my favorite gym workout

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a workout with y’all, so I wanted to post one! And since tomorrow is National Fitness Day, I thought it would be a perfect day to do so. This is one of my favorite workouts for when I exercise on my own. It is going to require some gym equipment + a few other at-home workout items, but there are almost always modifications to make it fit with the resources you have!

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I use the following equipment to do this workout: cable machine, body sliders, resistance bands, and dumbbells. I’ll be linking videos to each exercise in case you aren’t familiar with them!

I tend to do this a couple different ways – I’ll either be more rep focused (generally 3 sets of 8-12 reps, depending on the amount of weight I’m using) or time focused (3 sets of 45 seconds on, 15 seconds off). I personally like to do it timed simply because I like HIIT-based workouts, plus it keeps me from resting too much in between exercises (which I’m super guilty of when I workout on my own lol). If you do it timed, just be sure that your form doesn’t suffer!

CIRCUIT #1: ARMS

I use the cable machine for all of these exercises, I generally switch the grips/attachments to whatever feels most comfortable for the particular exercise! I generally use the bar and the rope.

straight arm pull downs

face pulls

bicep curls

overhead tricep extensions

CIRCUIT #2: LEGS

hip abductions (cable machine)

lateral band walks

glute kickbacks (cable machine)

weighted glute bridges

CIRCUIT #3: ABS

flat bench lying leg raises

knees to chest with body sliders

chest press with extended leg

little mermaids with body sliders

I hope y’all have a great weekend! I’ll be celebrating Arlyn’s second birthday + attending the first ever OKC Margarita Festival – I’m planning on posting a review of my time there, so stay tuned! Enjoy the workout!

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