Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Fitness Love For Ladies 08

This workout is designed for women aged 16 – 35 with a strong to advanced fitness background.  It will kick your butt.  If you don’t have a strong fitness background, don’t be afraid to try; just be ready to modify movements you have trouble with and go very easy on the weight.  Eat well the day of a workout (more info at the bottom), and be sure to drink lots of water.  Always have a meal 1 to 2 hours before your workout, and have a snack ready for right after.  Good luck!

Day 8: Tuesday, January 17th 2012

Warm Up: Recumbent Bike
Recumbent Resistance Intervals
-       3 minutes at ‘6’ to ‘8’ resistance 75 RPM to 80 RPM
-       8 times: 30 seconds at ‘11’ to ‘13’ resistance 90+ RPM, followed by 1 minute at ‘6’ to ‘8’ resistance 75 RPM to 80 RPM
-       5 minutes at a leisurely pace

Light Stretch: less than 5 minutes
                            No deep stretching.  Just a few reaching exercises, arm swings and circles, trunk rotations, etc.  The idea is to move and get warm, especially muscle groups you missed in your warm-up.

Resistance: 50 / 100 for time!
You can break it up however you like: 10 and 5 of each 10 times, all of 1 exercise then break up the rest, whatever.  Just get it all done.  This is for time, so the 3 breath rule applies here, too.  If you need a rest, take 3 breaths then get moving again.  As many breaks as you need, but never more than 3 breaths.  Keep track of your time and what you have to modify to be successful.
50 pull-ups (assisted on a machine, jumping, or with a bungee if necessary)
50 push-ups (standard, modified, or bench modified)
100 squats


Run 2 miles (treadmill, elliptical, track, or hit the streets)

Cool Down:

Walk half of a mile.

Stretch: Shoulders, Chest, Back

Try to base your meal ratios on a total daily protein intake of 65g to 85g (depending on your size) while striving to maintain a 9:7:3 carb:protein:fat ratio at every meal.

Start adding a fish oil supplement to your first, middle, and last meals of the day for faster healing and healthier joints.  To really kick your fat loss up a notch and minimize joint inflammation, avoid bread (at least on workout days).

CINNAMON!!  Add a dash of cinnamon to your morning cup of coffee.  Another cup at lunch wouldn’t hurt.

Drink at least 8 oz. of water 30 minutes before each meal or snack, and drink fluids with your meal either just before or just after (or both), but not during.  Green tea is a great option for delicious hydration, appetite suppression, antioxidants, and a nice energy boost!

Comment below, tweet @geoffcraft, or shoot me an email!  Eat well, drink lots of water and have fun!  Love y’all.  #FitnessIsLove
get fit.

Day 9: Wednesday, January 18th 2012
-      Run for 5 minutes
-      15 burpees
-      Run for 5 minutes
-      10 burpees
-      Run for 5 minutes
-      5 burpees
-      Run for 5 minutes

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