Workouts and Mini Workout Partners

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Happy Hump Day!

How has your week been so far? Mine has been full of lots of cuddling with a tiny human, diaper changing, and a few great workouts! Once Annabelle was down for her nap yesterday, I grabbed my dumbbells and gliding discs and got to work.

Eric got a set of Bowflex dumbbells a while back, and this was my first time to use them. They can go all the way from 10lbs to 90lbs. Even though they are a little bulky, it is so nice to have so many weight options in such a compact set. We would never have the room for all those dumbbells individually, nor would we want to pay for them!

Here's the workout in a nutshell. Anywhere you see the "G," use the gliders (or paper plates if you don't have gliders). As far as weight goes, you want to choose something that is challenging while still allowing you to finish the exercise.

Most of the exercises are pretty straight forward except for the bridge with hamstring slide. It is one of my absolute favorite hamstring exercises! It always leaves me sore for days. :)

Bridge with hamstring slide:

Begin by lying down on your back and placing heels on gliding discs. Lift hips off the ground into a bridge position (like the picture below). With hips lifted, slide both heels away from your body and then drag them back into starting position. If this is a little to much, start by just sliding one leg out at a time. Get ready to feel the burn!

Not feeling a traditional strength training workout today? No worries, join me at the barre for a killer Cardio Barre Fusion workout! I am definitely having withdrawals from teaching barre while on maternity leave. Although I am loving my time with little bit, I miss my students like crazy!

While I worked out, I was cheered on by this cutie pie!

She is quite the little exerciser herself, and spends at least 5 minutes after every nap stretching. Flexibility training is very important you know!

I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your hump day!

How did you get your sweat on today?

In health,

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3 Responses to “Workouts and Mini Workout Partners”

  1. Aw, your little one is adorable! I'm going to definitely use these tips for strength training. My routine is getting a little boring. Plus I know I need to change things up every now and again. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Rachel!! I definitely think keeping things fresh is hard with strength training! It's so easy to get into a routine!

  2. Those disc things look really cool!


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