Barbell Strength Workout | Lower Body Focus and Conditioning Bonus

Hi everyone,

When my cold lifted, I decided to try a different style of workout. While I focused on the lower body more, I still made sure to create a workout that has me moving in all directions and maintain that balance between muscle groups.

To make it more intense, I dotted conditioning exercises between each strength exercise.  Not only did this change the pace of things, but it made the workout fly by because I was having more fun!

This week, I also got to see some of the photos from my recent photo-shoot…

Thought I’d write about the experience in a new post 🙂  It was an eye-opener! Stay tuned for that!

Anyway, back to today.

The Workout

Complete the following sequence:

1) High Deficit Reverse Lunge: 3×8-12 reps (each leg)

– Bench Jump-Overs: 1×45 secs

2) Barbell RDL: 3×8-12 reps

– Burpees: 1×45 secs

3) Barbell Hip Thrusts: 3×8-12 reps

– Skater Hops: 1×45 secs

4) Seated Band Abduction: 2×15-20 reps

Then I set my Gymboss Interval Timer  for 4 cycles (feel free to do more) of 15 seconds rest and 45 effort. I did 2 rounds of the following circuit:

  •  Two-Handed KB Swing
  • Plank Climber

Workout Complete!

I’ll be back soon, with my Photo-shoot story 🙂


  • February 28, 2013

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