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Gearing up for legs!

Yesterday at the gym a I witnessed a wheelchair bound young man working hard with a trainer trying to do the leg press.  I was inspired and so very thankful that my legs work….there is NO EXCUSE for me to complain about leg day!  I am getting ready to hit them hard!! SO THANKFUL I CAN!! My workout from yesterday was focused on BACK mostly, but I also did some shoulder, legs, abs and stairmill.

#workoutproof

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This morning, I started working with a new client. She’s fired up to get STRONGER and I am excited for her potential!!  If you are looking for some guidance with your training, I offer online and in person training.  ALSO, here’s an easy idea for a workout…Do these 10 exercises- 3 sets of 10 for each move or you can do them as a circuit of all 10 in a row repeating the circuit 3 times. Click the links if you need help, there is a video tutorial for each with some tips:

 

I’m off now to do legs, including my JUMPSTART exercise for today.

 

Michelle’s DETAILED workout POA~ SSS Wk 01

SSS week 01- Michelle’s DETAILED workout POA

Michelle’s DETAILED workout POA (PLAN OF ATTACK):

HI all~ I just thought I’d lay out my workouts here for week 01 of the SSS~ I am using the EXPERIENCED training program and will be starting with my buffing phase….

Buffing Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Week 1- abs between sets, very short recovery, no more than 1 min Lift Chest/Tri’s Intervals Lift Lower Body

ABS

Lift Back, Shoulders and Biceps Intervals Intervals
ABS
Lift Chest/Tri’s Intervals Active rest- Hike off

Monday-

Chest/Tri workout and Intervals:

(Check out this link–I’ve video taped the entire workout for you!!)

Bench Press OR Chest press
3×10
Push Ups
3×10-15 (not quite failure but hard)
Incline Flys
3×8-10
Tricep Extensions
3×8-10
Tricep kickbacks
3×8-10

INTERVALS-

I’ll run outside for these using a watch to time myself.  I run the entire time, varying the speed from slower (easy) to faster (harder).  You may want to start with a walk/run combo :)

“Buffing”Phase :
3 min. warm up
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
4min. cool down
This is 20 min total: 7 hard min. total

Tuesday-

Lower Body and ABS:

Squats
3×10
Bulgarians
3×10-hams/quads
Dead Lifts- Romanian
3×10-hams
Knee Extensions
3×10- quads
Leg Curls
3×10- hams
Walking Lunges
2×10-15 -butt. Focus on using front leg for movement
Calf Raises
3×10
Daily CORE- during rest between higher rep sets or post intervals
Knee Ups on bench or roman chair
3x15front/5side/5side ABS
Old School sit ups
3×25 ABS
Crunches on ball
3×15/5/5 ABS
Reverse crunches
3×25
Cats
3x5reps of 5 seconds ea tummy/back

Wednesday-

Lift Back, Shoulders and Biceps Intervals:

One arm bent over DB lat rows
3×10
Lat Pulls
3×10
Rows-rhomboids
3×10
Military Press-shoulders
3×10
Lateral/ Front/ bent over Raises
21′s–3×7 Shoulders (do as a circuit 7lat, 7front, 7bent over, rest)
Bicep dumbbell Curls
3×8-10 -biceps
Daily CORE- during rest between higher rep sets or post intervals- **SEE MONDAY**

and Intervals:
Elliptical or STAR-MILL or Bike
*See Monday for detailed instruction*

Thursday-
Intervals:
Run outside
*See Monday*

Friday-
SAME AS MONDAY

Saturday-
ACTIVE REST…I will be working outside, planting more trees

Sunday- OFF
Rest and make POA for nest week

Knee up Spots: “Fab Abs” Day 21

Today is Day #21,  In our “Fab Abs” challenge, just 1 week left!!

Holy cow…these 3 weeks have flown by, and honestly my abs have not been this consistently sore in a LONG, LONG time!! OUR extra effort WILL pay off I just know it!!

Your challenge today is to test out some of your furniture to see “where” you can do your knee ups throughout your home.

