Friday’s Workout

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Friday's Workout

This was nice to get in before the weekend.

Med Ball Slams http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huBClepn-jY
Med Ball Throw to a Friend http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6aC2o7204s
Frogger Kick with Med Ball Throw (Much easier to throw the ball to a friend than at the wall like this guy is doing.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZJEUSiGXy8
Push Up on Knees with Med Ball Throw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4jpgaiR-QY
Crunch with Med Ball Throw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGmpENLFXck
Med Ball Lateral LUnges http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6KRKSsTPIY
Grapevine (No Med Ball in this video but you get the idea.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sClnamZy5sQ
Forward Squat Jumps http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8llmPKafYyg
Crunches http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev2HwPWwd-I
Flutter Kicks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcXBNRua2eo
Iron Cross http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiVbKEkWbI8
Back Extensions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrS8vOLpVfc

Today’s Workout

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Today's Workout

An easy one today. I’ve just started on the Les Mills – Look Better Naked course with three other girls that I train with regularly. There are also three new girls in the group who have just started the programme. I think they were in a bit of shock from their first session on Monday so this should stop them getting scared off. For me the tough part is the diet. It seems like it’s not restrictive but it really is. Each day I have to consume 2ltrs water minimum, no more than 2 servings of fruit, 4 servings of carbs, 5 servings of protein, 2 fats and as many veges as I like (5+ recommended) provided they are not carrots, potato, sweet potato, pumpkin, corn, parsnip etc. One serving is 1/2 cup in size for carbs and veges, 1 serving of protein is 100gm and 1 serving of fat is 1/4 avocado or 1/2 tbsp olive oil or 2 egg yolks or 10 nuts for example. I find it tricky to stay within 2 fats per day so, I don’t add any oil to salads or vegetables. Salt, pepper and lemon juice are ok though. I’ve also decided I’m going to have a cucumber, celery, kale, parsley, lemon, green apple, cos lettuce and spinach juice in the afternoons to prevent snacking. I guess we’ll have to see how that goes…..

Here are some demos for you:
Medicine Ball Slams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWghPf9dso0
Thrusters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7ljnk8OS3M
Stationary Lunges https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCpu8IhLvBg
Hip Thrusts (This video is kind of hilarious. But at least you can see what the exercise is.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mH4A1DkTleg
Box Jumps (I use a step and make it about 4 levels high) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc65Gdd2Omg
Calf Raises http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwLzBJYoWlI
Ice Skaters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnZtEoYNs1A
Walking Lunges (Sorry about the music on this one, the technique is good though.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qoYbW34tFU
Burpees http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burpee_%28exercise%29
Squat Jumps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVaEhXotL7M
Hover http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRXKg21pE-4
Side Plank https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iyr6ETMJT0M
Back Extensions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrS8vOLpVfc

Today’s Workout

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Today's Workout

This was a tough one today. The “Belly Ups” were a little odd and I think all four girls who do my class found it difficult to get into a rhythm as we’d not tried them before. Maree, my trainer, said they’re a Cross-Fit exercise. She always likes to mix things up which is really good.

Here are some demos:
Alternating Backward Lunges http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUYsbhIOvFA
Alternating Sideways Lunges http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2CCEWeitog
Jump Squats with Medicine Ball (Do it faster than this lady.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDIBpp6Ubu4
Medicine Ball Slam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWghPf9dso0
Burpees http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K-aaPSgZWs
Belly Ups http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxgZIMHzCAo
Knee Ups (Use “Broad Jump” technique but do on the spot lifting knees as high as possible.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gd6Lr7mtt8&list=PL2EEC843E9DB750DD
Tricep Dips http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXNHHm9c5-E
Squats http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDdSZmWNYQI
Tiger Crawl (This guy calls it a Bear Crawl, same thing.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORUVgqJLHEU
Walking Lunge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mDWDlzFobQ
“C” Crunch (Hold medicine ball in your hands and touch your knees with it.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFOQADcJwss
Oblique Twists with Medicine Ball (Nike calls this a Russian twist.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of9_4EQIFlQ&list=PL2EEC843E9DB750DD