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1-Minute Changers

21 Aug

Today’s workout seemed like it was over once it started! (Love those 🙂 I got myself to the pink treadmill then finished up with a toning circuit in my “korner” (long story short-I’ve worked out in the same corner since I was a freshman and my gym buddies refer to it as KK (Katie’s korner)..corny I know.. :-r (I just found all these smiley codes-cool!)

Treadmill: it looks a lot more than it is; every minute you change your speed=5 minute/round

  • warm-up
  • 1 minute @ 6.5mph
  • 1 minute @ 7.0mph
  • 1 minute @ 7.5mph
  • 1 minute @ 8.0mph
  • 1 minute @ 8.5mph
  • repeat 2x-rest or complete the same format except play with the incline to catch your breath.
Toning: 3x-12 reps
30lb. barbell
  • squats
  • rear delt. row
  • dead lifts
  • chest press
10lb dumbbells
  • overhead press
  • triceps kickbacks
  • biceps curls
  • push-ups
bodyweight
  • bicycles
  • crunches
  • side plank hip drops
Remember BIG to SMALL! and Proper Form and Safety Cues of course 🙂 Happy Sunday!

The Not-a-Good-Workout-when-it’s-the-1st-Day-of-Class Treadmill Sesh

18 Aug

Gotta love the gym when it’s the first day of the semester. Every piece of cardio equipment is taken by girls, the weights section is swarmed by guys, and everyone’s really there to work up a good sweat. WRONG-O! Maybe I’m wrong, but I think 85% of the people at the gym should read my “How Hard Are You Working” post-just sayin’..

Anywho- today’s workout was a doozy! Although the weather was almost perfect in the A.M., it was too hot to run outside, so I opted for a treadmill workout instead. I love/hate the treadmill for 2 reasons:

  1.  love it because I can do any type of interval: the time, speed, and incline are all right in front of me at the touch of a button.
  2. hate it because it’s quite boring (except for the pink treadmills-they’re a lot more fun to run on :P)
Here’s how it went:
  • warm-up
  • 5 minutes @ 1.5% incline
  • 7 minutes @ 4% incline
  • walking lunges & lateral raises, anterior raises, overhead presses (3X)
  • 8 minutes @  2% incline
  • 4 minutes @ 8% incline
  • floating lat. pull downs (12/arm)
  • 6 minutes @ 2% incline
  • 4 minutes @ 6% incline
  • 3 minutes @ 10% incline
…and DUNZO! This was tough (I think I say that every post) and I finished this in roughly 45 minutes.