Friday, May 15, 2015

She Sweats Week 5

I've officially started the third segment of the She Sweats 12 Week Transformation Program, the gym version and let me tell you, it's going to be one hell of a ride.

W5D1 - Legs. Leg day in segment 3 is pretty similar to leg day in segment 2 only you are adding an extra element to most moves. Step ups added a knee lift, walking lunges added a pulse and deadlifts went to one leg. The number of reps and sets increased as well to give that extra burn.

I live on the second floor of an old building, so I don't have an elevator to use if I wanted. To say that my legs were shaking by the time I entered my apartment would be an understatement. I burned a whole heck of a lot of calories too!

W5D2 - Chest, Triceps and Cardio. I did this workout on Mother's Day right when the gym opened and it was the best time to workout. There was NO ONE at the gym! I was able to get all my exercises in that needed weights without waiting for a bench to open up and then I was able to move right on over to the treadmill and get in the cardio portion of the workout.

I used to think I was a runner, I've ran 5k's, 10k's and even a half marathon. My knees hate running, so when I saw 30 min of cardio I was a little hesitant and thought maybe I could just walk at a quick speed. I gave it a go though and went with the interval suggested and felt so flippin good when I was done.

Do you ever finish a workout and just feel like a complete rock star? Because that's how I felt.

W5D4 - Back, Biceps and Cardio.  If there's one thing I can't stand at the gym, it's when a group of guys take over 3 benches in the free weights section and only use one bench because the one guy who is actually lifting weights he can barely carry, needs 3 spotters and then they all proceed to stand in front of you and 'flex'. Not impressed, buddy.

The cardio in this workout was stairs. So many stairs! Since I work in a high rise I was thinking I could just walk the stairs on my lunch, the problem is that I work on the highest floor so it would just be going down and not up. So, I went to the stair stepper. I tried doing this once before and after 3 minutes I was so winded I quit, but I made it 20 minutes this time and had beads of sweat rolling down every inch of me. It felt awesome.

W5D5 - Legs. I was able to move through this workout pretty quick, except following squats with lunges is just stupid. My legs were shaking so bad! It's a pretty quick day with only 4 moves to do, but very effective.

W5D7 - Abs, Calves, Shoulders and Cardio. I'm a big fan of days that include cardio. I like ending my workout drenched in sweat. This particular day was an interesting one in the free weights department. It was ALL GIRLS! It's pretty cool to see the ladies rocking the free weights.

Next up is week 6 and the half way point!

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