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30 Day Youtube Workout

Here are all my posts about the 30 Day Youtube Workout Calendar in one place!

You can also download the calendar itself here.

Week One:

Day 1: HIIT Fat Loss

Day 2: Drive By Inner Thighs

Day 3: Jump Rope Training Circuit

 Day 4: Strength Training for Fat Loss

 Day 5: Weight Loss Yoga with Tara Stiles

 Day 6: Little Black Bootcamp

Day 7: REST!

Week Two:

Day 8: Victoria’s Secret Ab Workout from Blogilates

Day 9: 5 Minutes to Slim with Fitness Blender

Day 10: Weight Loss Yoga with Tara Stiles

Day 11: Better Booty Lower Body with Fitness Blender

Day 12: Blogilates Want You Back Arms Challenge

Day 13: Fitness Blender Cardio HIIT

Day 14: REST!

Week Three:

Day 15: HIITaltes Inner Thighs by Blogilates

Day 16: POP Pilates Intense Ab Workout

Day 17: No Equipment Upper Body Workout + Cardio

Day 18: Upper Body Tabata Workout From Fitness Blender

Day 19: Cardio Blasting HIIT from Fitness Blender

Day 20: Total Body Tone Yoga by Tara Stiles

Day 21: REST!

Week Four:

Day 22: Strength Training for Fat Loss

Day 23: Full Body Yoga Routine by Tara Stiles

Day 24: Total Body Strength and Cardio Blend

Day 25: Fat Blasting Total Body Workout

Day 26: Stress Relief Yoga with Tara Stiles

Day 27: 1000 Calorie Burn Workout 

Day 28: REST!

Week Five:

Day 29: Tara Stiles Strong Core Power Yoga

Day 30: 1000 Calorie Workout 

Day 13: Youtube 30 Day Workout

Hey guys! I created a fancy-shmancy 30 Day Youtube Calendar — you can download it for free here! I’m doing the 30 days with you guys, and sharing my tips and tricks along the way. You can see all of my posts about the Youtube Workout here. Good luck!

Day 13: Fitness Blender Cardio HIIT

Today’s workout is a tough but awesome challenge! This workout is tough but WILL get you results! I’ve already praised HIIT’s fat burning capabilities, and today’s workout is going to make you work.

It’s one of our longer HIITs at 24 minutes, but I know you guys can do it! Push through this workout, it’s the last one of week two! 

Time Required: 24 minutes

What You Need: Good shoes for the plyo moves

Tips:

  • If you’re like me and the burpees are really difficult because you don’t have much upper body strength, do as many as you can and then do a few extra leg raises to catch your breath before jumping back into the burpees. 
  • If you form is falling apart – ESPECIALLY on the lunges – then take a quick thirty second break and then jump back into it!

After Your Workout:

You’ve Finished Week 2! CONGRATS!!

Me, showing my affection for your success

Tomorrow is your rest day. But if you feel like repeating one of our past workouts, go for it!!

Here are all the videos you’ve completed so far:

Week One:

Day One: HIIT Fat Loss

Day Two: Drive By Inner Thighs

Day Three: Jump Rope Training Circuit

 Day Four: Strength Training for Fat Loss

 Day Five: Weight Loss Yoga with Tara Stiles

 Day Six: Little Black Bootcamp

Day Seven: REST!

Week Two:

Day Eight: Victoria’s Secret Ab Workout from Blogilates

Day Nine: 5 Minutes to Slim with Fitness Blender

Day Ten: Weight Loss Yoga with Tara Stiles

Day Eleven: Better Booty Lower Body with Fitness Blender

Day Twelve: Blogilates Want You Back Arms Challenge

See you in Week Three!

Jump into summer fitness! 

I’ll be starting the 30 Day Youtube Workout Calendar I created on Monday, May 13th– you should too!

Benefits of the program:

1. It’s totally free!

You can work out in your own home for free. No gym membership required!

