Skip The Gym

August 10, 2017

Skip The Gym

There was a time when I was working out religiously 5 days a week and sometimes when I was feeling like a super achiever I would add a yoga class in on a Saturday - just because.

Well, my routine is much different now. I use to workout so hard and wonder why I wasn't seeing the results I wanted. I was either getting too thin, or too stalky. Couldn't find a middle ground for the life of me.


As of lately, I've been trying a new approach. The most you'll find me working out is 3 days a week for no more than 60-75 minutes a session. With this approach, I'm doing two leg days (one heavier weight day, one day lighter weights) and one cardio/upper body day. This has given me more energy for each session and time for my body to heal, all helping to give me better results. Who would have thought? I'm eating more, working out less, and my metabolism has been in full speed since! A dream right?


Monday routine:


Warm up. Treadmill. 13% incline, 5 minutes.
Triceps Pushdown. 25lb's, 3 sets, 20 reps.
Bench Dips. 10lb's on lap, 3 sets, 20 reps.
Standing One-Arm dumbbell Triceps Extension. 10lb's, 3 sets, 15 reps each arm.
Single Arm Dumbbell Row. 15lb's, 3 sets, 15 reps each arm. 
Reverse Crunches. 3 sets, 20 reps.
Plank Crunches. 3 sets, 20 reps.
Sitting Twists. 3 sets, 20 reps.
Cable Pull Twist. 12lb's, 3 sets, 20 reps.
Stair Master.
Leg Kick Backs. Resistance Band Around Thighs. Level 9,15 minutes.
Skip A Step. Leg Kick back. Level 9, 6 minutes.
Side Step Up. Level 9, 6 minutes.
Cool Down. 3 minutes.

Happy Monday!