Saratoga Spa State Park Workout!

Felt like hitting up the outdoors and trying something different outside of the gym. Got a little dirty and sweaty, but overall enjoyed it! My whole body is actually protesting right now (so soreee, especially my hamstringsss). Being on my feet for around 60 hours this week, and trying to workout is going to take some getting used to. I am optimistic :).

Here is a little video from my workout in the park.

Workout consisted of:

-10 sets of sprints with 1 minute of rest in-between

-inversion hand stands (wow, harder than you think after not doing these for over 10 years!)

– Regular and Tricep Pushups for a total of: 2 each not on my knees, and 50 knee pushups (25 regular and 25 tricep)

– Then burpees with 45 seconds on and 15 seconds rest for 5 sets

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Workout 6/25/14 (mad late I know!)

Workout Wednesday: 6/25/14

As usual I am including videos that give decent examples of how to do the exercises yourselves. This is part of how I learned myself, as well as getting involved at the gym with some of the trainers in smaller classes. I was able to learn through their corrections, and videos online how to do most of what I am doing now. As bad as it sounds, if you can afford it, I would definitely suggest getting a personal trainer to at least teach you proper form and how to do different workouts. If your gym offers free equipment instruction, and if the workers are willing to help, take advantage of that as well! I have pulled Scott from my gym a few times to show me how to use a machine or if I am doing an exercise correctly.

  1. 15 minute warm up on the elliptical machine
  2. Shoulder press on the cable machine
    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZYpTrVUCGs
    2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M238OiKtnRk
    3. (yeah something like that lol)
      1. 20lbs x10
      2. 15lbs x11
      3. 10lbs x10
      4. 5lbs x12
    4. All sets done in succession with little to no rest in-between.
  3. Front Raise
    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t7fuZ0KhDA
    2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZS1Ae5n90M
      1. 10lbs x12
      2. 7.5lbs x25
      3. 5lbs x35
    3. Little to no rest in-between sets
  4. Stair Stepper Interval Training
    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0zGTCPk3mA
      1. Engage core!! Love that he pointed that out!
    2. What I did was one minute with the intensity/speed increased then 30 seconds off.
    3. I died during this, just thought you might want to know… lol
  5. Lateral Raise
    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttvfGg9d76c
      1. 15lbs x15
      2. 10lbs x25
      3. 5lbs x20
  6. Arnold Press
    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj2w851ZHRM
      1. 10lbs x20
      2. 7.5lbs x22
      3. 5lbs x25
    2. Emphasis on front delts
  7. Lunging Landmines
    1. I don’t even know how to really describe how I do these and I can’t seem to find a video on it either! Maybe I am doing something really wrong and dangerous lol I guess I should ask someone at the gym sometime :-p
    2. Did 5 sets of these 1 minute on and 30 seconds rest

The End ❤

100lbs Squats!

Promising myself that I am breaking 100lbs next week! 🙂

(Ignore the scary faces)

This is the result of 6 months of hard work. Everyone has to start somewhere. You just do what you can and work from there 🙂 There is no shame in squatting with just the bar (45lbs) or 5lb hand weights etc. If you are afraid of using the machines, or how to do proper form on certain exercises, ask the trainers at the gym! That is what they are there for! Mine have helped me so much, and I am so very appreciative.

The hard thing now is finding the time to do my workouts! I am currently working two jobs double shifts every day. I really need to catch up on my debt and pay my bills! So here it goes!

No Life

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Please let me know if you ever see my doing something with bad form, or if I can fix something! I do my best to make sure I do things correctly, but most of these things I am learning on my own so I will get them wrong at times!