2. Effective workouts in less time

This workout calendar uses several different types of workouts proven to speed up your metabolism and turn on your fat burning capacities. Here they are:

  • Circuit and high intensity interval training 3x/week. If you want to lose fat, interval and circuit training are the way to go. Both circuit and interval training keep burning calories even after the initial workout is over, and they’re the best fat burners.
  • Strength training twice a week. Read my article about why strength training is critical not just for fitness but also for weight loss.
  • Flexibility training once a week. Get long, lean muscles, and protect yourself from injury. Near the end of the program, these flexibility workouts will add in a strength component to help you tone up.

3. Increase in intensity

If you don’t train hard, you won’t see results. That’s why I designed this program to increase the intensity of the workouts as the weeks went on.

4. Moral support

You guys, I’ll be doing this with you. I’ll be sweating and pushing myself and working through each day alongside you like the Jiminy Cricket of personal trainers but on Tumblr. I’ll be sharing recipes and swapping lame metaphors and awkward jokes with you as we work through this program together.

I also have an additional list of easier and more difficult workouts so you guys can customize the intensity of the program.

Even if you miss the start date, you can always visit this tag on my blog or the start page to see all the posts and you can join me whenever you have the chance :)

START DATE: Monday, May 13th

Let’s get working!!

Day 1: Youtube 30 Day Workout

Hey guys! I created the fancy shmancy 30 Day Youtube Calendar – you can download it for free here! I’m doing the 30 days with you guys, and sharing my tips and tricks along the way. You can see all of my posts about the Youtube Workout here. Good luck!

Day 1: Interval – HIIT Fat Loss with Fitness Blender

Welcome to the first day of the program! Come in, sit down, let me grab you some green tea and brief you on the awesome fitness journey you’re going to embark on!

Today’s workout isn’t too challenging – it’s about on the same par as the first day of the 30 day shred, if not a bit easier. Just do your best. If you need to take an additional ten second rest break here and there, go ahead, but try and push through!

What you’ll need: tennis shoes! There’s some plyometric moves in today’s workout, so you’ll want some padding. These plyo moves are great for building strength and torching fat, but you need good shoes – or at the very least a yoga mat – to protect your feet.

Time Required: 21 minutes

Tips

  • This is a great introduction to High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). HIIT is great for fat loss and boosting your metabolism, and it’s much better than steady state cardio for weight loss.
  • For those of who who are more advanced, make the moves more challenging by either adding weights, going faster, or going deeper into the lunges. 
  • Turn on some music as well in order to improve your endurance by 20%! Moves Like Jagger got me through the hellish last set of mountain climbers :)

After your workout:

When you’re done, eat some almonds or peanut butter and chill out!

Drink lots of water, sleep well, and I’ll see you guys tomorrow :)

LINK TO: DAY 2

Day 3: Youtube 30 Day Workout

Hey guys! I created a fancy-shmancy 30 Day Youtube Calendar – you can download it for free here! I’m doing the 30 days with you guys, and sharing my tips and tricks along the way. You can see all of my posts about the Youtube Workout here. Good luck!

Day 3: Jump Rope Training Circuit

The actual workout starts at the 1:45 mark, so you can skip to that point in the video if you are so inclined!

Today’s your first day of circuit training, which is a type of HIIT that involves strength moves mixed with cardio. (Most HIIT is usually just cardio done at different speed intervals.)

If you find today’s workout too easy and want more of a challenge, select an additional workout from this list. If this workout is too difficult, or if you don’t have a jump rope or dumbbells, you can also find an alternative on that same list. I recommend the Yoga Cardio Blend from the “easy” column if you don’t have any equipment, since it’s a comparable workout in terms of integrating both strength and cardio.

Here we go!

What you’ll need: A jump rope, dumbbells, a chair, and good shoes! Jump ropes are the perfect fitness tool. They’re cheap (usually less than $5!) and make for a great fat burning workout!

