A Tuesday without Tuesday Trainer? Come work out with me!

It’s Monday evening and I’m suddenly realizing that there’s no Tuesday Trainer tomorrow. Lindsay is on holiday with her family and has left us without a leader! No weekend assignment to create a video about _____. No videotaped instructions from my favourite fitness bloggers.

What’s a girl to do?

I could skip the workout; I worked out yesterday and the day before and am scheduled to try a new style of fitness class on Wednesday. According to yesterday’s post, I could claim tomorrow as a legitimate rest day.

But I WANT to go to the gym. I’ve MISSED my strength workouts these past two weeks (and given my poor showing during a Tabata pushup drill in class this morning, I need to get to work regaining the strength I’ve lost…). So I’m taking a deep breath and designing my own Tuesday Trainer program. (You all know that I work as a personal trainer, right? So why is it so difficult for me to design a program for myself?)

How about I pretend that I’m writing a program for YOU and we’ll do it together? Okay? Okay!

(Note that I’m assuming that you’re healthy, with no joint pain or hip/knee/shoulder troubles; if so, please listen to your body and modify where necessary!)

We’ll be doing supersets (I love supersets; fast and efficient when done properly). Alternating between two exercises at a time, 8-10 reps of each exercise, 3-4 supersets of each pair. Got it?

  1. Barbell squats/pushups
  2. Alternating Smith lunges (or barbell lunges if you don’t have a Smith machine)/pullups or inverted rows
  3. Seated shoulder press/preacher curl (or some other sort of bicep curl)
  4. Dumbbell deadlifts/barbell tricep skullcrushers
  5. Roll outs on the ball/medball V-sit core rotations

and finishing with 20 minutes of 1:1 intervals on the Arc Trainer (or your cardio machine of choice).

Ready? Off you go!

And don’t forget to show me your #PROOF!

Disclaimer: Although I am a registered Personal Trainer, I am not YOUR Personal Trainer. Always adapt workouts to suit your body and fitness level. Always consult your doctor before beginning a new exercise program.

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  1. Love it!!!!! PIN & tweet! πŸ™‚
    Jody – Fit at 54 recently posted…Body Under Construction – Always a Work in ProgressMy Profile

  2. I’m a superset fan as well. Got back and shoulders on tap today with supersets and ending with dropsets (for fun LOL).
    Heather (Where’s the Beach) recently posted…New Bicep Exercise and Running #PROOFMy Profile

    • Love me some drop sets too! In particular, triceps rope press downs. Great way to finish off the back up your upper arms (with tank top season quickly approaching!)

  3. I miss TT too!! I’m working on something for next week so stay tuned! Glad you’re feeling better, friend!

    • I was so glad to see Bonnie’s post this morning! Already had my own workout figured out, but it helped with the TT withdrawal!
      So glad you and the fam are having a great trip. Keep us posted!

  4. LOVE me some supersets!
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  5. Love this, supersets rock πŸ™‚

  6. catching up
    late to this
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  7. such a good trainer!! no excuses, no slack and lots of I LOVE THIS!
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