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Gooooood morning out there and happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend filled with delicious food and fun people. I spent most of my weekend at home and LOVED every second of it. I’m definitely an introvert who loves being alone and since my husband was golfing almost the entire weekend, I enjoyed every second by myself. Being alone is the best.
Last weeks workouts were a little different for me. I had a couple normal days then I had some private lessons that I thought wouldn’t be that tough on the body. They were. I was so insanely sore and tired. So I listened to my body and I took a couple days off of the gym. I didn’t have an “active rest day” because I think those are stupid. I simply rested and woke up Sunday feeling back to normal.
If you’re a person who works out on a regular basis, I’m sure at some point you’ve been sucked into the feeling that you don’t actually need a rest day. Or you’ll have an active rest day where you run or hike or whatever. Stop it. REST. Teach yourself how to properly rest. If you’re breaking down muscle tissue, it needs to be able to heal itself. And even light exercise will still break that tissue down and prevent it from healing. But you know what healing leads to? More muscle! You break that tissue down and the resting builds it up! I used to never rest but once I finally added it to my routine, I began seeing definition in my muscles so much more than before. I started seeing my arms tone up and then my legs. So now I ALWAYS rest at least 1, if not 2 days a week, just to ensure my muscles are able to build and restore. After 2 days of rest, I’m always happily surprised how good I feel and the positive changes I see. If you’re a person who denies rest day, try it. All you have to do is nothing. Which is pretty awesome. You’ve worked hard, you deserve the break. Your body will thank you!
Sunday – Boxing Class at Fly Kickbox through Class Pass
Monday – Lower Body Workout – see movements here
3×10 Single Leg on Assisted Pull-Up Machine
3×20 Prisoner 45 Degree Hypers
3×10 Weighted Step-Ups (each side)
3×20 Stability Ball Leg Curls
3×12-10-8 Hip Thrusts
3×10 Single Leg Hip Thrusts into 5 Jumping SLHP
Tuesday – Cardio Tabata Workout – see movements here
5 rounds of 40 sec on 20 sec rest:
- Russian Kettlebell Swings @35#
- Rolling Squat Jumps
- Lateral Lunge – Clean – Cursty Lunges (right side) @15#
- Side Skater Jumps
- Lateral Lunge – Clean – Cursty Lunges (left side) @15#
Wednesday – Crossfit Assessment Workout
Mobility assessment first, then –
Max Effort Deadlifts @ 80% 1RM
Max Effort Back Squats @ 80% 1RM
Max Effort Step Ups @ 80% 1RM
Max Effort Single Arm KB Press @ 80% 1RM
Max Effort Pull Ups
Thursday – Private Boxing Lesson
Friday – Rest Day
Saturday – Rest Day
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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.
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