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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.

 

I see last weeks LUNGES!

It’s so fun that I see last weeks LUNGES on my booty!! It inspired me to add some lunges back into my workout today…

Chest/Tri/Abs and some bi’s + lunges and intervals
Warm up bike 5 mins
Bench
45×15
95×10
95×15 (forgot to add weight so I added reps)
115×8
115×6

Incline flys
30’sx10 easy
35’sx10
35’sx8

Bench tri dips 2 sets x10
Tricep extensions
55×6, 50×7

In between sets did 2 sets x20 reps knee ups on bench, hyper extensions 2 sets, side lungs 15 reps each leg, step lunges 15 reps each, jumping lunges x20 total, knee ups x15repsx2sets, Stationary lunges 15 reps each, Bicep curl machine 55x15x2sets, 65x10x2sets and stanging pose flexes 20repsx2sets

Intervals 20 mins 2.24mi total, easy mins at 6mph, hard at 8mph x 7 total felt pretty cruddy, took a 1 min stretch break after the first mile which helped

Yesterday I did Back/Shoulders and biceps…still at 5 pull ups only, hoping that by the end of the SSS I can pump out 10. I had intervals hanging over my head, but decided to push them to today.

I am 4 for 4 on lifting workouts and 2/3 on intervals so far

Scared I’m getting a cold, been having a runny nose, etc… all afternoon.  But, it may just be side effects from being out by the fire last night– that smoke can do that!  Can you see the bird in the flame from our fire last night?

Eats have been good the past couple days.  Doing eggs in the morning, salad for lunch and then a rather normal dinner– tonight was meat loaf. I really don’t have an appetite right now, it’s so nice!! Also eating an avocado and beets daily

This morning I weighed in at 138.8, down another pound!! YAY!…Gotta love cycle day 6~  so weight is back to where I was at the start of the contest, lol!  On the 11th/12th Travis and I have a little “get away” planned, so I am hoping to be 135 by then.  It’d be so nice to fit into my jeans!

Time to chill, have a good night!

-Michelle

p.s. congrats to Rhonda, she won our #lunges Challenge next week and gets a free choice of her free product from www.HighTPro.com

Experienced Boosting Leg workout in detail with Video

I’ve had a ton of requests for more workout videos demonstrating an actual workout for an experienced level lifter who is in their BOOSTING phase.  The Boosting phase is all about lifting HEAVY with good recovery between sets.  The goal is to take about 2 minutes between each set.

SSS live workout: Experienced Boosting Legs

 

Experienced Boosting Legs (ph 3 log)

Lift Lower Body

LEGS
Squats
4 sets total×10, 8, 6, 10
Bulgarians
3×8-quads
Pliet Butt Squats
3×10-glutes/hams
Knee Extensions
4 sets total ×10, 8, 6, 10
Leg Curls (NOTE- I substituted DEAD LIFTS)
4 sets total ×10, 8, 6, 10
Walking Lunges- go HEAVY
2×10-15 -butt focus
Calf Raises
3×10

Videos- of this workout

Part 1- Squats

Bulgarians

Part 2- Pliet Butt Squats

Part 3-Knee Extensions

Part 4- Dead Lifts

Walking Lunges- do these with holding DB’s

and…

Calf Raises

300 lunges left, uftda!

300 lunges left, uftda!

3 days left in our 100 lunges per day challenge~ remember to win our prize of GROWTH 191 from KFM Brands – High T Propost anything about lunging (a pic, a video, a comment on one of my lunge videos on youtube, etc…) with the hashtags#lunge#buffmotherand taghttp://buffmother.com/2016/02/…hallenge-100-lunges/ me if possible I am either Michelle Berger or BuffMother on all social media so I can be sure to see your posts Here’s the link to more info on this challenge~  http://buffmother.com/2016/02/14/sss-week-03-mini-challenge-100-lunges/

Some variety of lunges you may want to try:

Stationary Lunges
Walking Lunges
Jumping Lunges
Side Lunges (including Skater and Jumping Side)
Box Lunge with Dumbells
Box Lunge (3 variations) body weight only
Forward Lunges
Backward Lunges
BB Foward Lunge (includes Russian variation)
BuffMother! Smith Lunges (butt emphasis)
BuffMother! Smith Lunges (basic)
Starter style Walking lunges no weight

Also, don’t forget to read Kathy’s interview, she talks a lot about how she overcame adrenal fatigue. http://buffmother.com/kathy-pr…mother-an-interview/

I posted this short little bio on YouTube today~ Please let me know what you think. Thanks!

Now, I’m getting set to go plant some trees, been meaning to make progress on them all week, but life seems to always get in the way, ha! I’ll do my lunges as I plant  Goal is to plant 100 trees!

We’ll see how I feel afterwards on if I have the energy for a chest workout or not.

TGIF, Michelle

Nostalgic November

the Rally Room theme for this month is…

Nostalgic November!

 

Post daily in a memory from your past…

Remember, be thankful for, acknowledge and appreciate your past. Join with me this month and celebrate the past success in your life, the fun times you’ve had with family and friends. Let’s get Nostalgic!

