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Veronica
10-08-2012, 06:31 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvqXD30orFY

Started off with 50 kettle bell swings with the 20 lb kettle bell, followed by 50 push ups. Alas, I couldn't do them all, Followed by 50 sit ups. Then do 40 of each and 30 of each. I got the 40 and 30 push ups. :D

Then we did a round of back, biceps, chest, tricep work. The chest stuff was cable flies. Shawna had me do an extra set so she could video tape me.

Finished it off with core stuff.

I'm tired.

Veronica

Aromig
10-08-2012, 06:43 AM
I'm just curious -- how long does this workout take? (I'm struggling with fitting in the things I need to fit in, but I know, its all in priorities).

Veronica
10-08-2012, 06:47 AM
I work out with a trainer twice a week for an hour each time. We do upper and core one day, legs and plyomterics the other.

Veronica

Aromig
10-08-2012, 07:36 AM
An hour doesn't sound bad at all! (its about what I alot in the mornings). I see your lists and they just seem so daunting to me :-)

Catrin
10-08-2012, 08:25 AM
Looking good Veronica! I think Shawna and Tony must be related! Speaking of which, I am going to get his undivided attention for 30 minutes a week to really target my t-spine mobility and upper body strength for a few weeks. Looking forward to it but dreading it a bit at the same time :)

SadieKate
10-08-2012, 11:22 AM
Huh, I find it interesting that your trainer has you do so many sit ups, or any at all. There has been a long growing trend that planks in all their many flavors promote core strength better. I know I swapped to planks well over a year ago and my core is far stronger, my balance better and my overworked hip flexors have stopped screaming so I can actually sleep on my back again.

http://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/want-a-stronger-core-skip-the-sit-ups

Catrin
10-08-2012, 11:49 AM
Huh, I find it interesting that your trainer has you do so many sit ups, or any at all. There has been a long growing trend that planks in all their many flavors promote core strength better. I know I swapped to planks well over a year ago and my core is far stronger, my balance better and my overworked hip flexors have stopped screaming so I can actually sleep on my back again.

http://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/want-a-stronger-core-skip-the-sit-ups

We rarely do sit-ups, but we do some occasionally. Normally when we do we are holding a body bar or barbell over our heads/keeping it over our head the entire time so they are far from "traditional sit ups". Interesting article, thanks!

Veronica
10-08-2012, 02:17 PM
Every week with Shawna is different; some weeks we do planks,or crunches, or Russian twists, or decline leg lifts, hanging leg lifts... I'm sure there's hundreds of ways to work your core. If my hip flexors start screaming, I'll blame the sit ups.

Veronica