First workout of 2014

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First workout of 2014

My trainer’s back from holidays and put this little number together for the 5 girls in my group today. We’re usually a pretty fit bunch but we did struggle after having a few weeks off. Oh well, as Maree says “Pain is weakness leaving your body.” And by that account, a great deal of weakness left my body this morning….

Here are some demos:
Burpees http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burpee_%28exercise%29
Squats http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmI9x_5aFdc
Stationary Lunge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GA4STCHhAM
Tricep Dips http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXNHHm9c5-E
Box Jumps (I use a step and make it about 5 levels high) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc65Gdd2Omg
Mountain Climbers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzGekP0XSVA
Four Point Push-Up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXEHGJMc_Zg
Alternating Lunges https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCpu8IhLvBg
Iron Cross http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiVbKEkWbI8
Bicycle Crunches http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FGilxCbdz8
Plate Crunches (My trainer had us put our legs straight in the air as opposed to the bent position in this video. We had to try to get the plate to touch our shoes, head doesn’t touch the ground.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuzs_P7y24s
Russian Twist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgSnIib9s5Y

Three workouts to get you through the holidays.

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Monday WorkoutWednesday WorkoutFriday Workout

My trainer has been putting us through our paces this week and has come up with 3 really good workouts to keep the Christmas kilos at bay. Hope you enjoy them as much as I have. Merry Christmas.

Some exercise demos for you:
Medicine Ball Sit Up Throws (Sit further away than these people are so you get a good throw in). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAL99HxaZrw
Russian Twist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgSnIib9s5Y
Iron Cross http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiVbKEkWbI8
Med Ball Squat Throw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6aC2o7204s
Medicine Ball Bridge with Leg Lift (About 2.14 seconds in to the video.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2mxYyMjfxY
Repeaters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnSzwCMXTSg
Mountain Climbers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzmKjlbbHzs
Medicine Ball Squats http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUbY2prXt-k
Medicine Ball Slam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWghPf9dso0
Burpees http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burpee_%28exercise%29
DB Squats http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9O7EOXVIKY
Alternating Lunges http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo1pFV8HMic
Squat Thrusters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87xtinde5y4
Knee to Pike Sit Up (Hold a weight in your hands and alternate one pike sit up with one crunch.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02b2QxcazOM
Thrusters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7ljnk8OS3M
Sumo Squat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kiXid7pm6I
Hover http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRXKg21pE-4
Rope Pull http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGHmgqJeSu0
Box Jumps http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxldG9FX4j4
Medicine Ball Squat Toss http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C0z1_uNHU0
Medicine Ball Crunches http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb-kh42M-60
Chin Up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FWqNXEWl34
Dead Lift http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q_GnXm7LbI

Workout of the day

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Workout of the day

Another workout bites the dust. Worked up a sweat getting through this one.

Here are some demos if you need them.
Squat Thrusters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7ljnk8OS3M
Box Jumps (I use a step and make it about 5 levels high) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc65Gdd2Omg
Hip Thrust http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mH4A1DkTleg
Alternating Backward Lunge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFIZ2tbnUa8
Calf Raises http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwLzBJYoWlI
Ice Skaters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnZtEoYNs1A
Squats with a plate http://www.ehow.com/video_4982608_workouts-plie-squats-plate.html
Chest Press https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmB1G1K7v94
Bent Over Row http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaw-Up9Fkcg
Tricep Dips http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXNHHm9c5-E
Hover http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRXKg21pE-4

Workout of the Day

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Wednesday Workout Revised

Here’s today’s workout. The variation in the exercises helped the time pass quickly, though the second round of push ups with a hand slap seemed to go on a bit. πŸ˜‰

Some demos if you need them:
Med Ball Toss http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sQjqcNljaQ
Med Ball Rugby Pass (In case you don’t have a friend, here’s how to do one on your own) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHKIMHzHA78
Hover http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRXKg21pE-4
TRX Squat Row http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QEfDANtMDA
Box Jumps http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxldG9FX4j4
TRX Chest Press http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vPgHzuRI7I
Iron Cross http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiVbKEkWbI8
TRX Tricep Push Ups http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHwECZSY7mQ
DB Shoulder Press http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-aVuyhvLHU
TRX Bicep Curls http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF2zADMASWI
Alternating Backward Lunge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFIZ2tbnUa8
Ice Skaters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnZtEoYNs1A
Push Up with Hand Clap (Not the best quality video but you’ll get the idea.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDrgqZBKLZw
Medicine Ball Sit Up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb-kh42M-60
Russian Twist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgSnIib9s5Y
Frogger Kicks (Basically a Burpee with a jump at the end once you’re in the standing position) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zrN7c6BVw8

Thursday Workout

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Thursday Workout

My trainer said this was an easy one today. She was a little disappointed that my abs were not in agony after yesterday and told me to focus on using those muscles more. I have a feeling they will be hurting tomorrow.

Monday Workout

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Monday Workout

Enjoy this workout, I really liked it. Make sure you have enough resistance on your bar to make it worthwhile. πŸ™‚

Here are some references for the different exercises.
Chest Press http://vimeo.com/32179426
Forward Row http://vimeo.com/32179569
Power Press http://vimeo.com/32179880
Bicep Curls http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO_CNYidOw0
Tricep Dips http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0326dy_-CzM