Oh what a long time it has been since I posted a workout! I figured there was plenty here to keep you going, which is why I was putting some other material out recently. However, today I am back with a different style of workout for fun. But first, a little question about what YOU would like to see from me in the future.
Well, actually, I wanted to run an idea by you and get your feedback. Over the years, I have been asked [a lot] about releasing a dvd or having some sort of “train with me” system. Last year I toyed with Live Webcam Classes and this was problematic because of time-zones and my work shifts. So, I was thinking about taking about 5 of my most popular workouts and/or 5 new ones and re-filming them as if I was taking a class. I would give pointers and cues and then redo my tutorial section to include all my most common exercises so that you would have guidance and instruction AND motivation throughout the workout. There would be a small charge per “class” (like $7), but the tutorials and ALL existing workouts would be free. Actually, I would still provide free workouts (as promised), but they would not be full versions (they would be the usual cuts), but then I would offer the full class-style as an additional service.
Basically I am wanting to ask your opinion on this idea: is it something you would like? Or do you have anything you would like to see from me? I still need to work out the details, but I never want to just assume this is something that would be popular. I want to deliver something that YOU want to see. If you don’t feel comfortable leaving feedback or a suggestion in public, then send me a private email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will gladly listen to your opinion.
I have another idea in the pipeline, but I have already decided to do it and I really think it will be SO helpful for a lot of people and I am putting my heart and soul into it – it is a subject/area close to my heart and it will be free to a good home 🙂
It’s moments like these when it hits me that I am now blessed with the time and chance to really do what I love 🙂 I am so happy to be here doing this.
Before I turn into a sentimental mess, let’s get on with the new workout …
Simply: 5 exercises; 5 reps per exercise and complete 5 rounds…. easy, right? 😐 Oh, and followed by L-Sit Practice! Double 😐
- Deficit Reverse Lunge (right and left) x 5
- Military Press (regressing to Push Press +/- negatives) (right and left) x 5 reps
- Single-Leg RDL (Right and Left) x 5 reps
- One-sided Renegade Row (one side at a time) x 5 reps
- Double Swing (or single arm swing, or heavy 2H Swing) x 5 reps (for more challenging weights) –> I switched to a single KB for the final 2 rounds and did 25 reps instead.
After all the cat stuff at the start, I totally forgot to time this. I admit, it took me longer than it should have … I dilly dally a lot during workouts and need constant motivation haha!
Hope you enjoy the workout.
Oh, here’s a mini tutorial on the L-sit to help you understand what I am *trying* to achieve. It’s about combining good shoulder positioning (encouraging stability) along with core engagement. Often, through my training I had the bad habit of letting my core disengage (unknowingly) and over extending my lumbar during any exercises that require hip flexion. Training the L-Sit (along with other exercises and retraining of my awareness) is helping my core do more stabilising of my spine. Having good shoulder positioning will help in this too.
In the VERY near future I will have a guest blog/V-Blog interview with Dr Jonathan Fass, who is a Physical Therapist and Strength Coach (and *much* more …. including being my wonderful [LOML] boyfriend *grin* ) and he will explain all this much better than I can 🙂 So stay tuned AND in the meantime, find him on Facebook HERE.
Hope you enjoy the workout and I look forward to reading your feedback on the workout classes 😀