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Fitmas Challenge: Shoulders + Chest (W4D5)

Burn out doesn’t begin to describe how I felt after finishing this workout. My approach behind this workout was that we would start with a more traditional weight training workouts: 3 sets of 15 reps of the movements listed below. I pushed myself with weight but ensured I was keeping proper form. Then, to finish the workout, it was all about keeping up the pace and staying in the movements. And, a burn out it sure was haha. Good luck, girls!

WORKOUTS TO COMPLETE:

[ ] Blog Workout: upper body burn out workout

lauren gleisberg doing an upper body workout for women

 

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Fitmas Challenge: Chest + Triceps (W2D1)

Week 2 Day 1 – it’s a new week and the perfect opportunity to jump right back into the swing of things. After a Thanksgiving celebration, you may feel you need to “make up” for any extra eating or missed workout but I want you to shake that mindset right now.

This is a lifestyle… our lifestyle. One bad day or one bad week will not make or break you just like one good day or one good week won’t give you instant results. Today, workout because you love it and you love the way it makes you feel. 

This chest and triceps workout is fast paced. I love the combination of the weighted exercises with bodyweight resistance moves and some cardio tossed in there. 

WORKOUTS TO COMPLETE:

[ ] Blog Workout: chest + triceps

[ ] Video Workout Plan: triceps workout video

lauren gleisberg doing an upper body workout for women

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Fitmas Challenge: Chest + Back (W1D5)

No better way to end the first week of Fitmas than with a little bit of weights and a lotta bit of sweat. I chose to do this chest and back workout the day after Thanksgiving because we can really push ourselves here with weights. Lift heavy! Challenge yourself!

The day after a treat meal or eating excess calories, our bodies will be able to use the stored up glycogen during our workout. Give this one your all and you’ll feel amazing after!

WORKOUTS TO COMPLETE:

[ ] Blog Workout: chest + back

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CHEST + TRICEPS WORKOUT

75 push ups may put this workout on the top of the difficult list. There is something to be said about accomplishing something that look scary on paper (or on a screen lol). 75 push ups in addition to a full weighted workout seems like something too challenging to complete but I know you can do it. Savor that feeling of accomplishment once you do!


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(PLYOMETRICS WORKOUT FOUND IN THE GLUTE GUIDE AS PART OF THE PREMIUM CHALLENGE PACK)

My Training Recommendation: complete 2 sets instead of 3 sets of the blog workout and the complete plyometrics workout

TRAINING TIPS:

  • Complete each exercise 3x through before moving on
  • Complete 1 set of 15 reps of push ups in between exercises
  • Intensity Increase Option: complete more push ups than suggested if you can

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PUSH (CHEST, SHOULDERS + TRICEPS) WORKOUT

Lift AND push up. Lift AND push up. I wasn’t kidding when I told you these workouts were all about the “AND” factor. Between every exercise in today’s workout, I challenge you to complete a set of push ups.

Let’s go over a few quick push up form reminders. To set up, ensure your body forms a straight line from your head, through your neck and back all the way down to your heels. You hands should be out wider than the width of your shoulders. Keep your core as tight as possible throughout the movement. Think of pulling your belly button back to your spine.

PS – if you want more help with push ups, check out this 4 Steps to More Push Ups Mini Plan


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(GLUTE ACCESSORY WORKOUT FOUND IN THE GLUTE GUIDE AS PART OF THE PREMIUM CHALLENGE PACK)

My Training Recommendation: complete both the  Glute Guide workout and the workout below

lauren gleisberg's push up workout

TRAINING TIPS:

  • Complete 3 sets of every exercise before moving on
  • In between movements complete 15 push ups of your skill level (3 sets exercise, 1 set push ups, 3 sets exercise, etc.)
  • Intensity Increase Option: complete as many push ups as you can do

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Pyramid Style Push Workout

A pyramid style workout builds in intensity, peaks and then comes back down. It’s a training style that is challenging for the targeted muscles, but what I personally enjoy most is that it is a nice switch up mentally. It’s unique in terms of the 



lauren ggleisberg's pyramid style push workout
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(GLUTE ACCESSORY WORKOUT FOUND IN THE GLUTE GUIDE AS PART OF THE PREMIUM CHALLENGE PACK)

My Training Recommendation: complete both the blog and Glute Guide workouts 

TRAINING TIPS:

  • This workout follows a pyramid style in terms of the reps
  • Complete each movement 1x for the suggested reps, rest 1 min and move onto the next exercise until all 5 are completed; then, repeat.
  • Intensity Decrease Option 1: take rests during a set if needed and continue counting reps where you left off
  • Intensity Decrease Option 2: perform drop sets in which you lower the weight used during a set to complete the remaining reps

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lauren gleisberg doing more push ups

4 steps I’ve taken to increase my push ups! I know following this “mini plan” will help you achieve more too!