Plus, make this November count! I want to look back 10 years from now and have NOSTALGIA about this month of my life!

This picture is a sweet memory from our second Nebraska “Team BuffMother” gathering in 2008. Thanks to Lisa Yost Staudt we have a LARGE TEAM of women who are to this day impacting the lives of ladies in not only the Omaha area but the entire region surrounding Nebraska. Thanks Lisa and all my Nebraska friends for your love, kindness and support!! www.TeamBuffMother.com

 

 

My workout yesterday was to bike for 20 mins and 40 lunges in the morning, then I ran hills. I ran 3 loops each direction then 1 1min hill followed by 5 more 25 second less steep hills and finished with the remainder of my 60 lunges up the hill then cooled down with a jog home.

 

Today I lifted chest. I took my Gym Angel Energy pre-workout supplement about 30 mins before.  I started as the label suggested with 1/2 a scoop in about 4 oz. It’s pretty tasty: Pina Colada flavor.

Anyhow, I didn’t feel it much– no jitters or sickies.  I did have a good strong workout.

 

warm up Bike

Bench

45×20 warm up

95×10

115×8

115×7

95x10x2sets

 

Incline flies

30’sx10

35’sx10

35’sx8

 

Ab rolls with curl bar

2 sets of 12

 

Jumping lunges- 5 sets of 20

+ more abs: sit ups, hanging knee ups, side crunches

 

Then ran again…2 days in a row of running is very rare for me! I wanted to do it today though because legs is tomorrow and I don’t want to run on leg day. I did that on Wednesday and it’s exhausting!

 

Overall I ran intervals 2 mins @8mph with recovery at 6mph x2 then ran the next full mile at 8mph.  Completed 2 miles in 16:23 then jogged a cool down and stretched.  I really challenged myself with the mile at 8mph.  I kept telling myself it was the “money maker minutes”…the ones that really counted, the HARD ONES! Those are the ones that CHANGE YOU!

 

Time to roll, got a HOT DATE with the hubby!

Love,

Michelle

 

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

POA Week #6

Yesterday I didn’t get in my lifting as I had hoped, but that’s okay because I DID have a super hard run and got in 100 lunges

6 to Sexy~ day 35: Final week #6 Challenge: Lunges

POA:

Mon- 10am bike 20 mins; 2-3pm Back/Shoulder/Bicep lifting +100 lunges + ABS!

 

Tue- weigh in day for the finish of my 4 week dietbet.com morning fasted hills run and bike + whatever else I need to do to hit weight- shouldn’t be too hard since I am at 132.2 today (need to get to 130.9), SWEAT IT OUT, like a fighter trying to make weigh in,  lol!; afternoon- Chest/Triceps + lunges and ABS

 

Wed- LEGS! Abs and lunges (no Cardio!!-best part of leg day)

 

Thurs- morning bike; Back/Sh/Biceps and I’d love to get to the track for SPRINTS! +lunges

 

Fri-Morning bike; Chest/triceps + lunges and abs

 

Sat- Intervals or Long run again lunges and abs

Sun- LEGS and lunges

 

The focus is to keep pushing hard on my running and get in 6 good lifting workouts too!  I am leaning up for sure, excited to take my new measurements and pics for the end of the 6 to sexy.

 

Other things that are going on here include my DD’s Tia and Layla joined BB this year. They have their first practice on Tues night, gotta run to Rogers with them tomorrow afternoon to buy shoes and shorts and sports bras PLUS costumes for Friday.

 

My son has a BIG football game against Shiloh this week, they are a private school here who can sorta “recruit” football players…so they are typically very good.

 

Here’s my bikini pic for day #7….It was 85 outside. HOTT!!

Let’s have a killer week #6!!

-Michelle

p.s. if you ever visit my BuffMother Page on facebook, realize that I allow the chaos to go on there for Marketing purposes.  Rude people, Perverts and Idiots abound, but I DO reach many for good! The goal is help others realize they can be fit and healthy.

 

 

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Final Week Excitement

Alright, had a good day yesterday.  Worked on cleaning out the chicken coop and the shed.  What a mess!  Now that’s done, so today I’ve got to attack the garage some more. I’ve slowly been getting it cleared out for our “gym” it’s 2 steps forward, 1 step back as items keep finding their way back in to the space!

 

I’m in the final days of my www.dietbet.com game. Weigh in is on Monday or Tuesday and I have to be 130.9 to “win”…may have to cut some water weight, lol!! I refuse to LOSE, lol!

 

Yesterday I did my fasted cardio on the trampoline, it was fun and I am feeling it today in my joints a bit, so I’ll just bike today…. I also got in a decent leg workout yesterday afternoon. It wasn’t a full one due to still being sore from the previous one and feeling the effects of the trampoline

I did do:

Sissy Squats

Bulgarians

Squats (up to 155 for a set)

Some abs and hip stuff too

 

Last night, DD’s made cup cakes– I had an epic FAIL moment by eating 2 of them! WHAT?! seriously why did I do that??!!  Oh well today’s a new day and I have the following eats planned:

EggsProtein shake

Salad and Tuna

chicken lettuce wraps

 

For workouts today I’ve got bike for 20 mins; then later back, shoulders, biceps and a run + LUNGES on tap.  Feeling like I’m getting more fit every day! My runs have been much easier and am getting to the point to where I have to focus on PUSHING HARDER during them so I can keep improving vs. merely just putting one foot in-front of the other, lol! Bladder is getting better, so that’s good! I’m excited to have a good better week!

