Monday, June 18, 2012

Short Shorts Workout

Shoes: Express, Shorts: Old Navy, Shirt: JCP

I will be going to the gym to work on legs and back.

Leg Press: 4 sets, 10-12 reps

Lat pull down: 4 sets, 10-12 reps

Step ups with weights: 4 sets, 10-12 reps

Cable Rows: 4 sets, 10-12 reps

One legged lungs: 4 sets, 10-12 reps

Assisted pull ups: 4 sets, 10-12 reps

Rest for 1 minute between each set. This will increase your heart rate and add cardio to your lifting. If you have some extra time complete 20 minutes of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). I like using the stair climber. I usually set it for 17 minutes, which makes each interval 1 minute long. 1 minute should be at a fast rate, which you are breathing heavily. For the other 1 minute it is more of a cool down to get your heart rate lower, then back up again. Here is an article at Women's Health for more information. You may use a treadmill, elliptical, stair climber, or outside. Choose your poison.

Remember by the last set you should be struggling to reach 10. If not you need to add more weight. Don't be afraid ladies, you will get toned not bulky.  Happy Lifting.