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4 Step Push Up Mini Plan: Get Better at Push Ups

Push ups are a simple exercise in which you push yourself off the ground by pressing through the hands: simple yet not exactly easy to complete. A push up is one of those staple movements in fitness that I feel all of us women should feel confident and capable completing. So, I put together this mini push up plan for all of us looking to get better at push ups.

WHY I WANT TO GET BETTER AT PUSH UPS

Like I just mentioned, I believe push ups along with exercises such as pull ups, deadlifts, squats and the bench press are foundational movements and ones we should be able to complete. I personally feel there is something empowering about being able to move your bodyweight

THE 4 STEP MINI PUSH UP PLAN OVERVIEW

Let’s glance at what this mini plan entails. There are 4 steps and each one builds in difficulty. Each step is not to be completed at one time; rather, for a few weeks, you’ll work on adding in step one. After 3-5 workouts of including step 1, you’ll then include both step 1 and step 2. A few weeks after doing that, you’ll add in step 3, completing step 1, 2 and 3 and so on until you’re pushing up like a pro.

lauren gleisberg doing her push up plan

STEP 1: STRENGTHEN WITH A CHEST PRESS

If we’re going to be focusing on improving our push up game then we need to strengthen the muscles used in the exercise. Although compound movements like a push up recruit many muscle groups, the exercise primarily engages the chest, triceps and shoulder muscles. Therefore, we will work on strengthening that area with a chest press exercise.

This exercise can be completed on a bench with a barbell or dumbbells or on the floor to make it slightly easier. Focus on increasing the weight and/or reps with each workout where you include a chest press. Aim for 3 sets of 15 reps.

STEP 2: INCLINE PUSH UPS

If you want to get better at a movement, you need to complete the movement. Once we’ve laid a foundation of strength in the upper body, we can begin going for the push up motion. Performing the exercise on an incline makes it easier while still allowing us to work through the exercise.

The greater the incline, the easier it will be, so if you need extra assistance that is how you can modify this exercise. I suggest 3 sets of 15 reps of this movement. As you progress, decrease the incline.

STEP 3: KNEE PUSH UPS

Eventually, incline push ups will feel rather easy to complete. When you hit this point, you’ll know it’s time to move to the ground… we are getting way closer to a push up. Complete a push up but from your knees to minic the motion of a push up but at an “easier” level. Keep your knees touching the ground as you lower your body and push up while maintaining a flat back and engaged core. This knee variation reduces the amount of bodyweight you’ll be pushing up.

I suggest performing 3 sets of 8-15 knee push ups. When you first begin these push ups, you may not to be able to complete a lot if you’re a beginner. If you’re more advanced and just looking to improve your push ups overall, then shoot for 15-25 reps.

STEP 4: PUSH UPS!

Finally, it’s time to push up! If you are really new to push ups, just shoot for a few of them. If you are looking to advance your push up game, go for reps here! AND, if you’re really advanced, try out decline push ups.

When at step 4, you’ll be focusing on getting more reps with each push up set. Still, I never suggest working to complete failure.

SUMMARY:

The overall goal of this Push Up Mini Plan is to build up our ability to complete push ups and lots of them. We begin by strengthening the muscles of the upper body, specifically the chest, triceps and shoulder muscles. Then, we focus on working the push up motion through beginning with incline push ups, moving to push ups off our knees and eventually the real deal push ups. Finally, we advance into improving our total push ups reps. It’s a challenging yet empowering process!

lauren gleisberg doing more push ups

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 

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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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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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$60 $50

*Note: the Premium Challenge Bundle is for those who don’t yet have the Meal Plan but would like to join at a discounted price; if you already are a meal plan member, opt for the Premium Challenge Pack.