Time Required: 12 minutes

Tips:

  • I picked this workout because it’s a challenging, total body workout! You WILL see results from circuit training because it’s the best of both fitness worlds, cardio and strength.
  • This workout may be overwhelming for some – she talks a lot about technique of jumping rope. Honestly? Just jump rope. Fast. That’s all you need to do to get a good workout. Trust me, you can worry about all the jump rope techniques later.

After Your Workout: Today’s workout was tough, so make sure you drink plenty of water and eat something with lots of protein! Protein shakes, peanut butter – all good options! See you tomorrow :)

LINK TO: Day 4

Day 27: Youtube 30 Day Workout

Hey guys! I created a fancy-shmancy 30 Day Youtube Calendar — you can download it for free here! I’m doing the 30 days with you guys, and sharing my tips and tricks along the way. You can see all of my posts about the Youtube Workout here. Good luck!

Day 27: 1000 Calorie Burn Fitness Blender (CARDIO, ABS, STRENGTH)

ME AFTER THIS WORKOUT:

I’m nightblogging this workout because it’s a long one and the only time I could carve out workout time was at 9pm :P

This one is a CHALLENGE, but you’re ready for it! It’s a total body workout, and it’s projected to burn around 1000 calories. (In truth, the range is more like somewhere between 671-1022 if you include variables such as height/weight/gender/fitness level)

BUT STILL this workout will kill you and it is effective as hell.

What You Need: A mat, good shoes, dumbbells

Time Required: 84 minutes!!

Tips:

  • EAT A GOOD PRE-WORKOUT SNACK. I had a spinach smoothie, and it was a perfect light snack that got me through this monster of a workout.
  • Never stop moving! There are built-in water breaks, and it’s tempting to just collapse on your workout mat and catch your breath, but if you stop moving your body could cool down, and when you jump into intense workouts with cool muscles you could risk injury!
  • You NEED good shoes! I know that it’s weird to wear shoes indoors to exercise, but for the plyo portion of this workout you really do need them to protect your feet.
  • Burn extra calories: add weights whenever you can! Russian twists, lunges, and squats are prime for adding more weight to increase your caloric burn!
  • Recovery: make sure your post workout snack is protein and carbohydrate-rich so your body can recover!

Sleep well, drink lots of water, and STRETCH!

Tomorrow is your rest day, enjoy it :)

And CONGRATS for getting through week FOUR!

Week five is only two days! I know you can do it!!

Day 2: Youtube 30 Day Workout

Hey guys! I created a fancy-shmancy 30 Day Youtube Calendar – you can download it for free here! I’m doing the 30 days with you guys, and sharing my tips and tricks along the way. You can see all of my posts about the Youtube Workout here. Good luck!

Day 2: Blogilates Drive By Inner Thighs

I don’t know about you, but I can still feel those mountain climbers from yesterday!

Today’s workout is only 4 minutes long. You know what that means? It’s going to be INTENSE and you’re gonna need to bring it like a beat poet at a rap battle.

If you find today’s workout too easy and want more of a challenge, select an additional workout from this list.

Time Required: 4 minutes.

Tips:

  • Engage your core!
  • When you’re making small circles, try and make them smaller and faster
  • Keep your legs straight and point your toes

After Your Workout:

**BONUS CHALLENGE! Do the Call Me Maybe Squats Challenge by Blogilates if you’re up for it! The plie squats also work your inner thighs, so it’s in line with today’s workout. I have strong legs, so I also added ten pound weights to my squats and was dying by the end. But it’s worth it!

Remember, you need to eat protein after your workout – especially when you’re doing strength workouts. Here are 8 great post-workout snacks!

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #YoutubeWorkout to share your progress/healthy eating on Instagram! 

Tomorrow we’re doing a full-body jump rope workout circuit! Sleep well, drink some ice cold water, and get plenty of rest!

