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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:

http://blog.buffmother.com/2628/sexy-in-70-sx70-phase-1-workouts/

So….

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
r-bike

#1
Bench/Chest Press 3×10(buffing); 3×6 (boosting)
lbs.
95×10
115 x10
115×8

abs between sets of bench
2sets
Knee ups
30
25

#2
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
2sets
Old school
60
45

#3
Flys 3×10(buffing); 3×6 (boosting)

10 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 10

abs between sets of Flys
2sets
Hanging
20
15

#4
Rows (buffing); 3×6 (boosting)

10 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 10

abs between sets of Rows
2sets
vaccums
3 for 15sec
3 for 15sec

BURN OUT!
Push ups – military
2×15reps or failure
reps.
20
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.

Legs or Taxes?

Would you rather work on your legs or taxes?? I chose LEGS, lol!
I spent the entire morning working on my taxes, then I went to Wal-Mart to get a ton of stuff, and then I chose to go work on my legs instead of continuing on with the taxes.

So the workout went like this:

r-bike 10 mins warm up
leg press
Just machine x25 reps for warm up
squat
45×15
95×10
135×6
155×5
135×8

seated calf rotation machine
90×15
135x10x3

smith butt squats
70x10x3

smith lunges
70×10
120x6x2
70×10

Leg curls- one leg at a time bent over version
50×6
60x6x3

Leg extensions
130×10
150x10x2
170×8

Tonight we get to decorate Valentine’s boxes and I need to gather just a few more items that I have questions about for my meeting with the accountant in the morning.

We’ll I’m gonna catch up with all of you now!
-Michelle

LEG Day!! KILLLER!!


Okay~ I have not done legs in about a week…or longer! That seems like forever to me 🙂

I slept great last night and hopefully made up for my staying up all night in LA….
Yesterday was a major recuperation day and I managed to run but it was so so HOT- I couldn’t run as far or as long as I wanted, from now on I need to get my runs done earlier, later or on the treddy at the gym 😛

One really fun thing is that I have a new personal training client—MY DH!!
We wrote up a plan for his diet and workouts on Sunday and he’s been following it to a T! I am very excited for him…I guess I should tell you all that he is in rather good shape already, just the stress of working, missing workouts, lack of having a “PLAN” and lack of eating correctly have kept him from being elite in the past. BUT his focus right now is amazing and that makes me very proud.

Here is my KILLER leg workout:

Warm up- tanning
Sissy Squats (ss)-25reps low squeeze butt
Squats:
45×15
95deepx10
135×10
145×10
155×6
165×4!! I almost didn’t make it- I had no spotter 🙁
135×8

Dead lifts (romainian)
135x10x3
ss-25#x25
ss-25#x15

Russian Squat machine (angled forward)
+50×10
+70×10
+90×10

Paired with seated calves
45x15x2
80x10x2

Smith Lunges
90x10x2

Walking lunges
55#on backx 35 stepsx2

Knee extensions paired with leg curls
115×10
135×10
155x6x2
Leg curls
80×10
90×10
100×6

That was plenty!
-Michelle