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I’ll be hurtin’ tomorrow!

Today’s workout was more about building strength and working on technique than it was about “working out”. Like I have blogged about in the past, I have a couple of main goals I am working towards. One of them is to be able to do a Pistol. A Pistol is a 1-legged squat all the way down to the floor and then back up. For some, it is an easy task…for me, not so much. Part of my problem is my lack of flexibility in my hips. That is another goal of mine, to gain more mobility in my hips to help fix not only my posture but my squatting. Here is what I did, it may not look like much, but believe me, I felt it!

A1: Squats w/ 15lb medicine ball 3×10
A2: 1-legged deadlift w/ two 15lb dumbells 3×6

B1: Step-ups onto box 3×6
B2: Pistols on box 3×3

C1: Dumbell curls w/ 10lb 3×10
C2: T-bar rows w/ 20lb 3×10

Walked on treadmill for 30 min.

Basically all lower body, but as said above, that is what I am concentrating on right now. Once I get my Pistol and my hips more mobil, it will all change.

Till next time, Train Hard…Train Like a Girl!

Turbulence Training

Turbulence Training is an awesome and effective way to burn fat. I have used it on and off (depending on my goals at that particular moment) and have gotten GREAT results. There are many great features to Turbulence Training. One of them being you don’t need hours a day to do the exercises. Infact, if you only have mere minutes, you can do only 1 set of each exercise and still get great benefits! The second great feature is you don’t need to belong to a gym or have thousands of dollars of gym equipment at home. A couple of dumbells, a Stability ball, and a bench is really all you need. The third, and probably best feature, is the plan is all laid out for you. Sixteen weeks of workouts that take you from point A (wanting to lose fat) to point B (FAT GONE!).

I had a lot of fun with the workouts and I never got bored. That is a HUGE benefit for me. I get easily bored with workouts if they don’t keep my attention…not here! I felt like I did workout for hours at the end of each workout, eventhough the longest it took me was 45 min.

So if you are not able to attend any of our Boot Camps and/or Kettlebell classes due to lack of time or funds, this is the program you should buy. You won’t regret it!

Turbulence Training.com

What training like a girl looks like….

This is our good friend Tracy for California. Tracy has lost over 125 pounds training with kettlebells.

This video is Tracy doing what is known in the Kettlebell world as the Secret Service Snatch Test, SSST for short. It’s a ten minute test used to test not only how many Kettlebell snatches you can do in tens minutes, but it is also a huge test of mental strength and your will to keep driving when the going gets tough.

This is minute 8-9 of her ten minute set, you’ll hear Mark (Rif) count off the reps as she completes them. Listen to the totals.

Oh yeah, she did 295 reps in the alloted ten minutes. No small feat.

So you ladies better get training, we’re putting up leader board in the gym. Where will you rank?

More important, how much will you improve…..

Happy training everyone,
BJ (yeah……that’s right a guy posted on Train Like a Girl, I’m not ashamed)

BJ and I are hosting a Beginner Level Kettlebell Workshop on Saturday, June 23rd from 10am-3pm. If you are looking to…

1. Lose weight and tone up
2. Learn the hottest new way to train/workout
3. Improve your Kettlebell skills (if you have already been using them)
4. Just have fun learning something new

Then you MUST sign up for the workshop! We will be going through numerous exercises that can help you shed unwanted weight, tone up, and jump start your metabolism. Every exercise will be broken down to it’s simplest steps for easy learning. We will also show how to vary each exercise so you can challenge yourself on your harder training days or make it easier for those “light” training days.

Don’t wait to sign up! We are only taking the first 12 people! Please go to IMPACT Fitness and sign up!

Rainy Days

I planned on doing my workout outside today, but it is raining and I didn’t want to wait any longer. So I did my workout inside. It is so hard working out inside once it gets nice out and you have been bit by the Spring/Summer bug. Oh well…here is what I did today.