I’d like you to try at least 3 different places— For example: a kitchen chair, your couch, edge of the bed, on a lazy boy type chair, on an ottoman, on the edge of the toilet, etc…

Fab Abs challenge for Day #21 Do 3 sets of 15-25 knee ups

Here’s on of my favorite spots to do them– on my ottoman: knee ups on ottoman

Be sure to check in with a comment with your favorite spot!

-Michelle

30 Ab exercises: “Fab Abs” Day 19

Friday Feb 20th; Day 19 Repeat day 1- 30 Ab exercises: “Fab Abs” Day 1

it’s DAY #19 in our “Fab Abs” challenge

Your ASSIGNMENT for today~

complete at least 10 reps of 20 different AB exercises. I’ve shown examples of 30 varieties below: 
Ab Adductor V’s
Ab Ball Rope Climb
Ab Crunch- feet on floor or feet up
Ab Crunch Pump legs up
Ab Flutters
Ab Isolation Crunches
Ab Jump Twists
Ab Scissors
Ab Wheel
Ball Crunches
Bicycle Crunches
Cats
Dumbbell Side Crunch
Ball Oblique Crunch
Lower AB Leg Lift
Lower Back Extensions
Knee Ups
Knee UPs- SIDES
High Knee Abs
Hula Hoop Abs
Oblique Sit ups and Crunches
Oblique Twist Crunch
Sit ups Variations- Old School, Hands on Hammies and Labor
Pilates Leg lifts- Low and High
Pelvic Tilts
Planks- beginner and side
Roll Ups
Reverse Crunches
Vacuums
V-ups

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

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After Baby ABS! “Fab Abs” Day 16

Tuesday Feb 17th; Day 16 Repeat day 2-  After Baby ABS! “Fab Abs” Day 2

It’s Day #16 in our “Fab Abs” challenge and Today I am sharing my AB Secrets with YOU!!

Your CHALLENGE for today is  to do the AB following AB workout from the AFTER BABY ABS BOOK!

TeamBuffMother.com MEMBERS!! I’ve uploaded my EBOOK version of the book free (this week only) for you!!

Download it here~

 http://www.teambuffmother.com/topic/s2s-abs-book-free-download

 

If you don’t have the book*…. this detailed video is an instructional how to do it and below you’ll find the exercises.

This video goes over the exercises contained within the book “After Baby ABS”

Starting on Page 12 of “After Baby ABS”

ABS–CPTME….SIMPLE 7 for 7 Do as a circuit 2x’s

Passive Abs- 24/7, posture, tummy-in
Sit ups- hands on hammies x15 reps focus on Crunch
Vacuums!! 10- 10 seconds daily these work Transverse
Knee ups- 15 reps focus on Eccentric
Traditional AB crunch- 15 reps focus on Crunch
Ball Crunches- 15 reps full extensions focus on Eccentric motion
Cats/Dogs-3 reps of 5 counts each position Transverse

 

 

I know you can regain your beautiful tummy, after babies and even after years of neglect— just use the info and put in the work!!
Love ya,
Michelle

 

 

6pack of COKE : “Fab Abs” Day 15

Monday Feb 16th; Day 15 Repeat day 3- 6 pack of COKE: “Fab Abs” Day 3

 

Day #15’s challenge is to have a “6 pack of COKE”

 

repeat this circuit 2 to 3 times

 

C= Crunches with feet up: 20 reps

O= Oblique side crunch: 10 each side

K= Knee Ups: 10front+10 each side

E= Extensions for lower back: 10 reps

 

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Ab Secrets: “Fab Abs” Day 12

“Fab Abs” day 12 is all about Ab Secrets!!

First off let’s talk EXERCISE~ let’s LEARN more about your tummy and how to apply exercise and diet strategies that will create an optimal waistline.

I am a big believer that ab work can be done daily…and should be done that often when you are in “REBUILDING” mode. If you want to truly transform your tummy, constant focus and EFFORT is the only way you’ll get the change you desire. It’s not just doing SIT UPS– it’s more than that– That’s why we’ve had daily EXERCISE Challenges in this contest to expose you to a variety of exercise that shape your tummy.

