Woah! Seems like a lot of you liked the Ladder Workout Challenge we shared last time! Who doesn’t love burpees and squats, right?! That’s a workout I like to do just to finish out my regular workout or in the mornings. I’ll be honest though, I’m not good at doing a full workout in the mornings. I would much rather go in the evening after I’ve had a full day of food (food equals energy) and maybe because I like to sleep in until the last minute. However, since we’ve been traveling so much lately I haven’t been able to split up my workouts like I usually do (I normally follow the same flow as the 12-Week Transformation. Yes, men can do it too!). When I can get into the gym in between trips, I’ve been doing full body workouts with Whitney like this 32 Minute Full Body Tabata Workout. If you have dumbbells (or something that could act as a dumbbell) you can even do this one at home!
Tabata training is a great way to get your heart rate up quickly and then recover. You will do each exercise for 20 seconds and then rest for 10 seconds. There are four circuits and if you repeat each one eight times this is a 32 minute workout. If you can’t make it through eight rounds of each circuit, start with just doing four rounds for a 16 minute workout. This is your workout so you choose how you want to complete it. Make sure you push yourself but also use proper form so that you do not hurt yourself.
This workout, along with the Ladder Workout Challenge, will be part of an ebook for the #PolarShapeUpChallenge so stay tuned for more information.
I love to have my A360 tracking when I workout so that I can look at my heart rate data and really keep track of how much time I spend working out. I’ve been told a time or two that I can lose track of time in the gym. I actually do like to workout so it’s not that hard for me to get a workout in but it is hard for me to remember to move throughout the day during work. The “It’s time to move!” alerts definitely help me get up and walk around when I would otherwise be sitting. Since we’ve had pretty nice weather here lately I’ve even gone outside for a walk during lunch a few days.
I shared my Blueberry Avocado Protein Shake with you that I drink for breakfast but I also wanted to share one of my favorite lunch (and dinner) meals. During warmer weather we love to make use of our grill for food prep. We’ve been making Zesty Grilled Chicken and also Lean Mean Cheeseburgers using bison meat. I usually eat mine on an Ezekiel English Muffin but you could also eat it naked with everything but the bun. We’ve also been making sautéed mushrooms and grilled onions (recipes coming soon!). You can find the recipe for the balsamic garlic asparagus here.
Remember how I mentioned the Polar Balance scale? It definitely makes skipping those donuts and other desserts at work much easier! 😉 Rambo is pretty curious about the scale too. If you follow us on snapchat (hesheeatclean) you know Rambo really well!
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