LINK TO: Day 3

Day 29: Youtube 30 Day Workout

Hey guys! I created a fancy-shmancy 30 Day Youtube Calendar — you can download it for free here! I’m doing the 30 days with you guys, and sharing my tips and tricks along the way. You can see all of my posts about the Youtube Workout here. Good luck!

Day 29: Tara Stiles Strong Core Power Yoga

Hey guys! Today is our second to last day of the Youtube Workout!

Today’s flow yoga is going to be a tough, toning challenge from Tara Stiles! It’s a great way to improve strength, range of motion, flexibility, and balance.

What You Need: A yoga mat

Time Required: 9 minutes

Tips:

  • This is a tough routine, and even though I’ve been taking weekly yoga classes since January, it’s still a challenge! Just do your best, and focus on contracting your core in order to get the most out of your routine.

See you tomorrow for our last day of the program!

Day 4: Youtube 30 Day Workout

Hey guys! I created a fancy-shmancy 30 Day Youtube Calendar — you can download it for free here! I’m doing the 30 days with you guys, and sharing my tips and tricks along the way. You can see all of my posts about the Youtube Workout here. Good luck!

Day 4: Fitness Blender Strength Training for Fat Loss

Hey guys! Today’s workout is a tough fat burner, and it’s going to sculpt your upper body!

What You’ll Need: dumbbells, yoga mat (optional).  I used 8lb weights for this one, and don’t go too heavy but make sure you’re challenging yourself!

Time Required: 26 minutes

Tips:

  • Play Pump Up Music. Fitness Blender workouts don’t have a soundtrack, so turn on some tunes to keep you working hard and inspired!
  • Focus on your form. Keep your back straight with the deadlifts to protect your spine. Good form is key!
  • Customize the intensity. Don’t go too heavy, because that could cause injury. Don’t go too light, because then it won’t be an effective workout! Anywhere between 5-12lbs is a good range – if the later reps aren’t feeling really tough, you need to increase your weight, and if your form is suffering, choose lighter weights.

After your workout:

Stretch, eat some delicious Greek yogurt, drink water and sleep well in order to make sure your muscles recuperate!

I don’t know about you guys, but my muscles are quite sore from yesterday’s jump roping. Do some yoga if your muscles feel tight!

See you beautiful people tomorrow! :)

LINK TO: Day 5

Day 19: Youtube 30 Day Workout

Hey guys! I created a fancy-shmancy 30 Day Youtube Calendar — you can download it for free here! I’m doing the 30 days with you guys, and sharing my tips and tricks along the way. You can see all of my posts about the Youtube Workout here. Good luck!

Day 19: Cardio Blasting HIIT

Today’s workout is going to be another fast paced one! I hope you’re ready :)

I sure wasn’t – I did this post-surfing and it killed me. Good luck! :D

Need a little fitness inspiration? Check out this post about how to reach your fitness goals. 

Equipment Needed: Good shoes!

Time Required: 20 minutes

Tips:

  • Before you start, I need you to do some dynamic stretching and turn on some awesome music.
  • I picked today’s workout because it’s a fun cardio workout that has little instruction but great moves that you can do to some high-intensity music for maximum results!
  • You can add weights to the reverse lunges and the flutter kick squats if A) you’ve done these before and B) your form is excellent.

After Your Workout:

Relax, eat some protein, do some stretching, maybe a little yoga.

We’re nearing the end of Week 3, so STAY STRONG! We’ve got yoga tomorrow and then we’re heading into Week 4!

Week 4 will be tough, I’m not going to lie. Eight days from now, you’ll be taking on an epic 1000 calorie burner workout that is going to KICK YOUR BUTT and you’ll LOVE it. You will have gone from short, intense 5-10 minute workouts to 20 minute workouts, and now you’re going to be headed into the 30 and 40 and 70 minute beasts that you will be able to ROCK. You can do this, I know you can :)

All month has been preparing you for this final push. 

