The Un-named Awesome Workout

I can’t believe it’s already Thursday – this week is just flyin’ by!  That means it’s almost the weekend though, and I’m not complaining about that one.  This weekend is an extra exciting weekend, in fact!  We have friends coming into town that we’re going to the ASU vs. Univ. of UT game with on Saturday, and then Sunday is Cody’s and my ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!  Just saying that makes me feel old or something.  I can’t believe one year has already gone by…  In honor of our one year anniversary, I decided I’m going to be doing some wedding posts that include my bachelorette party, getting ready, the ceremony, the reception, the honeymoon – all that good stuff.  I plan on doing one post a day starting tomorrow and will end them some time next week, so STAY TUNED!

Almost a year ago after we sealed the deal!

 

Moving on…

Today I wanted to share a new workout with you.  I have no idea what to call this workout, so I just decided to name it “The Un-named Awesome Workout”.  Just go with it… ;)

 

The Un-named Awesome Workout

For the “100 squats” I would recommend using the heaviest weight you can without fatiguing your legs before you get to 100.  (If you’re a beginner, I would recommend starting with 10 lb. dumbbells when you do the squats - you’ll STILL feel it, I promise!)  For all other exercises I would recommend using 5-10 lb. dumbbells depending on your fitness level.  When you get to the supersets, you will do 12-15 repetitions and do 2-3 sets of them, again depending on your fitness level.  As I mentioned in my Superset Filled Workout, a superset is two different exercises performed right after one another without stopping.  Supersets can be a great addition to your workout if you’re looking to mix things up or if you’re wanting to challenge your body a little more.  Supersets can also help maximize your results and make your workouts more efficient.

100 squats (got this idea from Julie – it kills, in a good way!)

Superset 1:

Overhead Shoulder Press

Bicep Curl while performing Static Lunge – keep your legs in a scissor position, dip down in a lunge, and come back up without moving your feet while also doing a bicep curl

Superset 2:

Pushups

Deadlifts to Upright Rows

Superset 3:

Tricep Dips

Curtsy Squat to One Leg Balance to Shoulder Lateral Raise – while in a curtsy position, perform a squat, and as you come out of the squat, balance on one leg and perform the lateral raise (more challenging exercise…take out the balance if you are a beginner level)

 

If you are unsure of any of the exercises, you can look them up on YouTube for a video demonstration, or of course feel free to email me or comment below to ask.  If you look at each superset, you’ll notice that the first exercise works on ONE particular muscle group and the second exercise wraps two moves into one, which is called a compound movement exercise.  This means you’re doing two different exercises wrapped into one exercise, which is great for burning more calories and is more time-efficient. 

Ok, now get to it!!  :)

 

Questions:

  • Is there anything in particular you’d like me to include in my Wedding series this next week?
  • Have you tried the 100 squat challenge yet?  If so, what’d you think?
  • Do you usually include supersets within your workouts?
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Comments

  1. Carrie Purchase says

    That pic is so beautiful! I havnt tried the 100 squat challenge yet, Im planning on it soon though! I almost always incorporate supersets into my workouts, but they are usually the same muscle group, like 2 bicep workouts back to back. This really fatigues the muscles and gets a good burn. I also love doing a drop set on the last set of an exercise. You should look into it if you havnt done it before!

  2. says

    Happy (early) 1 year anniversary! What a beautiful pic, you two look so happy and in the moment, love it :)

    I would love to see more wedding pics! Though it’s been 3 years since my wedding, I’m still wedding obsessed and still visit The Knot here and there ;)

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