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Workout Wednesday: Fire up your metabolism!

Alright folks, this is the exact type of workout plan that I teach in my bootcamp style exercise class. If there is any type of workout plan which promises to rev up your metabolism all while helping you to build strength, muscular endurance, and fire up your heart rate, it is this circuit. You will burn fat during your workout, and after! Gotta love that! This is the most frequent style of workout that I do as my own workouts, and I finish feeling so good every single time!

Here’s the workout plan:

5 minute warm up. You can jog, jumping jack, dance, stretch doesn’t matter. Just move.

You’ll perform each of these ten exercises consecutively until you’ve made it through the whole list. Perform each exercise for 45-60 seconds with 15-30 seconds of rest in between. If you’re a beginner, then one time through might feel like plenty. If you’re further advanced, see if you can make it through the whole circuit three (if not four) times. Be sure to take a short rest period of two minutes, each time, before starting the circuit again.

  1. Lateral shoulder raises + alternating lunge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQWw4qeH2fo
  2. Plank hold: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWd2VXg2Mpk
  3. Gliding disk reverse lunge plus hip circle (use paper plate if you don’t have gliding disks): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD6Y4JHKAUg
  4. Kettle bell swing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKDIuUbH94Q (If you don’t have a kettlebell: https://livehealthy.chron.com/substitute-kettlebell-swings-4352.html)
  5. Lateral squat + front shoulder raises: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yAofWC313E
  6. Decline push up: (with knees) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKKLCw4jlmQ or (with feet) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXIpw1JD4qw
  7. Burpees: (for beginners) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yiWAgm3DSU or (moderate to advanced) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZgVxmf6jkA
  8. Incline mountain climbers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYBDOL8h0Ao
  9. Step up or box jump: (step up) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hiWQ7pehjQ or (box jump) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaQLhH-HBH8
  10. Gliding disk knee tuck + push up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5qGSEwWcOU

Gear needed:

Box or step, Kettle bell, Dumbbell, Gliding disc or paper plate (You can get some inexpensive ones here)

Dumbell for workout plan
Kettle Bell for workout plan
Gliding Discs

Burpees! How much do we love and hate them!?!? Oh but the amazing things they do for our whole body!

Talk to you soon!

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Amy Bellamy

What's up everyone?! My name is Amy Bellamy and I am a wife, a mom to three boys, and a certified personal trainer and nutritionist. I am an avid distance runner and love lifting weights. As someone who has struggled with being overweight in the past, I know how hard it can be to find the right process that works for you to lose weight. The frustration of starting and stopping and starting again, wears on you mentally and physically. That's why I want to share with you what I have found to be a game changer for me in my weight loss journey. Through experience and study, I’ve learned the tools required for losing weight permanently. I have the education and experience to help you overcome any insecurities you have, from that worry of everyone looking at you because you don't know how to use the exercise equipment in a gym environment, or simply not knowing how to use what you have at home. I also have the training to help you stay focused on your goals when that plate full of cookies is staring you down and you find yourself saying "Well, I will allow myself to eat just one" and end up eating the whole plate (oh, the number of times I have been there). I’m excited to help you find the right approach to your food consumption, give you the template on how to build a strategy that works specifically for you and then help you stick with it. On top of that, I will show you how to help you increase your flexibility, strength, muscle growth, cardiorespiratory abilities and achieve your fitness goals. Let me help you in your commitment to living your healthiest lifestyle and lose those last 15 pounds for good!

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