Once you finish Week 4, you’ve got only two workouts left before you’re officially a veteran of the 30 Day Youtube Workout :) I’m going to make some epic badges for you to display proudly on your Tumblr if you feel like boasting your fitness :P

See you tomorrow!

Day 23: Youtube 30 Day Workout

Hey guys! I created a fancy-shmancy 30 Day Youtube Calendar — you can download it for free here! I’m doing the 30 days with you guys, and sharing my tips and tricks along the way. You can see all of my posts about the Youtube Workout here. Good luck!

Day 23: Tara Stiles Full Body Yoga Routine

I included today’s workout for a number of reasons: first, it’s a challenging yoga routine that will improve your flexibility as well as muscle tone.

Secondly, I wanted to introduce you guys to Livestrong Women workouts and the Yoga Solution. I LOVE the yoga solution because these are just as challenging as my yoga class, and they’re high quality and just all-around cool. 

Time Required: 9 minutes

What You Need: A yoga mat, perseverance

Tips:

See you tomorrow!

Day 12: Youtube 30 Day Workout

Hey guys! I created a fancy-shmancy 30 Day Youtube Calendar — you can download it for free here! I’m doing the 30 days with you guys, and sharing my tips and tricks along the way. You can see all of my posts about the Youtube Workout here. Good luck!

Day 12: Blogilates Want U Back Arms Challenge

So if you’re sore like me from yesterday, today will be a nice “break” because now we’re focusing on upper body! Specifically, your triceps.

I picked this video because it’s one of the best tricep workouts out there. I think chair dips and crab pushups – while good workouts – can be a challenge to get right in terms of form.

Form is still important in today’s workout, but I think Blogilates does a great job with describing how your form needs to be!

Time Required: 5 minutes

What You’ll Need: A soft surface

Tips:

  • Do bicep curls after your workout. Usually, you want to pair opposing muscle groups together, which is why I did three sets of bicep curls with my 10lb weights after doing this workout. 

After Your Workout:

Tough, right? I hope you guys gave it your all today!

If you’re up for another workout, then pick another workout from my supplemental list!

See you tomorrow :)

Day 24: Youtube 30 Day Workout

Hey guys! I created a fancy-shmancy 30 Day Youtube Calendar — you can download it for free here! I’m doing the 30 days with you guys, and sharing my tips and tricks along the way. You can see all of my posts about the Youtube Workout here. Good luck!

Day 24: Total Body Strength and Cardio Blend

This is my FAVORITE Fitness Blender video of all time. I mean, I love Circuit Training because it makes workouts fun (I know, I’m crazy, I’ve already accepted that) and holds my interest because it moves so quickly.

This video in particular is especially fantastic because it counts your calories, (or at least an estimate of how many you’ve burned so far) and the red bar shows how much of the video you’ve completed. Pretty snazzy!

Also, instead of cycling through the same group of exercises three times, you do two cycles in a row and then move on to a new set of moves. So much better in my opinion!

Circuit Training (combining strength and cardio in one workout) is effective to getting the results you want because it ratchets up the calorie burn in less time. Not only are you getting the lovely afterburn effect provided from strength training, but you’re also doing an intense workout that speeds up your metabolism, torches fat, and burns a boatload of calories. 

So really push yourself in order to get the most out of this workout!

What You Need: Weights and a yoga mat

Time Required: 19 minutes

Tips:

  • Find a great workout playlist to play over the video. 8tracks has a bunch of great workout mixes! This is one that I listen to. I like working out to Indie music if you can’t tell by now.
  • Watch your form on the deadlifts – keep your back straight and parallel to the ground at all times. Don’t let your lower back round on you!
  • The heavier weights you lift, the more calories you burn! Just make sure you can keep your form right if you move on to heavier weights.

After Your Workout:

Eat some protein!

I made an avocado/cilantro/brown rice/shrimp dish today that’s got a ton of good-for-you nutrients and lots of protein! I’ll share the recipe on RealityofYou when I get the time!

