Upper Body Kettles!

Dropping in on this “Work it Out” Tuesday to share a “mostly” upper body Kettlebell routine!
I used a 10lb Kettlebell, but use what works for you! Most of these moves can be found online. You can also shoot a comment below too.Happy Working Out 😀
Workout: Do 3-4 Sets! (Warm-up with 4 sets of 15 Swings)
Squats to Press – 12 Reps
Single-handed Kettlebell Swing – 8 Reps (Right Arm)
Single-handed Kettlebell Swing – 8 Reps (Left Arm)
Kettlebell Swings – 16 Reps
Upright Row – 12 Reps
Halos – 8 Reps (Right Side)
Tricep Extensions – 12 Reps
Halos – 8 Reps (Left Side)
Kettlebell Plank With Row – 8 Reps (Right Arm- Start in plank then row)
Kettlebell Plank With Row – 8 Reps (Left Arm)
Question: What’s you favorite Kettlebell move?
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Work It Out Sunday!

Happy Sunday folks!

I just wanted to say, I have been loving THIS song by DNCE. It’s just my jam at the moment.

I am dropping in to share a workout with you guys exclusively from my Bootcamp program. This workout is from week three of the program and is designed to get that heart pumping!

After you complete the workout finish off with 30 minutes with 30 minutes of cardio, whether it’s a running, walking, spinning, Zumba, you name it.

The holidays are upon us and there are goodies everywhere, not to mention high stress levels. Stay focused with a good workout.

This workout can be done at the gym or at home.

Back/ Biceps (Week 3)

Pulldown (cable or dumbbells) 3 Sets of 10

Squat to Upright Row 3 Sets of 12

**Spiderman’s 3 Sets, One Minute Each Set

Frontal Raises 3 Sets of 10

Bicep Curls 3 Sets of 15

**Mountain Climbers 3 Sets, One Minute Each Set

Seated Row (Or Bent Over) – 3 Sets of 12

Alternating Hammer Curls – 3 Sets of 12

One minute rest, then repeat two more times!

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Don’t forget to get it while it’s on sale 😉

** Cardio Burst!

Friday Favorites #10: All Work!

Whoa… is it Friday already?

I feel like every time I write a blog post now, a million days pass by. Christmas is on the way and Samantha turned four months!My father-in-law took some pictures of her and these two were my favorites! With work, I have been having a ton of deadlines as the new year approaches. I’ve been relying on quick and filling meals to keep me going. This Vegan Chili is my favorite from Vegetarian Times, though I do add ground turkey making it not so vegan. Try it out! I do work in the fitness industry, so the new year is a big time to prep for! If you live in the Northshore Area (Mamas Move/ Oxygen Mind & Body) or lives in Chelsmford, Billerica, Tewskbury, Massachusetts area (Pro-Fitness Plus), you need to stop by for one of my classes!

Here is what my schedule looks like for the new year:

Mondays: 9:00am Tabata Sculpt (Mamas Moves)
Wednesday: 5:45am Sculpt (Pro-fitness Plus)
Thursdays: 6:00am Spin (Oxygen Mind & Body)
10:15am Kettlebell AMPD* (Mamas Moves)
5:30pm Cardio Kickbox (Mamas Move)
Fridays: 5:45am Bootcamp (Pro-fitness Plus)
Saturdays: 9:15 Tabata Sculpt (Mamas Move)
Sundays: 9:00am Vinyasa Yoga (Mamas Move)

Also if anyone is interested in in-person or my virtual Bootcamp program, you can click the image to sign up!

Via Facebook, this water bottle was the favorite and it comes FREE with your Bootcamp purchase. I have 4 spaces left in the virtual version and I’ll remove the link once it’s filled.I am linking up with Heather for Friday favorites, thanks for hosting! Hope everyone has a great weekend. 😀

Question: What’s YOUR favorite meal to make in batches?

Kettle & Dumbbell Mash-Up!

How is everyone doing?

It’s been a while since I dropped in and said hello. Breakfast says “hi” too.Today this silly goose and I are dropping in for Amanda’s Thursday Thinking OUT Loud shenanigans. We have been quite busy, the 3 1/2 month old and I; Christmas shopping is in effect. 😀If you see these in the market. Don’t buy them… they taste funny.But if you find this face mask, get it. It feels amaze-balls!I’ve been working at a fitness center called Mamas Move, catering to pre and post-natal fitness! Not to mention tons of fun things for the kiddies. I also wanted to share a workout I did last week using a Kettlebell. If you don’t have one, that’s still OK! You can still do this workout with a dumbbell but I assure you, Kettlebells are WAY more fun!

