The stress beater

It looked like today’s workout was not going to happen, but thankfully it did.

Life gets busy, there is a never ending list of things to do at work, so it is easy to put your physical well being at the back of the priority bus.

My approach to training on more stressful days is to just focus on movement and breathing.

I start slow and go on how I feel.

Today’s workout was purely strength with no dedicated conditioning element.

I just wanted to move, breathe, clear my head, and reduce stress.

After 38 minutes of lifting I felt like a new person.

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My Friday Workout

Today started with my 4km jog into work.

After training my clients for the day I completed a 45 minute barbell workout consisting of 4 exercises. Hang snatch, front squats, Romanian deadlifts, and barbell rows.

Nothing fancy (is it ever?) and felt great afterwards.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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Snowboarding + Circuit

It was a beautiful day for snowboarding at Pakenham today.

Once I got back home I decided to do a quick 4 exercise circuit in my basement while watching the Packers and Seahawks game.

I did 6 rounds of:

Double kettlebell squats x 10
Pushups x 10
Double kettlebell swing x 10
Body rows x 8

The circuit was done in under 25 minutes.

Have a wonderful Sunday.

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How goes the New Year Resolution?

We are now in the middle of January and hopefully you are staying active and staying on track.

I find at this time of year it is hard time to stay motivated, but I know I have to keep at it so I don’t put on a winter layer.

Today’s workout took 40 minutes and included :

– Single arm kettlebell swings 3 x 20kg-24kg x 15 each arm

– Double kettlebell squats 1 x 8 (24/28kg) 3 x 8 x (28/32kg)

– Weighted pull-ups 4 x 5 x 20 lbs dumbbell

– Single arm kettlebell press 2 x 6 each arm x 28kg, 1 x 6 each arm x 32 kg

– Single leg bench hip thruster (hamstrings) 3 x 10 each leg

– Close grip push-ups 3 x 10

Have a wonderful day.

Teenage strength / muscle building workout template

Has your teen recently begun showing an interest in lifting weights?

The benefits of lifting weights are endless.

– improve sport performance

– improve overall fitness

– reduce body fat

– improve self-esteem

– manage depression

– improve eating habits

– improve sleep

But knowing how to train properly is often an area where teens or anyone new to weight training has difficulty.

In this video I go over a basic training template that goes over some of the basics to follow when someone first begins lifting weights.

Enjoy and let me know if you have questions.