So, I don’t know about y’all, but sometimes I don’t want to think about my workout, I just want to do it. While I will spend hours coming up with new workouts, many times I feel so mentally drained that I just want to follow someone else and learn some new stuff. The workout I’m doing right now hits the spot.
If you do a Google search for workouts, www.bodybuilding.com will inevitable turn up, and there’s an excellent reason. The site is loaded with fantastic workouts for all ages, sexes, and fitness levels.
Say you’re just starting out, and you want to build up to something heavy-duty: try Jaime Eason’s LiveFit Trainer.
Want to add some size? Try Jim Stoppani’s Shortcut to Size
I’m currently trying to add muscles in a big way, so the workout I love right now is Kris Gethin’s 12 Week Trainer I’m not going to lie, Kris Gethin reminds me of the character Ali G (and he’s not acting), but the workouts are solid. Warning! Profanity is profoundly prolific (like my alliteration?- homeschool mama geek), so don’t watch with the kiddos around. Kris uses a ton of different methods throughout the program, so it’s a great learning experience if you hope to build your program later.
The great thing about bodybuilding.com is that they also have an app. You plug in the program you are using and apply it to your calendar on your BodySpace account on the website. Once you’ve done this, you can access each workout for the day from your phone, plug in your weights and reps, and save those workouts. It’s great because you can see what your max weight was the last time you performed that exercise, so you make sure you’re always upping your weight. The rest between each exercise is also timed down, so you don’t even need a watch. Honestly, it’s a no-brainer and great for mamas like me that sometimes just have to roll out of bed and do a workout without a bra on so I can get it all done before my kids wake up. (Too much info?)
Now, I do 90% of my workouts from home, so no excuses here! I’ll post another time about the equipment I use, but know that you CAN do this! Don’t let money or lack of time get in the way.
Building a stronger body helps your family and community because you can use those muscles and strong heart to help others.
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As some character says in some animated movie that I can’t place in my brain at all at the moment says, “Up and At Them!”