SX70- Phase 1 upperbody workout example

Hiddy HO!! I woke up singing this beautiful morning, ”good morning, good morning, good morning it’s time to rise and SHINE!!!!”
I’ve had some questions about HOW TO do the workout detailed on this post:


Here’s a SUPER detailed

Phase 1 workout example: “Upper Body, ABS and Intervals”

Start with a warm up~ I like to do 10 min of the Recumbent bike(r-bike).

EXERCISE #1- BENCH :Then I head over to where I am going to do a little warm up for my first exercise. BENCH or Chest press: I start by doing a warm up set that I don’t count as a real set. Bar x20 reps and then stretch and maybe do a few more reps- It’s always good to be “lubed up”.

· Set 1 of Bench: 95# x 10 reps…then move right into doing my abs

· Set 1 of ABS: The ABS exercises are up to you~ I’ll do knee ups on the bench first: 30 focused in eccentric….then go right back to bench. Remember “I am buffing”, so I want little rest between sets and I want to keep my heart rate up.

· Set 2 of Bench: 115# x 10 reps

· Set 2 of ABS: 25 knee ups- 15 to the front 5 each side

· Set 3 of Bench: 115×8…I died, so I didn’t make 10 reps. BUT that’s okayEXERCISE #2- Pull ups: I like doing these a variety of ways… starting with the hardest way first- full body weight. Then assisted and then some inverted ones.

· Set 1 of Pull ups: 10 reps..YAY!! that’s a good number for me!

· Set 1 of ABS: Old School sit ups x60 reps

· Set 2 of Pull ups: 20# assited x10…slow and controlled full stretch lifting my chest to the bar (think Proud Rooster)

· Set 2 of ABS: Old School x45 reps

· Set 3 of pull ups: Inverted x10 reps really focused on biceps—MY PIPES! Exercise #3- FLYS: you can do them as flat bench, incline or cable

· Set 1 of Flys (incline for me): 30 # dumbbells x10

· Set 1 of ABS: Hanging sit ups x25 reps

· Set 2 of Flys: 35’sx10

· Set 2 of ABS: Hanging sit ups x15 reps

· Set 3 of Flys: 35’sx10 EXERCISE #4- Rows- An important tip when doing these keep your chest lifted and squeeze your should blades together at the end of the movement…if you don’t have access to this machine you can do bent over rows with DB’s or a weight bar.

· Set 1 of Rows: 100×10

· Set 1 of ABS: Vacuums (standing with hands on knees) 3 reps of 15 secs

· Set 2 of Rows: 110×10

· Set 2 of ABS: Vacuums (standing with hands on knees) 3 reps of 15 secs

· Set 3 of Rows: 110×9…I couldn’t do any more than 9. BURN OUT EXERCISE! Push ups 15 reps or to failure

· Set 1 of Push ups: 20 military style

· REST for about 1-2 min…do some stretching

· Set 1 of Push ups: 15 military style+ 3 on knees~ whew!! That burned!

NOW it’s time for intervals…doing your intervals RIGHT after a lifting workout is a good way to burn extra fat. You’ve used up most of your glucose stores from your lifting so your body is now set to burn more fat for fuel.

Here’s MY actual Workout- this was A  BUFFING VERSION:

10 min
Warm up

Bench/Chest Press 3×10(buffing); 3×6 (boosting)
115 x10

abs between sets of bench
Knee ups

Pull ups 3×10(buffing); 3×6 (boosting)
Under hand x 10
20# assist x 10
inverted x 10

abs between sets of pull ups
Old school

Flys 3×10(buffing); 3×6 (boosting)

10 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 10

abs between sets of Flys

Rows (buffing); 3×6 (boosting)

10 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 10

abs between sets of Rows
3 for 15sec
3 for 15sec

Push ups – military
2×15reps or failure
15+3 knees

Here is a breakdown of my interval run:

I took my time warming up then did 8 intervals all recovery mins were at 7.5 and the incline was at 2% the entire time:
4mins of warm up
9mph for 1 min: 7.5 mph for 1 min- repeated 8 times :)

cool down by walking for about 3-4 mins.



11 Replies to “SX70- Phase 1 upperbody workout example

  1. Week 1 was good- got way side tracked last week with learning a Nia routine and too many school committments. Aim to get back on track this week.

  2. My numbers are nowhere near yours, but I changed up my upper body workout on Monday and it really made a huge difference in how I felt afterward! I am begining to look forward to tank top weather!

  3. Did great on Monday with upper body and intervals. Yesterday, decided to do intervals first, then legs. Finished intervals…answered phone…oops…dryer went off…and no legs. I am going to do them today, since I was supposed to be off. Today is day 21 in my 25ish day cycle. I want to nap in a tub of M&Ms. PUSH ME.

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