Your Best Body Workout – 2011 – Week 5 – Day 3

borat mankini Your Best Body Workout – 2011 – Week 5 – Day 3

Day 3 – Week #5.

Your body is recovering and recharging for next week’s onslaught.

Remember – the past 4 weeks have been pretty tough on your body and you really need this week to give your neuro-muscular system a chance to recover.

The workout listed below is for those trainees interested in adding muscle to their physiquesand who are not exhausted from the past 4 weeks of workouts.

If that isn’t you, skip these workouts and go do a yoga or pilates class or do a week of cardio.

Nothing too strenuous and hopefully something you enjoy doing.

Week 6 is going to be tough and I would prefer to see you rested up a little bit before we dive back into it.

Alright, let’s get on with the…

WORKOUT WARM-UP


1.  Circles – Starting with the ankles and moving all the way up to your neck, gently make circles with all of your joints – 10 revolutions each joint in each direction

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2.  Dead Bug – Push your lower back into the floor and articulate your arms & legs as in the video. 1 set of as many reps as possible with your lower back pushed into the floor. When your back starts to arch…STOP

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3.  1 Arm Swing Snatch – 25 reps per arm  – Dumbbell or kettlebell – choose a light weight – the goal is to warm-up

and now for the….

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WORKOUT

Exercise #1

Your choice..either Pulldowns or Pull Ups

warm up with some sets of 10 reps..building up to a weight that you could perform a max 15 reps

* Choose the weight that you could perform 15 reps with
* Then do 25 reps by…

* banging out those first 15 in normal fashion…rest for a few seconds – drawing in 4 big breaths…and then bang out a few more reps (1-5),,,rest again…lift again…rest again…until you get to 25 reps

Rest 5-10 minutes, and then do the same thing with

Exercise #2

Bodyweight Skullcrushers

  • Warm up with a couple of 10 rep sets
  • And then try to get between 20-60 reps

* banging out those first 10 or so in normal fashion…rest for a few seconds – drawing in 4 big breaths…and then bang out a few more reps ,,,rest again…lift again…rest again…until you get to (50-80) reps
Rest 5-10 minutes, and then do the same thing with

Exercise #3

Shoulder Press (barbell, dumbbell, machine)

* Choose a weight that you could perform 15 reps with
* Then do 25 reps by…

* banging out those first 15 in normal fashion…rest for a few seconds – drawing in 4 big breaths…and then bang out a few more reps (1-5),,,rest again…lift again…rest again…until you get to 25 reps

That’s it, you’re done for today.

Go home

Tomorrow, it’s cardio & stretching (lots of stretching)

New workout for Monday

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Doug Robb is a personal trainer, a fitness blogger and author, a competitive athlete, a social media nerd and a student of nutrition and exercise science. Since 2008, Doug has brought his real-world experience online via his health & fitness blog, Health Habits.

2 Comments

  1. Brit

    February 25, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Skullcrushers: 20-60, or 50-80?

    • healthhabits

      February 25, 2011 at 6:36 pm

      20-60