Introducing… Trainer Tuesday!

It’s Tuesday – hallelujah!  I am determined that today is going to be a better one than yesterday.  Thank you for all of your encouraging and sweet comments yesterday.  I’m glad I’m not the only one that wakes up on the wrong side of the bed sometimes!  ;)  I’ll tell you what, a delicious whole wheat pumpkin waffle with a little crunchy peanut butter and a drizzle of maple syrup will definitely help start your day off on the right foot!

 Moving on…  I decided to start something new on the blog this week!  I want to introduce to you “Trainer Tuesday”!  The post title was a good hint, eh? ;)  Each Tuesday morning, I will post a new work out for your working out enjoyment.  The workouts will vary from treadmill workouts to circuit workouts to simple strength workouts.  At the beginning of each workout, I will specify what the type, fitness level, and length of the work out.

 

If you are unaware of my fitness background, you can read a little more about it here.  In a nutshell: have always been interested in fitness and sports; have played sports my whole life; NASM certified personal trainer; B.A. in Health Psychology; used to work as a personal trainer at a gym and still train on the side out of my home; health and fitness is one of my biggest passions and loves!

 

Please feel free to ask me questions, give me your feedback, and offer suggestions as to what you would like to see on Trainer Tuesday in terms of specific types of workouts!  You can also see past workouts that I’ve posted on my Workouts page under the Fitness tab.

 

Alright, let’s get started with our first “Trainer Tuesday” workout!  Note:  If you don’t know how to do specific exercises that I’ve listed, I recommend searching them on YouTube.  Also please don’t hesitate to ask me!  Please remember to check with your doctor before starting a new fitness routine and/or workout.  Have fun!

Strength-Cardio-Core Circuit Workout

Type: Circuit

Fitness Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Time to Complete:  about 35-40 minutes (not including warm up/cool down)

Equipment Needed: Light set of dumbbells, heavy set of dumbbells, medicine ball, floor mat/towel

Warm Up:  5-10 minutes low to medium intensity cardio

 

Circuit #1:

Strength – Plie squat with tricep extension  15 reps

Cardio – Medicine ball toe touches  60 seconds

Core – Double crunches  20 reps

(after completing 3x, rest for 30-60 seconds)

 

Circuit #2:

Strength – Curtsy squat rear leg lift into lateral shoulder raise  15 reps

Cardio – High knees  60 seconds

Core – Plank hold  60 seconds

(after completing 3x, rest for 30-60 seconds)

 

Circuit #3:

Strength – Deadlift into upright row 15 reps

Cardio – Mountain climbers 60 seconds

Core – Side plank raises 30 seconds on each side

(after completing 3x, rest for 30-60 seconds)

 

Cool down:  5-10 minutes stretching or light cardio

 

Questions:

  • What do you think of Trainer Tuesday so far?
  • What types of workouts would you most like to see?

 

 

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  1. says

    There is a blogging community feature every Tuesday called Tuesday Trainer–you should check it out and participate. It’s fun! lindsayslist.co/2011/09/introducing-tuesday-trainer/

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