Update on Livefit…
Today, Friday, 2/8/13 was Phase 1, week 3, day 15 of Livefit. Finally, the first two weeks are over. The reason I am saying, finally is because in the first two weeks there are three full rest days. Although, my body was pretty sore, I don’t like resting for three straight days – I mean come on I am use to working out 5-6 days a week. ¬†All of these rest days, made me a little worried, but I just kept telling myself, that the trainer is going to get much more intense.
To start off week 3 of the Livefit trainer. ¬†Jamie Eason opens up with an amazing video in which she explains everything about abs.
“Abs are made in the Kitchen.”
Jamie Eason explains that abs are made in the kitchen. She says that you can do all the sit ups in the world, but with out clean eating which helps eliminate your body fat, you will never see them.
Some people have flat shallow abs, while others have really defined abs. Some people have a very defined waste, while others may be straight up and down. If you are more straight up and down, twisting exercises are ones to avoid, because they may enhance that. So when it comes to abs focus on diet and engaging core muscles while performing other exercises. Also remember your abs are the same as any other muscle group, so why treat them different? Give them a day or two of weekly training, just as you would your other muscle.
Jamie promises once you lean out in Phase 3, your abs will be revealed. It is then that you can do some ab work. She even suggests possibly doing some weighted exercises to create some density.
Although, the video was about abs, today’s work out was focused on legs. This week J and I, completed 3 sets of 10 reps of each exercise with a 1 minute rest in between each set.
- Leg Extensions¬†–¬†3 sets of 10 reps
Wide Stance Barbell Squat¬†–¬†3 sets of 10 reps
Walking Barbell Lunge¬†– 3 sets of 10 reps
Single-Leg Barbell Deadlift (shown with kettlebell)¬†– 3 sets of 10 reps. *note: This was my favorite new exercise. I really worked on balance and engaged my core.
Lying Leg Curls¬†– 3 sets of 10 reps
Seated Calf Raise¬†– 3 sets of 10 reps
Standing Calf Raise – 3 sets of 10 reps
As for me, I am still struggling with getting enough calories, and eating on regular intervals. This weekend I am going to spend the time preparing my meals for the week. I also need to continue to drink more water. I never thought eating enough and drinking an adequate amount of water would be such a challenge.
So again, do not forget… Abs are made in the Kitchen….
but… this looks like fun…¬†
Questions for You…
- What is your favorite ab exercise?
- What is your favorite muscle group to train?
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