Happy weekend! So many of you have requested strength workouts that you can do at home or at the gym with minimal equipment. I am happy to program workouts to share with all of my readers. I figured it would be best to start with some of the most basic strength movements that I commonly for my classes and clients. As I continue to post workouts, I will build on and start adding in more complex and different exercises. I love to keep things fresh and my clients always ask me how I come up with my workouts and I commonly hear, “that was the hardest one yet.”
I designed this workout so that all you need is a set of dumbbells and your own bodyweight. You can easily do this on your own at home or in the gym. It’s a full-body workout so I would suggest doing it two or three times a week with a rest day in between. You can choose the rep scheme. I would recommend starting with three sets of 10 or three sets of decreasing reps like 15-12-9. You can also vary and do two sets of 15 or 20 to work endurance a little more. You’d want to go a little lighter on your weights if you’re doing higher reps. Heavier if you’re sticking with sets of 10. Make sense?
And because I am fanatical about form, I made a quick video that coaches all of the movements. I get louder as I go and ignore the fact that I got too close to the camera and my head is cut off near the end. You don’t really need to see my head anyway after looking at me for 5 minutes straight. I’ll get this video thing down, promise! And yes, I am wearing Uggs in a workout video. It was 27 degrees with freezing rain in Charlotte yesterday and I didn’t bring any sneakers with me to the gym! Go with it.
As always, I welcome feedback and questions so let me know what you think! Go get strong!