See you tomorrow! :)

Day 30: Youtube 30 Day Workout (FINAL DAY!!)

Hey guys! I created a fancy-shmancy 30 Day Youtube Calendar — you can download it for free here! I’m doing the 30 days with you guys, and sharing my tips and tricks along the way. You can see all of my posts about the Youtube Workout here. Good luck!

Day 30: 1000 Calorie Workout (HIIT, Stretching, Strength)

Today’s the FINAL DAY of the Youtube Workout.

First of all, I am SO proud of all of you. You guys continue to astound me with your hard work and dedication!

Just get through today’s beast of a workout and you will have completed the 30 Day Youtube Challenge!!

What You Need: A yoga mat, dumbbells

Time Required: 1hr 26minutes

Tips:

  • The plyo portion of these 1000 calorie workouts are SO AWESOME that I recommend just doing that as a HIIT routine by itself as your cardio when you need it. Plyo is truly the best when it comes to burning fat.
  • This 1000 calorie workout may be harder than last week’s for some of you. I found the traveling pushups and the pullover/jacknife crunch to be quite a challenge!
  • Protip: Make an upbeat playlist beforehand! You’re going to need music to help keep you going! 

After your workout:

CELEBRATE!!

Listen, not everyone does this kind of thing.

Not everyone commits to working out, or going to the gym, or taking steps to improve their health and well being.

But you did.

You decided, “hey. I’m going to do this thing. I’m going to work out six days a week and do my best. I’m going to do something good for myself.”

And that’s amazing.

Day 25: Youtube 30 Day Workout

Hey guys! I created a fancy-shmancy 30 Day Youtube Calendar — you can download it for free here! I’m doing the 30 days with you guys, and sharing my tips and tricks along the way. You can see all of my posts about the Youtube Workout here. Good luck!

Day 25: Fat Blasting Total Body Workout by Fitness Blender

Hey guys! This is our last “normal” workout before we head into the final days of yoga and killer 1000 calorie-burning workouts for the end of this program!

Stay strong! We’re almost done!

What You Need: Hand weights, mat, and a stable chair

Time Required: 40 minutes

Tip #1:

Today’s strength training is going to release some feel-good endorphins, and if you use heavy weights, you’ll be burning calories even after you work out! 

Tip #2 AKA: WHY YOU SHOULD LIFT HEAVY:

A quick note – the narrator (I love him to death, I do) starts talking about how to use your body weight if you don’t want to gain muscle mass and just want to “tone” up.

I would like to contest this point.

Besides the obvious reasons why strength training (and building muscle!) is essential for weight loss, “toning” and getting “definition” all just buzzwords that mean the same thing: building muscle. If you go to the Tumblr Before and After Fat Loss, you’ll see that a LOT of girls who lost a ton of weight and now have that lean, defined, toned look attribute their new bodies to LIFTING HEAVY THINGS. 

If you just use your body weight, you will not have an afterburn, you won’t speed up your metabolism as fast as you can, and, on rare occasion, doing too many reps of the same exercise could actually begin to break down your muscle mass. 

I mean, I lift 15lb dumbbells now for most exercises. And my arms are tiny itty bitty things even though I’m basically always doing pushups and eating ridiculous amounts of protein:

Definition/tone/whatever comes from lifting as heavy as you can while still maintaining your form.

/end rant

See you guys tomorrow!

Day 11: Youtube 30 Day Workout

Hey guys! I created a fancy-shmancy 30 Day Youtube Calendar — you can download it for free here! I’m doing the 30 days with you guys, and sharing my tips and tricks along the way. You can see all of my posts about the Youtube Workout here. Good luck!

Day 11: Lower Body Toning Better Booty by Fitness Blender

I’m going to be honest with you guys and tell you this straight: today’s workout is going to be TOUGH.

The point of circuit training and tabata intervals is to improve lean muscle mass and burn fat.

