My Husb and I have been working out with a personal trainer for the past year. It is brutally hard, but the results are worth it. My Husb has a formidable work ethic, and he’s self-motivated enough to workout (hard) on his own every single day. Me…on the other hand…not so much. So having a trainer that we pay (a lot) not only holds me accountable for actually showing up at the gym, but the trainer is super intense and a total drill sargent, so he forces me to workout like a maniac. Let me tell you, every single session is HARD. Like really, really ridiculously HARD. Harder than I’d ever be able to push myself. I mostly hate the trainer’s guts for all 60 minutes for the brutality he puts us through. But then the next day – miraculously – my skinnies fit a little better and my waist is a bit more whittled. Some mornings after an especially tough workout, I can actually see cheekbones (major). Results. It’s what keeps me going back for more torture. Week after week after week after week.
I hate the work, I love the results.
I often am asked what exercises this monster forces us to do, so I figured I’ll post them here. If you can force yourself through one of these workouts, you’ll be skinnier for it. Happy sweating, loves!
Tuesday’s Workout – 7/30
Note: Each “set” is done 3 times through with no resting between each exercise. Do the designated number of reps for exercises 1-4 in order, then repeat. Once you’ve gone through the series of exercises 3 times, move on to the next set.
Warm-up: 5 minutes on the Elliptical on level 8
- 15 plié squats with dumbbell shoulder presses – 12.5 pounds
- 15 upright rows – 12.5 pounds
- 30 planks with alternating, straight arm hand raises
- High knees for 30 seconds
- 40 step-ups on a weight bench with knee raises – 20/leg
- 12 reps of single-single-double dumbbell bench press – 12.5 pounds
- 20 incline push-ups
- Back & Forth side jumps for 30 seconds
- 24 alternating leg forward lunges with weight above head (12/leg) – 12.5 pounds
- 40 reps Standing bicycle (20/leg)
- 15 Seated Lat Pull downs on machine – 25 pounds
A little motivation to get you moving: