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BAM! KICK IT UP A NOTCH!

June 16, 2013 | 5 Comments

Today was an insane workout. In celebration of only having one more treatment left, what do you think I’m going to do, folks? Have some chocolate cake? Nope. Perhaps a cheeseburger? Nada. Get a tattoo? Maybe.

I DIGRESS, I’m going to kick it up a notch! BAM! Time to go all Emeril in this thing.

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I’ve been feeling less and less sore after my strength training workouts, so I feel like it’s time to take it up a few levels. If you stick with a regular routine, over time, muscles adapt and get used to it – there is no impetus to grow. Lately I’ve been going by the idea that you should struggle to complete the exercise for the last 2 or 3 reps – that way, your muscles are constantly adapting and changing to the increased activity.

Here’s today’s workout – Try it and give me your feedback! :)

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Here’s an example of coach-killers (so-named by the trainers at my job)

Then I did interval training on the treadmill – running for a total of 20 minutes, and walking for a total of 15. It felt good to get running again, and I can feel an increase in my endurance and ability/motivation to keep going. I think to myself, why stop now if I kow I can keep going for 5 more minutes? I felt great!!!

Now, I didn’t come up with this workout myself. I worked with one of the trainers at my job, at LA Fitness. It made me realize how much harder I need to push myself to get that extra edge and get my body to where I want it to be. Not only do my leg workouts need to be like this, but my arm and upper body workouts as well. I can honestly say I don’t exactly know what it’s like to have an intense chest/back or bicep/tricep workout. During strength training today, I sweated the way I normally sweat during cardio.

At first, I thought I was going to die. I had never felt a burning like that in my legs from plio’s before. I thought to myself, how the hell am I gonna do this? But I know for a fact that getting started is the hardest part and getting past it is extremely important in making the most out of a workout. Here’s me after ONLY the first exercise of the lovely legs routine.

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With all that said, I’ll be posting a lot more intense strength workouts and hopefully I’ll get off this plateau and start seeing my body becoming stronger!!

5 people are talking about “BAM! KICK IT UP A NOTCH!

  1. It takes awhile to see how hard you actually should be going during your workouts! I’m glad you’re ready to kick it up a Kotch because we start crossfit in 2 weeks!! Oh and plyos* :)

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