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THE PLAN: ST + Zumba = OoLaLa!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I am determined to build muscle and look great by the time summer roles around and I am supposed to be seen in a bathing suit. Soooo... I have been strength training for the past 2 weeks as well as Zumba for Wii. Here's what I'm doing. If you have any tips of other ST exercises that give great results, I'd love to hear them!


CARDIO: Zumba for Wii at least 20 min, 3-5 x week


STRENGTH TRAINING: at least 10 min, 3-5 x week (using 3 lb weights when weights are needed)

UPPER BODY:

Dumbbell Hammer Curls

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Dumbbell Lateral Raises

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Dumbbell Tricep Extensions (I do mine standing)

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CORE:

Crunches

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Bicycle Crunches

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Dumbbell Side Bends

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Reverse Crunches

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LOWER BODY:

Bridges

www.sparkpeople.com/reso
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Forward Lunges

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Chair Squat w/ Front Shoulder Raise (from Jillian's 30DS)




Have used in the past and need to start reincorporating:

www.sparkpeople.com/reso
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I do this one with a heavy free weight and it works just as well as the medicine ball.


FUTURE PLANS: Start RUNNING again (when the weather warms up)!
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What else delivers awesome results? I would LOVE to hear your ST plans and ideas!!!!
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