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Weekly Workout Wrap-up

I haven’t done a very good job lately at updating what my workouts are looking like, so I’ll play a little catch-up.

I have been mixing my 10 minute workouts in with workouts geared more towards strength and muscle building.  Some will tell you that you shouldn’t concentrate on more than one thing at once, which is true to a point, but I’ve increased my deadlift by 30 pounds, my bench press by 15 pounds, and I’ve gained 15 pounds while maintaining a 31 inch waist.

Not too shabby if you ask me.  One of the biggest reasons I’ve been able to gain so much weight and strength is that I’ve cut down on the amount of work I do.

I love working out.  I love doing my 10 minute workouts and I enjoy following along with the ladies in my boot camps, but it just gets to be too much for the body to handle.

In the Fall/early Winter, I was doing too much and lost a lot of weight – and most of it wasn’t fat, given I didn’t have much fat to lose.  I lost a lot of muscle and it showed. 

Anyway here’s what a couple of my workouts looked like this week…

Monday was a 10 minute bodyweight workout from home, that I did a couple times so it was 20 minutes total.

1A)  T Push-up – 12 reps
1B)  Lunge – 15 each leg
1C)  Pull-up – 10
1D)  1-Leg Hip Extension – 12 per leg
1E)  Mountain Climber – 30 seconds
1F)  Pike Push-up – 12
1G)  Jack Knife – 12

To be totally honest, I don’t remember how many total circuits I got in…but it kicked my a$$.

Tuesday I did a deadlift workout along with lunges and rows.

1)  Deadlift – 5 sets of 5 reps and I hit a personal best on all 5 sets.  I could’ve done more, but my grip kept failing and Maren was running around my studio, which always makes me nervous when I do deadlifts.

2A)  Inverted Row – 4×12
2B)  DB Reverse Lunge – 3×10 per leg

3A)  Elbows Out DB Row – 3×8
3B)  RDL – 3×8

4A)  DB Rear Flies – 2×12
4B)  Shrugs – 2×12
4C)  DB Bicep Curl – 2×12

The rest of the week was filled with some 10 minute bodyweight workouts, and another heavy weight workout, then I finished up today with a workout that mixed dumbbells and bodyweight exercises – mostly high repetition for the bodyweight and low rep for the dumbbells, which was more experimentation than anything.

Good times!

Next week I’m going to try and get a good chunk of my 10 minute workouts filmed, plus all the add-on workouts.  They’re going to be “follow-along” style, so it’s going to take some time and kick me in the gonads as far as energy is concerned.

So be on the lookout for all those 10 minute workout videos.  I’m pretty excited about it because you’ll be able to download them to your computer and add them to your iTunes library so you can throw them on your iPod and take with you wherever you go.

Good times are ahead!

Have an awesome weekend!

Ed

P.S. – I’d love to know what your workouts look like.  Are you doing my 10 minute workouts, your own workouts, or following somebody else?  Leave a comment and let me know.

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