Normal Girl in a Fitspo World: The Workouts

This week's episode of Normal Girl in a Fitspo World is a recap of my first week of working out while in Playa Del Carmen Mexico with Bradford! In this segment I also reflect on my perception of working out and getting sore after lifting heavy in the gym. Also, our friends Glenna and Dustin came to visit and joined us for group workout! 

Check out all of our amazing workouts below:

Workout #1: 

4 rounds x 

  • 20 squats
  • 20 push ups
  • 20 lunges
  • 30 second plank
  • 30 jumping jacks
  • 20 bicep curls
  • 30 crunches

Workout #2

  • BENCH PRESS
    • 3 sets of 6-8 reps
    • 2-3 minutes rest between sets
  • ROWS
    • 3 sets of 6-8 reps
    • 2-3 minutes rest between sets
    • INCLINE DUMBBELL PRESS
    • 3 sets of 8-10 reps
    • 1-2 minutes rest between sets
  • LAT PULL DOWN
    • 3 sets of 8-10 reps
    • 1-2 minutes rest between sets
  • LATERAL RAISES
    • 2 sets of 10-12 reps
    • 1 minute rest between sets
  • TRICEP PRESS-DOWNS
    • 2 sets of 10-12 reps
    • 1 minute rest between sets
  • DUMBBELL CURLS
    • 2 sets of 10-12 reps
    • 1 minute rest between sets

Workout #3

  • ROMANIAN DEADLIFTS
    • 3 sets of 6-8 reps
    • 2-3 minutes rest between sets
  • LEG PRESS
    • 3 sets 10-12 reps
    • 1-2 minute rest between sets
  • SEATED LEG CURLS
    • 3 sets of 8-10 reps
    • 1-2 minute rest between sets
  • STANDING CALF RAISES
    • 4 sets of 6-8 reps
    • 1-2 minute rest between sets
  • ABS
    • 3 sets of 8-15 reps
    • 1 minute rest between sets

Workout #4

  • PULL UPS
    • 3 sets of 6-8 reps
    • 2-3 minutes rest between sets
  • BARBELL SHOULDER PRESS
    • 3 sets of 6-8 reps
    • 2-3 minutes rest between sets
  • SEATED CABLE ROW
    • 3 sets of 8-10 reps
    • 1-2 minutes rest between sets
  • DUMBBELL BENCH PRESS
    • 3 sets of 8-10 reps
    • 1-2 minutes rest between sets
  • DUMBBELL FLYS
    • 2 sets of 10-12 reps
    • 1 minute rest between sets
  • BARBELL CURLS
    • 2 sets of 10-12 reps
    • 1 minute rest between sets
  • SKULL CRUSHERS
    • 2 sets of 10-12 reps
    • 1 minute rest between sets

Workout #5

  • SQUATS
    • sets of 6-8 reps
    • 2-3 minutes rest between sets
  • SPLIT SQUATS
    • 3 sets of 8-10 reps
    • 1-2 minute rest between sets
  • LAYING LEG CURLS
    • 3 sets of 10-12 reps
    • 1-2 minutes rest between sets
  • SEATED CALF RAISES
    • 4 sets of 10-12 reps
    • 1-2 minutes rest between sets
  • ABS
    • 3 sets of 8-15 reps
    • 1 minute rest between sets

20 Minute Yoga for Beginners

Ever wanted to try yoga, but were too nervous to give it a shot? We're going back to the basics to bring you this amazing class that you can do in the privacy of your own home. We teamed up with Yoga instructor, Justine Malick from Wanderlust Hollywood to bring our followers a free 20-minute yoga sesh! In this class, Justine takes you through some basic yoga movements for a quick routine that will help you wind down after the craziest of days. Just roll out your mat and press play! 

 

False Advertising in the Fitness Industry: Interview and Workout with @KeepGoingKat

On social media and in "health" magazines, we are bombarded with images of fitness and health ideals that include "flat abs," "toned butt," and so on and so forth. I wanted to dive a little deeper into the fallacies of the fitness industry, because like the beauty industry, I know that it's not all it's cracked up to be.

I had the pleasure of sitting down with personal trainer, Kat Maisano (@keepgoingkat) to talk about false advertising in the beauty industry! What she had to say was pretty eye-opening!

We were inspired by Kat not just because of her fitness transformation, but the work that she put in to get there. Kat lost 65 lbs after having her son using only body weight workouts that she created herself. 

Using her experience, Kat became a certified personal trainer and now runs an online training course as well as free bootcamps every Saturday in Claremont, CA! 

We asked her to share with us a quick and easy "Booty Blasting" workout routine that we hope you'll love! Watch below for her free workout!