Got in a great kettlebell workout at home this morning. So glad that I added the new ones to the collection so that we can learn new movements and techniques in the comfort of our own home. Especially with fall/winter coming *****Today's workout***** You can do your own warm-up (5 minutes) and cool down (5 minutes). Use a kettlebell weight thatallows you to perform the exercise with good posture and stability.
Do each exercise as many times as you can for 1 minute.
1) One-Armed Chest Press (each arm for 30 seconds)
3) Curl to Shoulder Press
4) One-Armed Row (each arm for 30 seconds)
5) Bridge to Crunch
6) One-Armed Swing (each arm for 30 seconds)
7) Backwards Lunge (each leg for 30 seconds)
8) Kettlebell Halo
9) Windmill (each side for 30 seconds)
10) Kettlebell Swing
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Decided to use the kettlebells again this morning. I'm not sure if its the fact that I'm using different equipment, the weight distribution/feel of the kettlebells, or a combination of both, but I'm enjoying incorporating the kettlebells in my workout program. I did the same workout as a couple of days ago so if you want a great kettlebell workout routine you can check it out in my past posts.
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With the rain coming down outside I decided to keep my workout indoors today and was pleasantly surprised to see that the kettlebells weren't being used when I arrived.
I've been focused on gaining lean muscle for about 7 months now. For the first 3 months I followed a strict weight training program and went from 153lbs to 173lbs while bulking. The next month (4-6 weeks) I was cutting to get rid of some of my water weight so I did HIIT, AMRAP, tabata workouts, rode my bike more often, and attended more muay thai and bjj classes. I dropped 8lbs weighing 165lbs by the end of the month. Now that I'm back to bulking I don't want my workouts to become stale or stagnant so I've been diversifying my workouts any way that I can by doing things like working out outdoors, adding weight and/or time to the workout, etc. and I'm back up around 175lbs (was actually 178lbs at one point last week lol)
Today I was able to do a full body workout by using kettlebells, something I've never done before. They definitely give you a different feel in terms of weight distribution, and I'll be trying to add this to my monthly workout routine *******Today's workout******* Around-The-Body Pass - 13 reps
Bent Row - 13 reps
Deadlift - 13 reps
Figure 8 - 13 reps
Windmill - 10 reps
Front Squat - 13 reps
Swing - 15 reps
Half Get-Up - 7 reps
Do each exercise back-to-back. Rest for a couple of minutes (I did 1 and 1/2 minutes) and then repeat for 2-3 rounds (I did 3). Happy Monday Everybody!!!
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💪 #cardio #40isthenew30 #fullbodyworkout
Finally hit 175lbs on the scale today. I wanted to gain 17lbs by my birthday in September which would have seen me hit 170lbs, but by eating right and maintaining a regular workout program (12 weeks of bulking followed by 4-6 weeks of cutting, and repeat) I've exceeded my goal early. Feels great.
On another note, took me lady to a great local restaurant. Fusili Ristorante is definitely going to be a go to for authentic Italian cuisine
Great weather, great company, great conversation, great food. What more can you ask for? Just a great day all around. Hope you're having a GREAT weekend!!! ☺☺☺ #fusiliristorante #teamfit #jjsfitnesstoronto
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With it being a little overcast I decided to take my workout outdoors today. There are at least 4 parks/outdoor gyms like this in the city. A great way to change up your workout, and to enjoy the outdoors at the same time 💪💪💪Today's Workout💪💪💪 Decline Push Up - 3x 9 reps
Incline Bicep Curls - 3x 9 reps
Behind-the-neck Pull Ups - 3x 9 reps
Dips - 3x 9 reps
I call it "Cat and Mouse" on the ladder/rope thingy in the background.
You move laterally on the lowest level from one side to the other (say left to right). When you reach the other side you climb to the top and touch the pole. From there you swing around to the other side (like being on the other side of a mirror) and move laterally on the top row until you reach your original/starting side. At this point you just have to get back to home base so you move down the rope/ladder until you reach the lowest level, and reach/swing around (without touching the ground) to your original/starting position.
If you're with a partner you can start on opposite sides and the shaking of the ropes by the other individual will add an extra variable whereas your stability and grip strength will see even more of a response
I ended up doing 5 or 6 circuits (I lost track because its fun and I was trying to beat an imaginary time lol) but you can do as many as possible until exhaustion at the end of your workout. Great cardio as well ☺💪 #outdoorgym
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Its been a while since I used the gym in our building because we've been doing a lot of HIIT workouts at home using dumbbells, riding our bikes, and there are a bunch of areas in our city with outdoor gyms so we try to take advantage of them while the weather's nice.
Today I decided to switch it up and diversify my workout by using the chest press machine, resistance band machine, dumbbells, and an exercise ball to try to add lean muscle and improve my posture and stability.
Chest press machine:
Chest Press: 3x 9 reps
Incline Press: 3x 9 reps
Dumbells and bench:
Chest Press: 3x 9 reps
Incline Press: 3x 9 reps
Dumbbell Chest Fly: 3x 9 reps
Push-up with feet on ball: 3x 9 reps
Decline Press: 3x 9 reps
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