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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Legs, Abs, Arms Workout You can do at Home


Lately I have been motivated to tone up. I bought a cheap "ab trimmer" from Aldi, on sale for $5.99, got my hand weights out and started my own workout routine at home, abs and arms. I was doing bicep curls, tricep extensions and sit ups and noting them in a workout note in Evernote. That was going pretty well for a week or so, I could really see a difference when I practiced the advanced Bikram class, I was able to do a lot more. This was motivating. 

Today I was suppose to workout at the gym with a friend, neither of us really know what to do so after researching a few things online I came up with a workout routine to target the areas we really wanted to focus on, legs, abs and arms. As it turns out we didn't get to workout so I tried the routine at home. I skipped the running part because it is raining in Dallas and I already took a 90 minute Bikram class. 

Below is the workout routine. Try it, let me know if you like it. 

A few notes about the workout. I put the weight I used and the number of reps in each set, feel free to modify. I'm not a trainer so some things I do might be a little weird. For example, I don't know why I do bicep curls from the front and side, I just feel like it does slightly different stuff. All I know is my biceps are definitely more defined than two weeks ago! 

Legs, Abs, Arms Workout
Complete noted or as many as you can in each set, three sets of each
  • Run 20 minutes Skipped
  • Lunges with weights (8lb) 20, 20, 20
  • Squats over a step 30, 30, 30
  • Tricep extension (12lb resistance) 13, 15, 15
  • Bicep curls (8lb) front 13, 13, 13
  • Bicep curls (8lb) side 13, 13, 13
  • Upright row (8lb) 15, 15, 15
  • Side plank (60 sec, 45 sec, 30 sec) 60, 45, 30
  • Sit ups 25, 25, 30
If you can still find one at Aldi, they are on sale for $5.99

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