KB swings w/ 8kg 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1
BW Squats 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

I did 10 swings then 1 squat and worked my way up/down. I did that 3 times. It doesn’t seem hard at first and then half-way through the 2nd round it gets rough! That is what is so great about it. Simple, yet very challenging. I also did 32 min of intervals on the treadmill.

Over all not a bad workout. I am slowly increasing my intensity with all my workouts and I am happy with that.

Till tomorrow!

Killer Workout!

Today was my conditioning day. I love to do conditioning because it usually kicks my butt. Today was no exception! Here is what I did…

AM: Eliptical 30 min of Intervals

PM: Ladders
KB swings 30 sec
Rest 30 sec
KB swings 30 sec
Squats 30 sec
Rest 30 sec
KB swings 30 sec
Squats 30 sec
Step-Ups 30 sec
Rest 30 sec
KB swings 30 sec
Squats 30 sec
Step-Ups 30 sec
KB swings 30 sec
Rest 30 sec
KB swings 30 sec
Squats 30 sec
Step-Ups 30 sec
KB swings 30 sec
Squats 30 sec
Rest 30 sec
KB swings 30 sec
Squats 30 sec
Step-Ups 30 sec
KB swings 30 sec
Squats 30 sec
Step-Ups 30 sec
Rest 30 sec
KB swings 30 sec
Squats 30 sec
Step-Ups 30 sec
KB swings 30 sec
Squats 30 sec
Step-Ups 30 sec
KB swings 30 sec

Now if that doesn’t get your heart going…I don’t know what will. The workout was a tough one, but that was the best part! I felt great afterward. Try it for yourself and let me know what you think! Till next time.

No Excuses Just Because it is a Holiday!

So it is a holiday weekend, but that does not mean I can slack…and neither should you. So this is what I did today for my workout. It really was more like a test to see what I can and cannot do. What I need to really work on and what I can make even stronger.

AM: 1 hour walk with BJ and our dog Riley
PM: Pistols 3 X 3 on each leg onto a box (will explain more about a pistol on my next blog)
Bent Over rows with a T-bar and #20 3 X 5
Hammer curls with #15 in each hand 3 X 5
Squats with weighted belt 2 X 10

Like I said, I was just testing myself to see what exactly I really need to work on. My Pistols and squats are something I will be working on continuously.

Nutrition Tip: It is a “Party Weekend” but be careful of all of those calories that come from alcohol. They add up faster than you think.

Workout Tip: Get off the treadmill and pick up those weights! Walking is good, but will not get you that summer body that a pair of 10, 15, or even 20 pound weights will.

Back in the Saddle

I am going to be honest here. My workouts have not been, for a lack of better words, significantly hard. I have been going through some personal stuff these past 2 weeks that has made it hard for me to Train Like A Girl! But don’t worry, I am back in the saddle and not only will I be enjoying the pain doing the workouts, but I hope you will be enjoying the pain right along with me!

Workout for today:
Farmers Walk w/ 12kg KB 2 lengths of my backyard X 3
Swings w/ 8kg KB 30sec alternating with BW Squats 30sec for 5 min
Took my wonderful dog for a 35 min fast paced walk.
Like I said, not intense as I would like, but the week has only begun!

Workout Tip of the Day:
You don’t need to workout for an hour or longer to make a workout intense.
Remember, it is what you do in the alotted time you have, not how long you do it.

Nutrition Tip of the Day
DRINK YOUR WATER! It is getting warm outside and you don’t realize how much
water you lose by persperation until it is too late and you are dehydrated.
Believe me, your body and your mind will thank you for it!

Welcome to Train Like a Girl dot Com

While we are seeting up our main website this blog will serve as a way to get our message out.

This page will be dedicated to the “hardcore” fitness girls out there. No pink dumbbells here. Think kettlebells, sandbags, sledgehammers and heavy barbell lifting (deadlifts are a favorite of mine).

We’re all about working hard to build a strong, functional, hard sleek body. We’re not the typical cardio bunnies you see at the gym.

I’ve included some pics so you can see how we get things done!

Thanks for stopping by! 😉