I apologize for getting this up a day late, but this week was CRAZY for me! First full week of my new job as a kids summer camp supervisor and it was exhausting but so worth it. The kids are amazing, plus I’m literally getting paid to swim, do arts and crafts, play games, and go on field trips. Who could ask for a better job?!?
Anyway, before our weekly meeting yesterday evening I managed to squeeze in a lower body (glutes, quadriceps/hamstrings, and calves) workout at the University gym. It was pretty short, but I powered through it fast making sure to take the shortest rests possible between sets. Below I will list the number of sets/reps I performed, but feel free to alter to your own preferences. Enjoy!
Circuit: 3 sets (8 reps)
- Hack Squats (70 lbs)
- Hamstring Curls (50 lbs)
- Quadriceps Extensions (60 lbs)
- Seated Calf Raises (45 lbs)
- Deadlifts w/ (45 lb) Fixed Barbell
Again, yes it is very very short BUT I was soaked in sweat and definitely sore today! I paired it with a quick mile on the elliptical with the intensity on 9. A great duo.
I wish you luck in all your health endeavors and hope you’re feeling as confident/motivated as I am and if not right now, just know you’ll get there with the right amount of effort. That being said, I also am going to provide you with some songs that accompanied me in this workout!
- Come on Eileen by Dexy’s Midnight Runners
- All She Wants To Do Is Dance by Don Henley
- My Sharona by The Knack
- All Right Now by Free
- Hungry Like the Wolf by Duran Duran
You can tell where my music taste was yesterday! Whatever you choose to listen to and however you work out, just do it for you and have fun with it. It’s not meant to be something miserable, but something inspiring. Get to know your strengths!