Today was my second day back with my personal trainer Heather and it felt good. The gym was a little muggy and humid but other than that I think I am quickly getting back into the groove of things. You see last month I traded working out with weights twice a week for boot camp which is rigorous workout with a bunch of cardio that helps to literally melt the fat away. I feel that my body constantly needs to stay guessing and the pounding was killing my feet. I also need new running shoes. Until that happens, I am back in the gym hitting the iron.
Who knew lifting can make you sweat just as hard as all of the jumping jacks, sprints, intervals, jump rope and agility ladders? I constantly have to rinse my scalp after my workouts because I am typically drenched. I named this workout Q.U.E.E.N after the newest Janelle Monae joint with Erykah Badu. That song is slammin’ and I felt like a queen today getting bigger, badder and stronger so for all you QUEENS out there who respect yourselves and call the shots…this workout is for YOU!
Please let me know what you think of it after you’ve tried it by leaving a comment below. Thank you Fitales!!!!
- Seated hamstring machine
- Cable machine
|Seated hamstring curls – mid range||10||50|
|Seated hamstring curls – bottom range||10||50|
|Seated hamstring curls – full range||10||50|
|Push ups (5) and mountain climbers (10 sec) X 3||3 times||NA|
|Reverse grip lat pull downs||15||30|
|Decline ab crunches||20||NA|
|Decline Russian twists||15||NA|
|Backward lunge bicep curl – right||15||30|
|Backward lunge hammer curl – left||15||30|
DONE IN 30 MINUTES
To add to this wonderful workout, I was feeling extra powerful because I drank 32 oz of green smoothie along with 2, count’em 2 salads at lunch (taco and garden). One of the salads contained the red leaf lettuce from my home garden. Mmmmmm mmmm GOOD!
I stayed hydrated all day with my water.
And to top off my day I came home after work to my latest edition of Oxygen Magazine waiting for me! Today was a good day.
Now let’s jam to Janelle.
Disclaimer: This workout was created by a certified trainer based for my current fitness level. Please adjust weight or motion based upon your fitness level. Always consult a physician before starting any new training program
So let’s GO! Please leave a comment if you decide to perform this workout and please rate this workout. My trainer wants to know. 🙂
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