Here’s a preview of what my workout posts will look like! I’ll be posting various workouts that I do– lifting, pilates, yoga, runs, etc.
This is one of my lifting routines that I’ve been doing for a couple months now. It’s simple and works several muscle groups at once.
Squats: Squat down with a barbel held across the upper back, or you can use dumbbells, kettle bells or your own body weight. Whatever feels best for you.
Bench Press: Lie face up on a bench, and push a weight away from the chest. You can use a barbell, dumbbells, or a bench press machine. Variants include: incline, decline, a simple push-up.
Bent-over-row: Leaning over, hold a weight hanging down in one hand, and pull it up towards your abdomen. Align your elbow with your back, don’t raise it any higher.
Push down: Using a bar held at your chest, push down and keep your elbows at shoulder width and in line with your shoulders and legs. Elbow position should not change. You can use a cable machine or a pull down machine.
Standing calf-raise: Rest a barbell on your shoulders, or hold dumbbells. Raise up on your toes and back down again. You can use a calf raise machine as well.
Feel the burn!!
What’s your favorite lifting exercise?
Hi! I’m Emily, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and self-taught intuitive chef. I firmly believe that cooking is the simplest and most important step we can take to improve our minds and bodies and build healthier communities. Join me and let’s bring food back to the kitchen!