I’m right in the middle of my “Body Reset” program and one question I get is, “what is your workout routine?” I’ve taken tons of classes over the last year, but I have finally narrowed down what type of workouts work best for me. AND… these workouts will work best for anyone doing the “Body Reset“!
Most of you know I have been doing personal training about 2-3 times per week. However, what if you can’t afford to do personal training? No worries! You can still do your own version of these workouts at home or on your own 🙂 That’s why today I’m sharing an “at home workout” for the newest PHYSICALLY FIIT post.
The first thing you are going to need is a few pieces of equipment. Academy is such a good place to find at home workout gear! So what did we get from Academy for this workout?
First, I’ll share with you my weekly workout routine so you can do the same for some accountability! Typically, I prefer to workout during the weekdays only. However, I’ve had to do a few Saturday workouts because my training sessions and this at-home workout are pretty intense. The key is heavy weight at the beginning of your workouts. Don’t worry though you don’t have use the weight the entire time!
WEEKLY WORKOUT SCHEDULE
MONDAY: cardio (usually spin class)
TUESDAY: arms (personal training)
WEDNESDAY: cardio OR abs
THURSDAY: legs (personal training)
SATURDAY: full-body (at-home workout)
Alrighty, let’s dive into this full-body at home workout! The very first thing you want to do is warm up. So if that’s jumping jacks, running up and down your stairs, or a quick jog down the block then do it. My warm up usually consists of: skipping, walking lunges, high-knees, and butt kicks. You can do each of those for about 30 seconds to a minute.
Be sure you have good athletic shoes too! I have zero arch so can only wear very few pairs of running shoes, but these Adidas sneakers are great for strength training workouts.
AT HOME WORKOUT
3 sets: 10 reps, 8 reps, 6 reps
punch up with 4 second count down to shoulder height
MEDICINE BALL V-UP
lower down slow quick rise up (*if you can’t do the v-up keep feet on floor – lower all the way down to shoulders then punch up as high as you can)
MEDICINE BALL SIDE TWIST
feet slightly lifted off floor slowly twist medicine ball side to side
RESISTANCE BAND STEP BACK
squat position and kick each leg back without straightening
RESISTANCE BAND PLANK LEG LIFT
hold in plank position raising leg up for 4 seconds
KETTLE BELL SQUATS
invert kettlebell to hold round part – elevate heels slightly with dumbbells and lower down 4 seconds (*make booty touch ankles but do NOT bounce to get back up)
KETTLE BELL TRICEP ARM LIFT
hold kettlebell handle and lower down 4 seconds to shoulders
Like I said above, you do need to use heavy weight with this workout. Don’t overdo it though! It took me a few months to get up to the 15 lb dumbbells, but you do want to start out using the heavy weights. Then if you start to get fatigued drop the weight and use body weight!!
This is one of the most important things I’ve learned from my personal training 🙂 I always thought you should build up your weight in a workout, but the opposite is better.
Also – you could divide this workout up into legs, arms, and full body like I do on different days. Just increase the number of sets you do! And, I’ll be your accountability partner because you know I’ll be doing these workouts each week!!
I’m so happy I now have my own at home gym equipment from Academy too! There are definitely days where things get chaotic and I don’t have time to get to the gym so running downstairs to get a quick workout in is perfect!
*Thanks Academy for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.