Reps
Advanced: 20 Reps
Intervals: 12 Rounds of 10/50.
Lunge Jump
Down Dog Leg Lift-Right
Down Dog Leg Lift-Left
Jump Squat
Decline Pushup Ab Pull (Frogger Pushup Modification)
Jumping Jacks
Side Plank Reach Through-Right
Side Plank Reach Through-Left
Overhead Squat
Pendulum Squat
Side to Side Mountain Plank
Repeat 1-3X

Day 2: Lean Lower Body Dumbbell Workout

Equipment: Gymboss Interval Timer set for stopwatch, Dumbbells, Chair or Bench.
Beginners: 5 Burpees, 10 Reps Per Exercise
Intermediate: 10 Burpees, 15 Reps
Advanced: 10 Burpees, 20 Reps
1. 10 Burpees
2. Curtsy Lunge (right)
3. Curtsy Lunge (left)
4. Romanian Deadlift
5. Overhead Split Squat (right)
6. Overhead Split Squat (left)
7. Calf Raise (right)
8. Calf Raise (left)
9. Weighted Plie
10. 10 Burpees
Repeat 1-4X

Day 3: 15 Minute Body Weight HIIT

All Levels: Max reps during each 50 second interval, 10 seconds of rest between exercises. 

1. High Knees
2. Burpee
3. Lunge Kick (right)
4. Lunge Kick (left)
5. Decline Mountain Climber
6. 1 Leg Hip Thrust (right)
7. 1 Leg Hip Thrust (left)
8. Speed Skater
9. Jump Squat
10. Plank Jack
11. Single Leg Stand (right)
12. Single Leg Stand (left)
13. Hip Lift/Leg Lift
14. Temple Tap Abs
15. Frogger

Day 4: 15 Minute Legs and Core

Sumo Squat
Warrior III-Right
Warrior III-Left
Hip Press/Glute Bridge
Hip Lift
Rock the Boat
Cheek to Cheek
Alternating Lunge
Forward Lunge Lift-Right
Forward Lunge Lift-Left
Repeat 1-3X

Day 5: 15 Minute Full Body Workout

Set Your Interval Timer for 15 Rounds of 10/50.
Equipment: Dumbbell
Over Head Squat
Alternating Runner’s Lunge Lift
Warrior Deadlift-Right
Warrior Deadlift-Left
Lunge Jump
Side Plank Leg Lift-Right
Side Plank Leg Lift-Left
Temple Tap Abs
Plank Knee Tap
Leg/Hip Lift
Reverse Plank Step Out
Tricep Pushup-Right
Tricep Pushup-Left
Bent Over Row-Right
Bent Over Row-Left
Repeat 1-3X
Optional: Pair with 30-Minutes Cardio of Choice.

Day 6: 15 Minute Total Body Workout and Cardio Burn

Set your Timer for 12 Rounds of 30/50.
30 Seconds of Cardio Before Each Exercise.
In/Out Jump
Single Leg Hip Thrust-Right
Single Leg Hip Thrust-Left
Warrior III-Right
Warrior III-Left
Reverse Plank Leg Lift
Angle Abs
Side Plank Hip Drop-Right
Side Plank Hip Drop-Left
Temple Tap Abs
Repeat 1-3X

Day 7: Rest Day

4 thoughts on “6-Month Home Workout Challenge: Week 12 #BFBodyFit

  1. Irene

    Yes, please post more meal ideas. I have enjoyed all of the meals from your blog that I have tried so far. I have been a fan of your blog for years Melissa! Thank you for all that you do, I really enjoy working out with you!

  2. Kimberley Rothacker

    I just want to say I can’t thank you enough for everything you do to keep Benderfitness alive and always managing to post workout programs even though your life seems busy enough as it is. Due to this covid-19 pandemic, all gyms are closed in the North East. I’m a rock climber and I live in the Hudson Valley, NY. My climbing gym has been closed but I have been doing your workouts for about 5 years now. I shared a link to your webpage on 2 women’s climbing forums that I follow so other climbers can try out your workouts while all the climbing gyms are shut down.

    • benderfitness

      Climbing is such an amazing workout, and fun experience. I lived in the Hudson Valley for 13 years. It’s a beautiful area.

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