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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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SHOULDER + PLANK WORKOUT

Steps in this workout: 1) weighted shoulder movements to work the muscles 2) bodyweight plank and high plank movements to further the muscle breakdown and recruit the core muscle as well. If you’ve done my workouts for some time, you know I am fond of high plank movements on arm day because they work to fatigue the targeted muscles while also working the abs. That was my goal with this workout and I really hope you like it and feel it!

lauren gleisberg's weight training workout for women
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(ISOLATED GLUTE + CARDIO WORKOUT FOUND IN THE GLUTE GUIDE AS PART OF THE PREMIUM CHALLENGE PACK)

My Training Recommendation: complete 1 set of each of the shoulder exercises below and then complete the full Week 3 Isolate Glute & Cardio Workout

 

lauren gleisberg's arm weight training workout

TRAINING TIPS:

  • Complete the specified number of sets or supersets 3x through before moving on
  • Watch for the light blue text to indicate whether it’s a single set or superset
  • Intensity Increase Option: complete 4 sets instead of 3

SMILE MORE DAILY PHOTO CHALLENGE:

PERSON, PLACE OR THING – share a person, place or thing putting a smile on your face today! #LGFallChallenge #LGSmileMore

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ARMS + ABS CIRCUIT WORKOUT

Combine weight training with body weight resistance to get one effective circuit style workout. Today’s workout will be harder than it looks! I feel like that’s a common theme with my workouts haha.

WEIGHT TRAINING + BODY WEIGHT: I’ve been adding in more body weight resistance training combined with weighted movements. I like to superset these types of exercises or throw them into a circuit to focus on muscle fatigue. Speaking of common themes… muscle fatigue is something I’m stressing lately because that’s how we see results. We must increase the time under tension in order to grow those muscles. This style is seeming very effective at achieving that goal.

CIRCUIT STYLE: an upper body favorite training style to work both the muscles and endurance. It turns any workout into a sweaty, calorie-burning lift. 

I’ll let you get to the workout now! Have a great Friday… I really hope you enjoy this one!

 



lauren gleisberg curling a dumbbell
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(ISOLATED GLUTES + CARDIO WORKOUT FOUND IN THE GLUTE GUIDE AS PART OF THE PREMIUM CHALLENGE PACK)

My Training Recommendation: complete 1 round of each arm circuit and the complete isolated glute + cardio workout

lauren gleisberg arm and abs circuit workout

TRAINING TIPS:

  • This workout consists of 3 circuits; complete 3 rounds of each circuit before moving onto the next
  • Intensity Increase Option: complete 5 rounds instead of 3

SMILE MORE DAILY PHOTO CHALLENGE:

SOMETHING UNEXPECTED THAT MADE YOU SMILE – what out of the ordinary happened today that put a smile on your face? Share it with us! #LGFallChallenge

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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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SOMETHING ON YOUR COMMUTE TO WORK/SCHOOL/OUT AND ABOUT THAT MAKES YOU SMILE – what do you see on your morning commute that puts a smile on your face? Share it with us! #LGFallChallenge

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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

SHOULDERS + GLUTES WORKOUT

It’s the last weighted workout of the ConfidenceKini Challenge! So, of course, I wanted to end with a combination I love… shoulders and glutes. Sculpted shoulders give the entire arm that strong fit look, and who doesn’t love some glute work?! I upped the reps today to continue focusing on progression.  

Also, be sure to swing by the blog on Sunday for your next week of workouts (because it’s never really over when it’s over!).

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TRAINING TIPS:

  • Today’s workout consists of 5 weighted exercises with cardio blasts in between
  • Complete 3 sets of each exercise before moving into the cardio blast
  • The workout looks like: 3 sets of 20 reps- shoulder press, 1 set of 20 reps- squat jumps, 3 sets of 20 reps- sumo squats and so on

DAILY PHOTO CHALLENGE:

“FRIEND THANK YOU” How about sharing some love and gratitude with an LG Sister who has been a great friend to you throughout this challenge! #LGTeamKini

“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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Shoulders + Glutes Workout

I call this weight training combo a “Curves Made of Muscle” workout. Get ready to sculpt a sexy body with this one. Today, we will focus on the deltoid/shoulder muscles as well as the glutes.

These are smaller muscle groups compared to the larger muscle groups they’re commonly lumped into, such as the chest (for shoulders) and the legs (for glutes). While we cannot completely isolate these muscles without other muscles helping out, we can select specific exercises that put more of the workload on the shoulders and glutes. 

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(AB VIDEO FOUND IN PREMIUM AB PLAN)

TRAINING TIPS:

  • Complete 3 sets of each exercise.  1 set of 20 reps of jump squats is performed between each weighted exercise. (Ex: 3 sets good mornings, 1 set squat jumps, 3 sets side lateral raises, and so on)

DAILY PHOTO CHALLENGE:

“#LGSweatSeshSelfie” – if you haven’t already heart, we take selfies after our sweat sessions because if that doesn’t promote self love, what will lol. A #LGSweatSeshSelfie is a great way to hold yourself accountable and say hey to your fellow LG Sisters. Simply snap a selfie/mirror selfie of you after your workout and share it with the community #LGTeamKini

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WEEK 5: UPPER BODY CIRCUIT

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