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10-1 Upper & Lower Body Workout

Happy Saturday!

I just had to use all the motivation I had in me to get myself to the gym this afternoon. I ran there as an easy way to get my cardio in – just under 2 miles! Once I got there I quickly programmed this great upper and lower body workout featuring some of my most favorite movements. It’s a great balance of not only upper and lower body but also pushing and pulling as well as front and back body.

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I’m pretty crazy about making sure that my workouts (and my clients) are balanced when it comes to everything I discussed above. It’s so important to make sure that you’re mindful of opposing muscle groups as well as pull v. push. I’ll write a post soon giving you examples of how to put these exercises together to build a well-rounded workout.

This workout took me right at 20 minutes. I worked at a steady pace throughout without ever getting to a crazy high intensity level…which is just what I needed today! I was really proud that I was able to kip all of the pull ups and even strung together 5 and 6 at a time most sets.

Give this a try and let me know what you think! Wishing everyone a lovely Easter!

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  • 1
    Caroline March 30, 2013, 8:03 pm

    Looking forward to yoga church tomorrow! 🙂

  • 2
    Colleen March 30, 2013, 11:45 pm

    I love 10-1 workouts! I also have to be balanced in my workouts….my arms feel out of sync with the rest of my body if I were to have a “leg day”.

  • 3
    Connie June 8, 2013, 4:38 am

    I love your website!! I’ve just stumbled on it, and baked your paleo banana bread!! I love crossfit myself, but don’t have that much upper body strength, so I tend to focus on movements or weights that I can manage and challanges me!! I’m deffos incorporating some of your workouts into my gym programme!! Just what I’ve been looking for!! Thanks

  • 4
    Courtney November 5, 2014, 3:50 pm

    Did this workout last week at Metro over lunch and sufficiently (completely) kicked my behind with barbell FS, Banded Pull ups, Box Jumps & Push Ups! 🙂 Thanks for the idea!

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