Welcome to Friday…the fired up edition!
What am I so fired up about?
First, squats! I LOVE SQUATS! My clients know they most likely won’t get through a workout with me without doing some type of squats and push ups. They are two of my favorite movements ever due to all of their awesome benefits. Today I have a challenging new workout to share with you that’s all about squatting with lots of upper body strength work alternated in between squat sets.
Fired Up Squat + Upper Body Workout
Behold…the Fired Up Squat Workout. This workout will have you at 150 reps of squat variations by the end of the three rounds. I have programmed a variety of squat movements with upper body strength exercises between for recovery and to make it an upper AND lower body workout. I’m all about efficiencies whenever possible and I find that many of my clients (especially my females) don’t want to separate lower and upper body days and would rather get in 2-3 really good full-body workouts each week. The upper body work I’ve programmed will hit everything…chest, upper back, triceps, shoulders and biceps. Since the sets of upper body work are pretty short at just 10 reps, be sure to use a dumbbell weight that challenges you.
Most of these exercises are pretty basic but please let me know if you have any specific questions. You can find me demo some of them including the bent over row, triceps extension, sumo squat (leave out the high pull part in the video) and hammer curls in a video in this post.
As always, feedback is appreciated if you try it!
What else am I fired up about?
The Fire Starter Sessions
The Fire Starter Sessions. I have written about this book by Danielle LaPorte in many posts (this, this, this) and I’ve gifted it to so many people. I continue to sing its praises and I’m currently listening to it again on Audible. Every time I listen to it I get something new from it. It’s been playing non-stop on my runs and in my car the past couple of weeks.
Watch Danielle’s “A Credo for Making It Happen” and tell me you’re not fired up!
Have a great weekend, squat happy and get fired up! 🙂