A Weight Lifting Workout Between Friends

Getting out of my comfort zone is something I can do with my friend Kris, of  The Heart and Humor of Being Human (@Krazy_Kris). She and I have swapped workouts several times because it’s so much fun to try each other’s different style of working out… she’s into cross fit; I’m into weight lifting of course. When we had the opportunity to work out together in real life, I decided to create a workout that would challenge us both in new ways: {Read More…}

Recap: Superset Fun

Ah, the joys of mixing up your workout. You discover both your strong and your weak areas while learning a whole new way of challenging yourself. During this latest workout swap with my fitness friend Kris (@Krazy_Kris), I was reminded that I’m not so strong in endurance, but I can still get in there and do a knock-out job. My usual routines consist of advanced weight lifting routines for individual muscle groups with some circuits thrown in. Kris’ routines are {Read More…}

Workout Swap #3: Superset Fun (part 1)

It’s time for another workout swap with my Twitter buddy Kris O’Connor (@Krazy_Kris). I love doing Kris’ intense circuit routines because they put me out of my comfort zone – I learn workout techniques and styles I’m not accustomed to! Even though I love weight lifting and that’s my mainstay, I still do Kris’ first two workouts when I want to shake things up. So we’re swapping routines again – give them both a try and see what you think (and {Read More…}

Workout Swap #3: Superset Fun (part 2)

Welcome to my third workout swap with Kris O’Connor. See my notes about this workout, including superset tips. See Kris’ workout for me here. And if you’re interested in how I did with Kris’ workout, check out  my recap! Remember, you can easily print this workout by using the Print button below. Warm Up Do five minutes of moderate cardiovascular exercise using arms to warm up your muscles. Overall Body Conditioning Move The one-armed dumbbell snatch is lots of fun and tough {Read More…}

Recap: High-Intensity Weights Routine

Today I was amped and ready to kill it with my second workout swap with Kris O’Connor (@Krazy_Kris). (See her challenging circuit.) I love swapping routines because it puts me out of my comfort zone and it’s exciting see how I do with a totally different approach. I focus mainly on weights in my workouts and do cardio on the side… Kris focuses more on full-body functional circuits that are total butt kickers too! (Check out my first weights workout {Read More…}

Workout Swap #2: High-Intensity Weights Routine

I love mixing up my weight training routine and rarely ever do the same exact thing twice. I make small tweaks, such as the grip, the amount of weight, or the order of the exercises, and I constantly change up the exercises themselves. I also mix it up by using techniques such as negatives, supersets, and drop sets. I’ve seen incredible results from weight training – not only do I feel strong and energetic, but I’ve seen great muscle definition {Read More…}