Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Fit Approach in collaboration with Bob’s Red Mill. As usual all opinions are my very own.
It’s Summer time and I was waiting for this time of year. School is out, the days are longer, and vacation time is finally here. I wrote at the top of this month a post about 3 ways to stay #SummerStrong and Bob’s Red Mill nutritional boost was part of it. I also have a giveaway that ends at 11:59 pm EDT on July 1st so make sure you enter for a chance to win here.
Anywho, in that article I discussed 3 ways to stay #SummerStrong and now I am going to share useful tools to stay #SummerStrong along with 2 workouts that is sure to get your metabolism stoked, muscles singing and ready for recovery with a delicious post-workout protein smoothie with Bob’s Red Mill nutritional boost.
There is no better tool to use to build lean muscle than hand weights. They help provide resistance to the body which the body can move against to develop lean, smooth muscles. I own several pair ranging from 5 pounds all the way up to 35 pounds and they are helping me lean out this Summer.
The heart rate monitor is an excellent tool to help you understand how much effort you are putting into your workouts. I try to burn at least 100 calories every 10 minutes minimum. So if I work out for 1 hour I want to burn at least 600 calories. Many times I exceed that but that is my target. That way I know my heart rate is up constantly, I’m putting in a lot of effort and I am burning calories. That’s very important.
Post-workout protein smoothies with Bob’s Red Mill nutritional boost. I used to discount the post-workout protein drink but am now a believer. Over the course of the past month I have found when I drink my post-workout, vegan, plant-based protein smoothie I am not as sore afterwards than when I didn’t. It also helps curb my appetite for a few hours otherwise I would be ravenous by mid-morning. When it comes to building muscle strength a post-workout protein smoothie for recovery is a must-have.
Here’s a post-workout smoothie recipe that not only helps with recovery but also restores carbs.
I now present to you 2 #SummerStrong workouts that will definitely do your body good. You will need to head into the gym for some of these moves or improvise and replace with a bodyweight exercise but either way you will know you worked out once finished.
I would perform #SummerStrong Workout 1 during weeks 1 and 3 every other day. Next complete #SummerStrong Workout 2 during weeks 2 and 4 every other day. Make sure to warm up and stretch before and after. If you feel sore after the workout then soak in Epsom salt to soothe your muscles in addition to drinking a post-workout protein smoothie for recovery.