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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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-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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*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.

“PUSH”(CHEST, SHOULDERS + TRICEP) WORKOUT

Yesterday, we pulled. Today, we push. A push workout compliments a pull workout as it utilizes the chest, triceps and shoulders. These muscles are targeted in movements that are pushing exercises. Think.. chest press, shoulder press, tricep pushdown, push ups, etc. This is one of my favorite training splits for focusing on muscle.

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(AB WORKOUT VIDEO FOUND IN ORIGINAL PREMIUM AB PLAN)

TRAINING TIPS:

  • This workout consists of 5 exercises with a cardio blast between each
  • Complete 3 sets of each exercise, then 10 reps of modified burpees, then 3 sets of the next exercise, followed by 10 reps of modified burpees and so on.

DAILY PHOTO CHALLENGE:

“Swimsuit” – the ConfidenceKini Challenge is all about looking and feeling your best while increasing your confidence; go online window shopping today with your most confident mindset, pick a swimsuit you would love to buy yourself! Imagine how great you’d look and feel in it. #LGTeamKini

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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!

$14

$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.

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!

$14

$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.

WEEK 3: UPPER BODY STRENGTH

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Photo Challenge Exercise: I’m not a fan of looking back unless it’s 1) to see how much progress we’ve made or 2) to reflect on happy times. Let’s do some of that today!

Photo Challenge Upload: “TBT” – throw it back to a time or place that brings you happiness #LGAccountability #LGBeautyAndBooty

In my home, we go crazy for breakfast casseroles! Bake and serve! Reheat the next day! Ah, simple and delicious. You’re going to love this recipe!

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ConfidenceKini Challenge: Chest + Shoulders (W6D5)

Today’s To-Do List:

[ ] Weighted Workout: Arms

[ ] Premium Ab Plan: Circuit Workout C

(workout HERE)

[ ] Photo Challenge

[ ] Community Check In

Chest +Shoulders

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Premium Ab Plan

  • Today’s Ab Workout: Circuit Workout C
  • Find the Premium Ab Plan HERE

 

Daily Photo Challenge

THANK YOU: whether it’s a special LG Sister within the community or someone else close to you, take a moment to share a little thank you with that person!

#LGAccountability #LGTeamKini

Tip of the Day: This is your final weight training workout for the ConfidenceKini Challenge! If you are reading this, you absolutely killed it! I’m serious! Embarking on a 6 week fitness journey and giving it your all – no matter how many bumps you hit – is an incredible feat. I am so proud of you. I’m honored to be your trainer, coach, sister, and above all friend. Thank you for sharing this journey with me. I hope you are feeling healthier, happier, stronger and more confident. Don’t you worry… I have more ways to kick your booty after this. I’ll see you tomorrow for a stretch session before we hit our 5K on Saturday! Woohoo!!!!

Community Check In #LGTeamKini

To hold yourself accountable, check in with the community on Instagram!

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ConfidenceKini Challenge: Upper Body (W5D5)

Today’s To-Do List:

[ ] Weighted Workout: Upper Body

[ ] Premium Ab Plan: Circuit Workout A

(workout HERE)

[ ] Photo Challenge

[ ] Community Check In

Upper Body

  • For equipment, feel free to use either a barbell or set of dumbbells for the exercises below

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Premium Ab Plan

  • Today’s Ab Workout: Circuit Workout A
  • Find the Premium Ab Plan HERE

Daily Photo Challenge

PULL UP / PUSH UP PR: go for a personal record today! How many pull ups or push ups can you do? You’re stronger than you think! Always remember… it’s a you versus you competition and all about progress in your own journey!

#LGAccountability #LGTeamKini

Tip of the Day: Increase the weight beyond what your mind tells you. I’m never one to suggest heavy weights without reason. I think proper form is the most important element of weight training we can focus on. Still, it’s funny how our mind tends to trick us into getting comfortable with what’s familiar. If you’ve been curling those 10lb dumbbells for a year now, you’re probably pretty comfortable with that weight. Yet, our minds tell us… go for those 10 pounders each time we complete a bicep curl. Stretch yourself every once and awhile. Pick up that set of 15’s and curl them! When you complete the movement with proper form for suggested rep range, you may be surprised, but I’m certainly not! I know you’re so much stronger than you think! I still struggle with this. Just the other day, I realized I was dumbbell bench pressing the same weight for over a year; I increased it and completed it with ease. It’s almost like we forget to push ourselves outside of our comfort zones. Our minds like to keep us safe, but stepping beyond our limits is where amazing things happen! Now that’s a lesson I need to learn to better apply to my life outside the gym!

Community Check In #LGTeamKini

To hold yourself accountable, check in with the community on Instagram!

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ConfidenceKini Challenge: Shoulders + Chest (W4D2)

Today’s To-Do List:

[ ] Weighted Workout: Shoulders + Chest

[ ] Feel Good 5K Run Plan: HIIT

[ ] Photo Challenge

[ ] Community Check In

Shoulders + Chest

  • If you don’t have a barbell, feel free to use a dumbbell

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Feel Good 5K Run Plan

HIIT: 10 minutes of HIIT together – whether you run, bike, swim or use a cardio machine, go for 30 seconds of max intensity followed by 30 seconds of complete rest! Stretch that intensity and be sure to take a complete rest!

Daily Photo Challenge

MUSIC:  what tunes are you currently getting your fitness on to?! Upload and share your current gym jam!

#LGAccountability #LGTeamKini

Tip of the Day: The power of a playlist…. boy does it make a difference during a workout. Music can truly make a workout and today’s tip is one that I’ve recently discovered and really think would help my fellow LG Sisters! Create playlists based on your mood. Obviously, we all go to the gym to crush a workout; our moods, however ((lol such a woman thing)) may vary day to day. Some days, I race into the gym ready to take on the world and other days, I’m dragging my feet, holding onto the hope that my workout will lift my spirits and boost my energy. Create a few playlists with different vibes. For instance, I have a playlist that I call “flow” and it’s filled with Coldplay and The Goo Goo Dolls ((have any other Goo Goo Dolls fans pre-ordered the new album?! 3 new songs out already!)) – when I’m on that playlist I’m just in the flow, not really focused on music but just in a good state. I have another playlist titled “pump up” and it contains mostly EDM and fast beat songs. My other go-to playlist titled “bad ass” is filled with rap music. Playlists by mood has been so helpful in allowing the beat to charge me. Also, I too often found myself hitting the next button about 25 times in between sets, which is such a energy sucker. Playlists are the perfect remedy to that! Need a quick burst of gym motivation?? Download a new song or two… it works for me every time!

Community Check In #LGTeamKini

To hold yourself accountable, check in with the community on Instagram!

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