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Back + Abs Workout

This workout consists of 4 supersets with both back and abdominal exercises. Because the ab movements give your back muscles a break, you could even create a greater challenge by taking just 20-30 seconds of rest before hitting the next superset. I tried that a few times because I was short on time and the workout flew by!


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lauren gleisberg's back and abs workout

TRAINING TIPS:

  • Complete each superset 3x through before moving onto the next
  • Intensity Increase Option: complete 4 sets of each superset instead of 3

SMILE MORE DAILY PHOTO CHALLENGE:

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Back + Biceps (Pyramid Style) Workout

You bet it’s back buttt more intense… here is your 850 rep challenge workout! Last week’s 800 rep challenge was one that was certainly not easy but seeing how much fun you ladies had with it made me want to create another one (and make it just a bit more difficult). This upper body workout will target the back and bicep muscles.

I really hope you’re enjoying these different styles of workouts. I not only love creating them for you but I myself have been so excited to get to the gym. 

What the heck am I talking about with these different styles of workouts? So, usually, I use a workout structure of  3 sets of 15 reps of an exercise or a superset of 15 reps of each movement. With that, I typically include the staple weight lifting movements: curls, squats, presses, etc. Simply put… I find that to be the most effective for women who want to build muscle and shed some fat; we can then focus on lifting heavier as the challenge with each workout.

Switching up the workout style from time to time is good for the body and our minds. Have you been enjoying the changes too? Okay, now I’m excited to see what I can come up for next week! Go get after those 850 reps!




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TRAINING TIPS:

  • This workout consists of 5 exercises performed one after the next with just a minute of rest in between
  • DECREASE Increase Option 1: perform drop sets in which you use a lighter weight to finish the suggested rep range
  • DECREASE Intensity Option 2: complete less rounds if needed/rest longer if needed

SMILE MORE DAILY PHOTO CHALLENGE:

A PERSON, PLACE or THING THAT MAKES YOU SMILE – share which one of those is putting a smile on your face! #LGFallChallenge

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PULL TABATA-INSPIRED WORKOUT

 The Push/Pull/Leg workout split is one you know I love and find effective for achieving muscle. PULL is a day in which we work “pulling movements” or exercises that target some of the upper body muscles: back, biceps and rear delts. I’ve put a tabata twist on this one and hope you love it.

For this workout, I’ve increased the intensity by pulling (haha!) from tabata inspirations. Tabata is a style of HIIT training that uses intervals of exercise and short rests. You may recognize the traditional tabard intervals as 8 rounds of 20 seconds on and 10 seconds of rest. I’ve chosen slightly different numbers to increase the time spend with weights. Give it a go and let the intensity surprise you (it surely will!)

Also, keep scrolling because I linked today’s blog post below which is one I don’t want you to miss… a healthy Mac and Cheese recipe!

Feel free to comment on both the workout and the recipe. If you can’t tell, I’m really excited about today’s posts and want to hear what you think.


fitness blogger lauren gleisberg doing a workout
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lauren gleisberg doing an upper body tabata workout

TRAINING TIPS:

  • This workout consists of 5 exercises; complete all 5 rounds of each exercise before moving onto the next
  • Intensity Increase Option Level 1: cut the rest from 30 seconds to 20 seconds
  • Intensity Increase Option Level 2: complete 8 rounds instead of the suggested 5

SMILE MORE DAILY PHOTO CHALLENGE:

AN LG SISTER WHO MAKES YOU SMILE – let her know how much she means to you#LGFallChallenge

-TODAY’S BLOG POST-healthy Mac and cheese recipe

Mac and Cheese lovers, this one is for you!

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Chest + Back Workout

I like to add in cardio to upper body weighted workouts to increase the intensity and get my heart rate up. My strategy with this is to pick cardio moves that also utilize the muscle groups I am targeting. Unfortunately, today that means burpees hehe. Scroll to see what I mean!


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TRAINING TIPS:

  • This workout consists of 5 exercises with a cardio burst in between
  • Complete 3 sets of each exercise before moving onto the modified burpee (example: 3 sets rows, 10 burpees, 3 sets of pullovers, 10 burpees)
  • Intensity Increase Option: perform 2 sets of 10 reps of modified burpees in between the weighted movements 

SMILE MORE DAILY PHOTO CHALLENGE:

RELAXING EVENT ACTIVITY/LACK OF ACTIVITY THAT MAKES YOU SMILE – what are you up to this evening that is putting a smile on your face?? Share it with us! #LGFallChallenge

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CHEST + BACK WORKOUT

Today’s workout will challenge you! It’s week 5, what else would you expect?! You can do it! We’ve got weighted supersets, a HIIT style burn out and an intense ab workout. After today, you’re going to be feeling just a great as you look. That’s for sure.

