Combine these three exercises for a total body KILLER workout!
Start with deadlifts for 6 sets at 10 reps each.
Next, try sliding push-ups. Start with the towels only under your hands. If those are feeling good, increase the difficulty with towels under your feet as well. Go for a solid 10-15 rep range, stop if you feel like you're losing your form. These will do you no good to power through with an an arched back and bad form.
Superset sliding pushups with a hanging ab variation. Here, I'm doing toe to bar abs. It's a moderate hanging ab move. There's an increased difficulty to reach the bar- if you're depending on your hip flexors instead of your abs to get you up, you'll never reach the bar. However, once you do, you get that slight rest that allows you to be able to focus on not swinging on the way down, and really allowing your torso to release one vertebrae at a time. Added difficulty would be to reach the height of the bar, but not actually touch it.
I decided to try out these bent over cable rows I saw someone post on Facebook. In the original post, the woman had her knees up against a bench which definitely helped to be able to go heavier without falling over. I like the full range of motion and really being able to squeeze up at the end of the movement. Give it a shot!
It's a little known fact that you just can't have pancakes without maple syrup 😉 But, when the syrup soaks in so much that you can't taste it anymore, what do you do? Load on more and more, quickly skyrocketing your sugar intake without realizing just how much!
1 tablespoon of maple syrup holds 14g of sugar! The average person dumps on at least 2 tablespoons, then goes back for more!
Here's a simple way to cut that down: First, MEASURE it! Second, put it in a separate dish for dipping.
You'll be able to control your intake, and get sweet goodness with every bite that you can actually taste since it won't soak in to the cake 😉
Here's a great pancake recipe that's healthy, tasty and a perfect compliment to your muscle building routine. I used my favorite, Maple Groves of Vermont Honey Buckwheat pancake mix.
We switched it up today with some straight bar cable pulls. Still working the lats but also hitting a little rear delt too!
Personal Training -
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Beginning at 5:30am
Last Session at 7pm.
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Last Session at 1pm