I had a nice run into work yesterday, so today was a barbell workout with no conditioning.
Hang snatch, front squats, push press, and RDLs. It was a good one.
Have a great weekend and hopefully the Super bowl will be a close game.
I think the Patriots will take it.
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.
I have been battling a cold for a few days but made myself get a workout in today.
It consisted of three super sets and was completed in under 34 minutes.
It was hard to get started but I felt good 5 minutes in to the 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.
Today’s workout was completed in just under 34 minutes.
My legs felt a little heavy from Sunday so deadlifts were done with medium intensity.
Overall, a solid training session to help push me through the January blahs.
Have a great day.
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.
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.
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.