But you have to WORK for it if you want results!

The 30 Day Youtube Calendar does ramp up in intensity, and this workout will bring your fitness to the next level! I know you guys can handle it!

Time Required: 44 minutes

What You Need: Good shoes, a chair, dummbells.

Tips:

  • Choose your weights wisely. I used an 8lb set and a 12lb set of dumbbells: the 8lb for the bridge and the step ups and the 12lb for everything else. Don’t overload yourself, and use a lighter weight if you need it to keep your form right.
  • Stay strong! I know you can do this workout. Play some music in addition to this music to keep you motivated. These kinds of workouts are the ones that will kill you but you’ll definitely feel sore and see results, I promise! You just need to give it your all and you’ll do great :)

After your workout:

Eat some peanut butter, greek yogurt, or other protein, and relax! I’m so glad you decided to put in the effort and do this video today. 

I treated myself to some Starbucks after my workout.

What rewards do you use to stay motivated? Send me an ask!

See you tomorrow!

Day 26: Youtube 30 Day Workout

Hey guys! I created a fancy-shmancy 30 Day Youtube Calendar — you can download it for free here! I’m doing the 30 days with you guys, and sharing my tips and tricks along the way. You can see all of my posts about the Youtube Workout here. Good luck!

Day 26: Stress Relief Yoga with Tara Stiles

Today’s a mini-rest day before tomorrow’s epic 1000 calorie workout. I want to give your muscles a rest and help you de-stress. 

However, if you want to do another yoga routine on top of this one, feel free! I’ve got a great list of supplemental yoga routines on the bottom of this page.

What You Need: Yoga mat

Time Required: 5 minutes

Tips:

  • One of the reasons why yoga is so beneficial is that breathing exercises like the one in this video help improve brain function and reduce stress. 
  • With this video, I want to show you guys that yoga isn’t just about strength as we’ve seen for most of the Youtube Calendar – it’s also great for your mind and stress levels, especially when we’re doing hardcore workouts that can be tough on your body. 

See you tomorrow! Sleep well, and eat good foods :)

Day 22: Youtube 30 Day Workout

Hey guys! I created a fancy-shmancy 30 Day Youtube Calendar — you can download it for free here! I’m doing the 30 days with you guys, and sharing my tips and tricks along the way. You can see all of my posts about the Youtube Workout here. Good luck!

Day 22: Strength Training for Fat Loss at Fitness Blender

Oh Fitness blender, you beautiful workout website. Your workouts never cease to exhaust me. 

You guys asked me for some great strength workouts to get toned for summer… *waves arms at screen, does a little dance* …and here it is!

Also if you can’t tell my sassiness level is at maximum velocity because I didn’t get any sleep last night and then I consumed a ridiculous amount of caffeine

proof

but now I’m sweaty and exhausted and in my yoga pants and blogging to you guys about it so life is good

what is my life I say as i win jeopardy 

What You’ll Need: Hand weights (I used 8lbs and 10lbs) and a mat and a hell of a lot of water

Time Required: 33 minutes

Tips:

  • Start with dynamic stretching or a cardio warmup– you’ll need it!
  • I have a vast collection of dumbbells because I keep getting stronger and having to move up weights. I no longer use the pink 6 pound dumbbells! Represent! :D Picking the right weight is essential to making this workout a success. If you’re really starting to feel it at the end of each set of reps, you’re at the right weight. If your form starts to fall apart, you might want to lighten up.
  • Do not slack off! Get through all the reps. Strength training is essential for health and weight loss! 

See you guys tomorrow!

We’re in week four – don’t give up now!! Eight days left! (And one of those is a rest day, so technically seven!)

Also I recommend eating sunflower seeds and some Greek yogurt for a post-workout snack. Or some peanut butter. Just get your protein right after your workout!

did I just photoshop those sunflower seeds? yes, yes I did. They were very photogenic.

 I’m going to go sleep now kbye