Fab Abs day #12 Challenge–  read the 4 pages (attached and below- click to enlarge) from my AFTER BABY ABS BOOK And DO This circuit 3x’s

“C” ABS– 10 Ab Crunches focus hard on CRUNCHING hold if for 3 seconds each crunch

“T” ABS- Plank for 20 Seconds – keeping core tight and sucked in

“E” ABS- 10 Knee ups on a bench or chair…focus on LOWERING your legs slowly- resist the stretch, take 5 seconds to lower them on each rep

Have a super INFORMED day #12!!

Love ya’s,

Michelle

p.s. you can also take today and this weekend to “make up” any missed challenges!!

After Baby Abs ebook8 After Baby Abs ebook9 After Baby Abs ebook10 After Baby Abs ebook11A

 

 

 

 

 

Want SORE abs?: “Fab Abs” Day 10

Hello, hello!!!  Guess what??  I RARELY GET SORE ABS!!! BUT…When I do I am sure to write it down- the following workout KILLED my abs–

So…I thought I’d share my “AB Kill” workout for our Day #10 Fab Abs Challenge

#1 Run several sprints*- 100m as fast as you can GO! (Do 4-6 as hard as you can go with full recovery between)…
#2 Do HIGH KNEE DRILLS (2 sets of 30meters)…

#3 Old school sit ups- about 200 of them…These were right after sprints

Then add in these exercises throughout the rest of your day or workout:

#4 Roman chair/Hanging knee ups- about 60 total (2-3 sets of 20-30 is good)…
#5 Knee ups on a bench 2 sets of 30 reps….
#6 Ab hyper-extensions (like a back bend on the lower back extension machine or you can do it on the ball)- lower slowly 2 sets of 10-15 reps….

#7 AB wheels 1-2 sets of 15 reps…

Try it and Let me know if you get sore!!

* if you can’t “sprint” try doing super intensity 20 to 30 seconds on the bike, elliptical or stair mill or some other form of intervals instead
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Have a kick-belly day #10! LOL!!
-Michelle

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Ab wheel or Repeat: “Fab Abs” Day #7

Hi!! It’s our 7th day…Congrats for making it 1 week in our Fab Abs Challenge. I would say that the first week is the hardest. Your body has been in shock and your ABS most definitely have been sore because of the extra effort.

 

I expect that this next week will be very encouraging to you~

  • you won’t get as sore
  • you will see improvement in your coordination
  • you will see your core strength improve
  • you may even notice some new definition in your waist

Today’s Challenge is to either do this fun little ab/shoulder workout or REPEAT on of your favorite challenges from the previous days.

Summary of Fab Abs contest posts:

Info and Instructions: “Fab Abs” Day 0

30 Ab exercises: “Fab Abs” Day 1

After Baby ABS! “Fab Abs” Day 2

6 pack of COKE: “Fab Abs” Day 3

Sit up Test: “Fab Abs” Day 4

“T” abs challenge: “Fab Abs” Day 5

After running ABS: “Fab Abs” Day 6

Ab wheel or Repeat: “Fab Abs” Day 7
Let’s get ready to SEE some fun SECOND WEEK results!!

-Michelle

p.s. an AB wheel is a super fun inexpensive piece of equipment but if you don’t have one you can do a similar exercise as a substitution (ball roll ups,  full sit ups, hanging knee ups, etc…)

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

After running ABS: “Fab Abs” Day #6

Day #6 ALREADY!!!

Today’s challenge today is to go for a run (at least a 5 min)  and the do this

“After Running ABS” workout:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBIptTcQEd0

 

In this video I coach you through an advanced ab routine that is stellar for getting you six pack abs:

  1. Old School sit ups to burning (about 15-30 reps)
  2. “Hands on Hammie” sit ups to burning (about 15-30 reps)
  3. Sit ups to each side to burning (about 15-25 reps)
  4. Labor sit ups x10 reps
  5. Ab Wheel x15
  6. Leg raises x 15reps each leg
  7. Knee ups x 15 reps be sure to focus on the eccentric
  8. Sit up with oblique twist x10 each side

After cardio/intervals/running is one of the VERY best times to challenge your abs! Take on the challenge and work it hard!!

Make me proud!!

-Michelle

p.s. any comments/likes/shares of my YouTube videos is such a blessing to me, thanks!!

 

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com