 

Our contest post for today: 6 to Sexy~ day 35: Final week #6 Challenge: Lunges

 

 

Time to roll on off the computer!

Love ya’s~

Michelle

p.s.

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The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Fight for it!

I wanted to get DAY 4’s post UP for you HERE:

http://www.teambuffmother.com/…sexy-day-4-get-tough

 

Fight for it!

My Wednesday was 28 mins morning fasted bike then legs and abs in the evening:


Bike 7 min
Squats 3×10
45×10 warm up
135x10x3
abs between sets
Knee Ups on bench
15front/10side/10side x 2 sets
1 set hip swivels

Bulgarians- single leg squat 3×10
Body x 10
15’s x10x2 sets
Abs between sets
Crunches on ball
15 + 10 ea side x 2 sets
2 sets hip ups 15 ; 10 (2nd set hanging)

Dead Lifts- romainian 3×10
75 x 10
135 x 10 x 2 sets
Abs between sets
Reverse crunches
2 sets x25reps

Knee Extensions 3×10
90×10+5toes out x 3 sets

Leg Curls on ball
3×15

Calf Raises 3×10

Cats
2 sets x5reps of 5 sec ea tummy/back

Walking lunges
2 setsx15reps body weight

let’s keep the MOJO Rollin’!! Just 38 more days!

Keep fighting for it!!

-Michelle

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Errand Day

Hey all, I hopped out of bed this morning and got going on a ton of errands. Felt good to get things crossed off my “TO DO” list.  Lots of driving and finally getting home at 3:45 this afternoon, just in time for the kids to come home!

 

At about 5 I started my workout:

I did a good warm up of lunges, high knee grabs walking and side lunges.

Squats

Dead lifts

Hip ups

Knee/Leg Extensions

Adductions

Then it was time to leave again to bring Gracie to guitar.

Just got home now and I’m exhausted but feeling accomplished.

Really looking forward to a slower “stay at home” kind of day tomorrow!

See you then,

Michelle

p.s. here’s a video from today

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Holy Cow, time flies!!

Can you believe it!!

We are on the start of week #4 in our Summer Slim Down challenge!

http://www.teambuffmother.com/…mer-slim-down-week-4

As you may notice the focus is to AMP up the intensity on your ab work this week!

My POA is as follows:

(some of this may be adjusted as I’m traveling a lot this week)

Phase 5 Boosting

Monday – Back/Shoulders/Bi’s, ABS

Tuesday – Chest/tri, Intervals

Wednesday – Lift Lower Body, ABS

Thursday – Back/Shoulders/Bi’s, ABS

Friday – Chest/tri, Intervals

Saturday – Lift Lower Body, ABS

Sunday – off!

CHEST
Bench Press or Chest Press lbs.
4×10,6,6,6 reps.
Incline Chest Press lbs.
4×8,6,6,6 reps.
Cable Flys or Incline Flys lbs.
3×6 reps.
Chest Dips or push ups lbs.
2xfailure reps.
Barbell Tricep Extensions lbs.
3×6 reps.
Kick backs lbs.
3×6-8 reps.
Daily CORE- during rest between higher rep sets or post intervals
BACK
Pull ups- assisted lbs.
2xfailure reps.
Lat Pulls or Hammer Lat Pull lbs.
4×10,6,6,6 reps.
One arm DB lat rows lbs.
4×10,6,6,6 reps.
Rows or Hammer rows lbs.
3×6 reps.
Military Press or Dumbell Press lbs.
4×10,6,6,6 reps.
Upright rows lbs.
4×8,6,6,6 reps.
Lateral or Front Raises lbs.
3×6 reps.
Barbell Bicep Curls lbs.
3×6 reps.
Dumbell Hammer Curls lbs.
3×6 reps.
Daily CORE- during rest between higher rep sets or post intervals
LEGS
Squats lbs.
4×10,8,6,6 reps.
Butt Squats (squeeze) lbs.
4×10,8,6,4 reps.
Smith Lunges (think front leg) lbs.
3×8 reps
Knee Extensions lbs.
4×8,6,6,4 reps.
Leg Curls lbs.
4×8,6,6,4 reps.
Walking Lunges lbs.
2×15 reps.
Calf Raises lbs.
4×10,8,6,10 reps.
Daily CORE- during rest between higher rep sets or post intervals
Lower Back Extensions lbs.
3×15 reps.
Knee Ups lbs.
3×25 reps.
Crunches lbs.
3×15 reps.

Been having fun with the hubby during our “staycation” kinda sad it has to end so quick, but also VERY excited to go to Lincoln on Wednesday to meet our SSS2014 winner Dannielle plus hang with SUZI and meet up with nearly 50 other BuffMother’s on Thursday night!!

It’s going to be so much fun!!

Hope you have a fun week ahead too!!

Love,
Michelle