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(AB WORKOUT FOUND IN THE PREMIUM AB PLAN)



TRAINING TIPS:

  • Today’s workout consists of 3 supersets; a superset means to perform 2 exercises back to back and then taking a rest
  • Complete each superset before moving onto the next
  • Finish the workout with the HIIT Burn Out, which is 3 exercises performed in sequence; complete 3 rounds or more if you want an added challenge

DAILY PHOTO CHALLENGE:

“ALL ABOUT DEM WEIGHTS” as a community who loves to weight train, snap a picture of yourself lifting / post-lift today and share it with the community. If you want to share any thoughts on how weight training has impacted your journey, I would love to hear!! #LGTeamKini

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UPPER BODY CIRCUIT WORKOUT

When I’m training just one upper body muscle group, my preference is to accompany it with something other type of exercise… cardio, glute work or in today’s case… ABS! As you know, we are focusing on progressive training this week. Combining shoulders and abs will increase the intensity of the workout. My tip… focus on challenging yourself with weight today in the shoulder exercises. Then, move through the ab movements very slowly with lots of control. That will ensure a great workout!

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(AB WORKOUT FOUND IN AB PLAN 2.0 AS PART OF THE PREMIUM CHALLENGE PACKS)



TRAINING TIPS:

  • Today’s weighted workout consists of 3 circuits; perform the 3 exercises within each circuit in sequence with no rest in between; complete a total of 3 rounds before moving onto the next
  • Use a cable machine for the last circuit if you’re at the gym or a resistance band if you’re working out at home
  • To turn your resistance band into a cable machine, fold your resistance band in half. Slide the folded center through the crack between a door and it’s frame (at the desired height). To secure your band in that space… on the other side of the door, place a water bottle or sock in the loop that forms in the resistance band. Shut the door and use as a cable machine.

DAILY PHOTO CHALLENGE:

“MY FRIDAY NIGHT” What are you up to tonight? Whether you’re staying in or out on the town, snap a pic of you enjoying your Friday night and share it with the community. Any LG Sisters getting together this weekend? I’ve been having serious FOMO seeing you girls getting together! #LGTeamKini

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“PULL” (Back, Biceps + Rear Delt) Workout

A “pull” workout is one that includes all pulling movements; these are ones that utilize the back, biceps and rear delt. Tomorrow, we will do a “push” workout that could be considered the opposite of this.

What’s with the push and pull?! It’s a great way to structure your workouts because many of these movements will target all 3 of these muscle groups at once. Think of a row… you will primarily use your back but also a bit of biceps and rear delts to complete the movement. I find a push/pull/leg split a great approach for building muscle. 

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TRAINING TIPS:

  • This workout consists of 4 supersets: a superset is when we complete 2 exercises back to back with no rest in between
  • Complete 3 sets of each superset before moving onto the next

DAILY PHOTO CHALLENGE:

“What’s On Your Plate” – oh yummy, share one of your meals with the community today #LGTeamKini

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BACK + GLUTES WORKOUT

This is another combination I call a “curves made of muscle workout.” The back muscles are commonly overlooked by women who weight train. I’ll share a little secret. Training back is important for overall strength, symmetry and posture. And, a fit back gives the appearance of an even smaller waistline – count me in!

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TRAINING TIPS:

  • This workout consists of 4 supersets; a superset is when we perform 2 exercises back to back and rest only after both are completed
  • Complete 3 sets or rounds of each superset before moving onto the next
  • As always, use the equipment you have available; if you don’t have a barbell, use a set of dumbbells and if you’re not in a gym with a cable machine, use your resistance band
  • To turn your resistance band into a cable machine, fold your resistance band in half. Slide the folded center through the crack between a door and it’s frame (at the desired height). To secure your band in that space… on the other side of the door, place a water bottle or sock in the loop that forms in the resistance band. Shut the door and use as a cable machine.

DAILY PHOTO CHALLENGE:

“New Hair Style” – we push ourselves outside of our comfort zones in the gym, so let’s try it in our lives as well. Switch up your hair style today… curls, straight, fishtail, a high pony, something you don’t normally do! Rock it and share your beautiful self with the community! #LGTeamKini

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UPPER BODY CIRCUIT WORKOUT

Upper body training is something we can’t skip! Yet, so many of us only train our arm muscles, neglecting the two largest upper body muscle groups: the chest and back muscles. These two are incredibly important for overall strength as well as posture. Personally, I find adding in some cardio to chest and back day revs up the entire workouts. 

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TRAINING TIPS:

  • For each circuits, complete all 3 exercises back to back (with no rest in between), then rest and complete each circuit a total of 4 rounds
  • If you’re short on time, you can cut down the number of rounds to 2 or 3

DAILY PHOTO CHALLENGE:

“LG Sister Advice” – what advice can you share with a fellow LG Sister? Something you learned along the way or any words of encouragement you can give to a fellow community member #LGTeamKini #LGAccountability

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-UPGRADE YOUR CHALLENGE-

At any time, you can upgrade to the Challenge Premium Pack or Bundle and instantly receive the exclusives including the early access link to your weekly workouts and the meal menus!

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