Exercise Challenges

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This workout compilation is all about controlled movements. Each one features limited reps but done at a much slower, more controlled pace. You should work with all of them to actively engage the targeted muscle groups so, for example, when you do a push up, think about the muscles being engaged, think about holding your core and quads strong. This type of mental awareness will both help you have great form and help you get the best results from each action. You can combine any of these or work them into your existing routine. If you’re looking for fat loss make sure you add in extra cardio- try swapping out the 5 minute warm up for 20-30 minutes of your favorite type of heart pumping activity. Also don’t forget rest days! I usually suggest something like arms day->abs day->legs day-> rest day.

Finally remember that nutrition is the cornerstone of any fitness program. Make sure you’re giving your body the calories and nutrients it needs to perform at it’s best and stay strong and healthy!

For more at home, equipment free workout plans like this go here. :)

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This month’s fitness challenge! This is purely about push ups and strength so remember that if you’re looking for total body toning, weight loss, a 6 pack, etc. then you need to add onto this plan.
As is, I highly recommend doing 20 minutes of cardio in all of the rest days, although if you do want a total body workout try doing abs on the rest days and cardio 4-6 days per week! Don’t forget that fitness is just one piece, an important piece but still just one, in creating a whole healthy lifestyle. SO: Fill your day with delicious foods you love that are good for you, fill your nights with restful sleep, fill your water bottles often, and fill your mind with positive thoughts about yourself, your life, and others.
I hope this challenge inspires you to get strong(er), have fun with your fitness, and feel great! :)
For more at home exercise plans go here.

piecesinprogress:

This month’s fitness challenge! This is purely about push ups and strength so remember that if you’re looking for total body toning, weight loss, a 6 pack, etc. then you need to add onto this plan.

As is, I highly recommend doing 20 minutes of cardio in all of the rest days, although if you do want a total body workout try doing abs on the rest days and cardio 4-6 days per week! Don’t forget that fitness is just one piece, an important piece but still just one, in creating a whole healthy lifestyle. SO: Fill your day with delicious foods you love that are good for you, fill your nights with restful sleep, fill your water bottles often, and fill your mind with positive thoughts about yourself, your life, and others.

I hope this challenge inspires you to get strong(er), have fun with your fitness, and feel great! :)

For more at home exercise plans go here.

piecesinprogress:

This workout is really based around you doing the exercises with as much control as possible. You should use the numbers given as a loose guideline, if this is not challenging enough (keeping in mind there are two cycles) then go ahead and add more. If you need to do less then use these numbers as a goal but don’t sacrifice form or control for number of reps! You can also replace the 5 minute warm up with whatever cardio you like, especially if you’re looking for more fat burning! I use 5 minutes of jogging around my apartment as a baseline for warming up haha but if you want to run or power walk or do whatever you do then go for it!
For more at home, equipment free workout ideas go here. :)

piecesinprogress:

This workout is really based around you doing the exercises with as much control as possible. You should use the numbers given as a loose guideline, if this is not challenging enough (keeping in mind there are two cycles) then go ahead and add more. If you need to do less then use these numbers as a goal but don’t sacrifice form or control for number of reps! You can also replace the 5 minute warm up with whatever cardio you like, especially if you’re looking for more fat burning! I use 5 minutes of jogging around my apartment as a baseline for warming up haha but if you want to run or power walk or do whatever you do then go for it!

For more at home, equipment free workout ideas go here. :)