The figures 8’s is pictured below just in case if you are unsure of that move. It’s one of my new favorites using the Kettlebell.

Total Body Kettle & Dumbbell Workout:

  • Sumo Deadlift (Weighted)*
  • Upright Rows (Right Arm)*
  • Tricep Extension (w/ slight bend in legs)
  • Upright Rows (Left Arm)*
  • Figure 8’s*
  • Plié to Calf Raise (weighted)*
  • Pulldown
  • Lunges (w/ a twist)

Go and give it try and be sure to warm up and cool down after!

Question: What’s YOUR favorite exercise or workout?

Shoulders Chest & Tri’s for the Third Tri {Workout}

Working out doesn’t get easier during pregnancy.

Between your growing bump, extra weight and aches – it can get difficult to get a good workout in. Luckily there are plenty of pregnancy workouts out there in the forms of classes, DVDs and even YouTube videos.I loved prenatal yoga during pregnancy but I do love to lift. I have various workout routines that can be modified during pregnancy. This workout I am sharing with you is one that I did during the last few weeks of pregnancy. Yes, I was almost 40 Weeks pregnant and doing this routine!

It’s low impact, yet builds strength. Strength training is important during pregnancy. Why? It helps strengthen muscles and build stamina, which you will definitely need during labor, trust me.I used 5lbs dumbbells for this workout, but feel free to use weights that won’t leave you out of breath or put too much strain on your muscles.

*Remember to rest for 30 seconds in between each set – Always consult your doctor or midwife before performing and exercise.*

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  {Shoulders Chest & Tri’s for Third Tri}

Warm-Up: TWO Rounds –  THREE Exercises:

  • Plié Squats (12 Reps)
  • Standing Leg Lifts (8 Reps, Each Side)
  • Sumo Squat (12 Reps)

The Workout: THREE Sets – Repeat 3 x’s Each

  • Plié Squats (Weighted) – 10 reps
  • Shoulder press – 12
  • Chest flies – 10
  • Standing Leg Lifts – 8 Reps, Each Side
  • Upright Row – 12
  • One Arm Row – 8 Reps, Each Side
  • Sumo Squat to Press (Weighted) – 10 Reps
  • Lateral Raise – 10
  • Tricep Extension – 12

Cool-Down: Stretch! (5-10 Mins)

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For a printable version, Click HERE!

Sunday Funday Day HIIT!

It’s Sunday, so it calls for a Total Body HIIT!

Now that I am almost 35 Weeks pregnant, I really don’t have much energy nor the ability to do crazy workouts.

However, this 20-Minute HIIT workout helps me get my cardio and strength training on. I used 5lbs weights for this, but feel free to use whatever you’d like.

For this workout there are FIVE rounds; each round has two exercises performed for 60 seconds EACH! Repeat all five rounds twice for a 20-Minute heart pumping workout.

Feel free to rest in between rounds (I maybe rested for 10-15 seconds, if needed). Remember to warm-up and cool down after. And… GO!

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Happy Sunday 🙂

For more HIIT and other workouts, click HERE!

MIMM#26: Mother’s Day <3

Happy “belated” Mother’s Day to the beautiful mamas and mamas-to-be for Samantha & I!My parents were so sweet and sent me a marvelous little package. I totally wasn’t expecting it all – I was super emotional. I had to work all day (which was fine) but it was nice to be [pre-]appreciated.

Patrick bought me flowers, cake and this card with pearls! #Hegetsme 😉 I treated myself to the marvelous Frappuccino happy hour at Starbucks. Motherhood is no easy task. My mom was strong and raised three wonderful children. We wouldn’t be anywhere without our mama.

Love you mom

Did you see my marvelous 15 minute quick HIIT total body routine from this weekend? If not, click here. I promise, you’ll work your bodygood! I also have a new ‘Workouts’ tab where you’ll find a collection of my personal workout routines I’ve shared.

Post-workout recovery smoothie anyone?Kitty wants too 😉Thanks Katie for hosting MIMM and hope everyone had a lovely weekend!Question: Did you partake in Starbucks Frappuccino happy hour this past week?