I can’t believe in just a few days, we’ll find out if we’re having a boy or girl! I’ve been busy preparing for our gender reveal party. I am so excited to put everything together and see it all come to life. I’m hoping it’s as cute in person as it is in my head I’ve been busy crafting away, so let’s hope so!
Just because I’ve been busy working on that doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten all workouts! In fact, I’ve done this one a few times in my classes lately and it’s always a winner. I mean, it’s hard, and I know I’m always shaking at the end, but those make the best workouts, right?
I love working multiple muscles at once. Not only will this Compound Moves Circuit Workout burn more calories, but you’ll be getting way more for your time, and we are all short on time, right? This workout will have you doing multiple exercises at once, to maximize your time.
Compound Moves Circuit Workout
You will complete each circuit two times total, resting a bit before repeating and moving on. You can even add in some cardio in between circuits! You want to aim for 12-15 reps for each exercise. I don’t put reps on all my workouts because it depends on you. When you are feeling it for the last 2-3 reps, you want to stop. Of course, you want to maintain good form while completing all reps!
There are a few moves I want to explain briefly in case you can’t head to the exercise dictionary to check them out!
- Reverse lunge with press– complete alternating reverse lunges with a shoulder press as you lunge back. To modify, press with the opposite arm as the leg you are lunging with.
- Side Lunge, Curl, Knee Lift- Perform a side lunge (stick to one side at a time), and as you come up, you will perform a bicep curl, and lift your knee up to your stomach to work the core.
- Squat with Woodchop– perform a woodchop and squat down.
- 1 Legged Bridge– on the ground, perform a bridge (lift your butt in the air and push hips up) while one foot is in the air. Modified version- both feet on the ground.
- Rear Leg Raise– standing, holding weights if desired, you will balance on one leg and perform rear leg raises, pushing your heel to the ceiling. Repeat on other side.
- Side and side press– you will go into a squat, and as you come out, you will pivot your feet and twist your body, performing a shoulder press to one side.
- Plie Squat with Arm Raise– perform a plie squat and raise arms in front of you as you squat down. Bring hands up to shoulder height before releasing and bringing weights back down. Modified version- one arm at a time.
- Plank Rows– In plank position, perform back rows, squeezing shoulder blades as you row back. Alternate Arms. Modified version- knees on ground.
- Plank Tummy Tucks– in plank position, bring knee to elbow. You can switch it up and bring knee to opposite elbow. Modify it- one knee is on the ground.
Of course, you can head to the exercise dictionary for full demonstrations!
I have been so behind on posts, I haven’t shared my workout summary for the past two weeks. Here we go! It’s not as exciting as some weeks
Two weeks ago:
Tuesday: Ran 3 miles.
Wednesday: Taught body sculpt class
Thursday: Ran 3 miles- I swear this felt harder than the half I ran, ha. Isn’t it crazy how sometimes the shorter runs are the worst?!
Friday: Taught body sculpt
Sunday: Ran the half marathon! Wahoo! 13.14 miles!
Monday: Walked a good distance at South Side. Aaron and I went on the trail and ended up walking way more than we planned to.
Tuesday: Nothing. My legs were s.o.r.e!
Wednesday: Upper body workout
Thursday: Nada. Still resting those legs but the itch to run has come back.
Friday: Taught body sculpt- actually the workout above!
Saturday: 3 Mile run.
Sunday: Race for the Cure. We walked about 5 miles
Monday: Nothing. Rested up my sick self. Sleep was more important in the morning and after work I just wasn’t feeling the best.
Miles run this year:–236.61 miles! Considering those have been all while pregnant, I’ll take it!
I know I mentioned it yesterday, but I really enjoyed my run on Saturday with 3 miles. I’m hoping to keep up a solid base, though I can tell my body has been a bit more exhausted. I’m trying to let it rest when needed, especially as I’m sick this week. I know a little bit of time off won’t hurt me, and might actually help in this case. I want to remain active as much as I can throughout pregnancy, and I haven’t been veering too far off course so far. I always plan at least a week off of running and workouts after a half, and it was even more important this time around.
I hope to add in some evening walks with the weather being nicer now, and still run a few times a week. If I need to add in a second rest day, so be it. We shall see as every day is different!
Whew, alright that was a long one! Now we are all caught up