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10-10-10 Push & Pull Workout

10 & 10 WorkoutThis was a fun circuit I did yesterday.  I used a black bodylastics band to get me through the pull ups (love using these bands for assisted pull ups). At round 3 I was thinking, “really Bonnie, 10? Why did I say 10?” lol. But then at round 5 and 6, I felt there was hope as I saw 10 getting a little more in my reach. 🙂

Push-Pull Super Set Workout

10 Pull-ups

10 Push-ups

10 Rounds!

Maybe you are reading this and thinking “I can’t do that”, well think again! I worked out with one of our boot campers who modified the workout and got just as good of a workout as me. Instead of doing pull-ups she did band pull downs. Instead of doing military push ups, she did modified push ups on her knees. On the last round, we BOTH were struggling to get the last few reps of each exercise – and both felt a great sense of accomplishment when we were done!

max fitness clubModified Push-Pull Workout

10 Pull Downs

10 Modified Push-ups

10 Rounds

Now, go get your push pull workout on!

Hashtag #designerwhey if you share this workout!!

FitFluential LLC compensated me for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

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Flabby Arm Fighting Upper Body Workout

Get Your Upper Body Sweat-Fest on with Alex!

Alex CartwrightThis week’s Designer Whey workout is dedicated to country music singer, and song-writer, Alex Cartwright. Alex requested a new upper body cardio routine, as opposed to weight lifting routines. As Alex said, the upper body tends to get left out – especially for those who don’t have a lot of equipment to work with. Why? Because it’s challenging to work your upper body without weights – challenging, but not impossible. You just have to be more creative. That’s where I come in!

♪♬♪♫ Well Alex, (said in my best twangy voice possible) I whipped up a nice batch of southern-fried bodyweight exercises for ya that will make you hotter than a goat’s butt in a pepper patch – designed to tone up those guitar-strumming Crazy Arms, get your Achy Breaky Heart rate up , and make your fat burn like a Ring of Fire! Jump Right In and get this Done!  When you’re finished you’ll be happier than a tornado in a trailer park and purty as a spotted horse in a daisy pasture! So, pull out those sleeveless tops and do this workout often so you can Get Your Shine On every time you hit that stage!  ♪♬♪♫ (sorry, I’m a southern girl myself and I couldn’t resist!)

Tools: All you need is a sturdy wall or door, jump rope, pull-up bar or bands for pulldowns. (I do assisted pull ups using one black Bodylastics band looped over attached to one handle for my right foot. Click here to see various modifications for pull ups)

ALEX Upper body cardioUpper Body Strength & Cardio Workout

Click on the links to see video demonstration of each exercise.

• 100 Jumping Jacks
• 10 Burpees
• 15 Push-up
• 20 Tricep Dips
• 100 Jump Rope
• 10 Pull-ups (or pull downs)
• 15 Wall-Ups
• 20 Sit-ups
• 100-Second Plank (1 min, 40 sec)

Repeat 3 Rounds

It took me 8 minutes & 40 seconds to go through one round, so if you can do the whole workout in about 30 minutes you are rocking! Beginners should get it done in 40-45 minutes. 

Do ALEX twice a week, as your upper body workout in your full body toning routine.

calendarSAMPLE WORKOUT SCHEDULE:
Monday: ALEX Upper Body
Tuesday: Lower Body
Wednesday: Cardio & Abs
Thursday: ALEX Upper Body
Friday: Lower Body
Weekends: Off or more cardio 🙂

Training Tip: Give your body at least 24 hours rest before working the same body part – and 48 hours rest when doing intense weight training. 

To learn more about Alex Cartwright and the Back Roads visit:

http://www.alexcartwright.com
http://www.reverbnation.com/alexcartwright
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlexCartwrig…
http://twitter.com/#!/betwitching

FitFluential LLC compensated me for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Push-Ups, My Secret Weapon

When I think of pushups I think of the military. I picture a bunch of  boot camp newbies face down on the ground pumping out as many of those bad boys as they can. So if push ups are good enough for the military why aren’t they good enough for you and I? THEY ARE!

Some people whine about not having gym equipment, but push ups are one of the best exercises of all time – and they require NO equipment. The killer exercises strengthens the arms, chest and core, while also working the cardiovascular system. I mean think about it. Push ups can leave you breathing like you just sprinted a quarter mile if you’re doing them right.

So why is this delicious exercise not in more people’s exercise program? Some people are just lazy. Push ups takes a lot more out of you than sitting on a chest press machine. However, I think most people just Read the rest of this entry

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