New Strength Workout for the Whole Body
I am so excited that you guys liked our wedding venue :D.
Today I wanted to share with you the strength workout that I completed in my basement yesterday! Sometimes I really like only being able to work with my bodyweight, some dumbbells, and the bench in our basement. It makes me do moves that I may not normally perform while in the gym with a bunch of other equipment! I’m going to share the workout and then after that I’ll give you pics, links, or an explanation to some of the exercise names you may not be familiar with!
This workout definitely challenged me and fatigued my muscles! And that is a great feeling to walk away from a workout with, don’t ya think? 😉
Ok, so I just wanted to clarify some of the exercises because often times I’ll see the name of something and be confused or think it’s actually something else haha.
- Push-ups with single leg raise
- Bent over rear delt rows
- Cross-body hammer curls: I was introduced to these last week when Julie posted about them. This was the second time I’ve done the exercise and I love it!
- Plie squats: Stand with your feet wide apart and toes angled instead of straight forward. Your knees should stay aligned with your toes. Hold a single dumbbell down in front of you. Bend your knees and lower down, keeping your knees aligned with your toes, your back straight, and your abs contracted. These squats work your inner thighs more than traditional ones.
- Single leg bench squats: you can read a description here (it’s #8 on the list).
- Butterfly crunches: Lie on your back with hands held lightly behind your head. Raise your legs, bend you knees to 90 degrees, and hold your legs together. Crunch up and open your legs and then close them, making sure to keep your feet together. Crunch up and down while opening and closing your legs. Not only does this work your lower abs, it also works your inner thighs!
- Bird dogs:
What is your favorite type of equipment to use when strength training?
Do you ever find the names of strength exercises confusing? (especially since they are sometimes called multiple things)