Rachel’s workout

Hello and Happy Saturday!

I hope you are having a nice weekend. Today I’m sharing my client Rachel’s workout with you. She brought her three-year old son with her today and it was quite entertaining; he’s a sweet (and funny) boy!

Rachel was getting over a cold this week so we kept her workout intensity light to moderate which is always recommended when your body is fighting off something.

All my workouts consist of a leg exercise, preferably some form of squats and at least one push and pull exercise. When you focus on the largest muscle groups; the legs, back and chest, you will burn more calories and use your smaller muscles in the process.

After properly warming up, we did squats:

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3 sets of 15

Next push ups: Straight push ups always incorporates your core where as push ups on your knees does not.

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2 sets of 15

We alternated push ups with a row: An excellent upper back exercise

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2 sets of 15

Then a step up: Great for legs, core and balance

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2 sets of 15

We alternated a step up with a ball tuck (also known as a prone jackknife)

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2 sets of 15

This is one of my favorite exercises for a strong core because it strengthens the transverse abdominis which is the deepest abdominal muscle and acts as a girdle.

As always, we finished off with a cool down and stretching; check out these cute photos of her son Jake.

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He decided to join us for the stretching. How cute is he?

Here’s a recap of Rachel’s workout:

1. 3 SETS OF 15 Barbell Squats (you can use dumbbells in place of the bar)

2A. Push ups 2b. Row

3a. Step up 3b. Ball tuck

DISCLAIMER: Consult with your doctor before starting any exercise program. All opinions expressed on this site are solely my own. Always seek professional advice before engaging in any physical activity.

In other news, my daughter is going to homecoming tonight. This is how she was asked.

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Yes, she loves donuts 🙂

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Marlene

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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