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The Chronicles of a Wannabe Fitness Model: My Workout Routine

Sabrina Taylor April 26, 2013 Lifestyle Comments Off on The Chronicles of a Wannabe Fitness Model: My Workout Routine
The Chronicles of a Wannabe Fitness Model: My Workout Routine

How do you start your week? That’s a pretty vague question, but everyone has a routine whether they realize it or not.

Me? I think it’s important to start my work week off relaxed, but my workouts hardcore!

Creating a plan keeps you on track. Staying on track gets you results. See where I’m going with this?

Last post I promised to give you a sneak peek at my workout regime, so I’m here to deliver the goods. Before I do, I want to cover a few important points.

To find a workout that will work for you, you have to try a few duds. You have to pull yourself out of your comfort zone and dip your toes in some unknown waters. How else will you figure out what you like and loathe?

More importantly, you have to give new experiences a real shot. I stuck with a workout I didn’t love for a few weeks because I needed to know for sure that it wasn’t for me, not that I was making excuses.

Over the past few weeks I’ve realized the importance of recognizing your strengths and weaknesses. Weaknesses can become strengths when you make them a priority. For example, I couldn’t do a proper chin up without assistance when I first started this journey. Now, I’m able to do 6 on my own. Don’t judge. They are MUCH harder than they appear, trust me!

My strength is cardio. I’m uppity, energized and like to remain in motion. Obviously it’s important to incorporate weights so my workout routine is a perfect fusion of cardio and weights.

Check it out:

Day 1 – Back

  • Chin Ups (4 sets of 12) : super set with Push Ups to Side Plank (4 sets to failure)
  • Seated Cable Rows with a V-Bar (4 sets of 12): super set with Mountain Climbers (4 sets for 60 seconds)
  • Wide Grip Pull Down (4 sets of 12) : super set with Burpees (4 sets of 15)
  • Bent Barbell Row (4 sets of 12) : super set with Jump Rope (4 sets of 60 seconds)
  • Back Extensions (4 sets of 15) : super set Plank with Weight Punches (use 5-10 lb weights) (4 sets to failure)

Cardio: 60 minute All Terrain Spin Class

Day 2 – Upper Body

Circuit 1: Complete 4 sets with 15 seconds of rest in between.

  • Jump Rope for 60 seconds
  • Plank with Weight Punch (use 5-10lb weights) 12 per arm
  • Mountain Climbers on FitBall for 60 seconds
  • Barbell Shoulder Press (x12)
  • Barbell Curl (x12)
  • Burpees (x15)

Circuit 2: Complete 4 sets with 15 seconds of rest in between.

  • Tricep Press (x10)
  • Mountain Climbers on FitBall for 60 seconds
  • Incline Dumbbell Curl (x15)
  • Burpees with Tricep Push Up (x12)
  • Side Lateral Raises (x10)

Cardio: 30 minute run with 10 minutes cool down.

Day 3 – Lower Body

  • Dumbbell Step Ups (4 sets of 15 per leg) *make your step at least 1.5-2ft high
  • One Leg Barbell Squat (4 sets of 15)
  • Double Jump Squats with Burpee down to Triple Push Up Combo (4 sets of 5 reps)
  • Leg Press (3 sets of 12)
  • Dumbbell Walking Lunges (4 sets of 30)
  • Jump Squat with Dumbbells (4 sets of 20)
  • Butt Lift Bridge with 30-40 lb weight over hips (4 sets to failure) : super set with Burpees with Lateral Jump Out (4 sets of 15)

Cardio: 30 minute run with 10 minutes cool down.

Day 4 – Chest/Triceps/Abs

  • Dumbbell Bench Press (4 sets of 12) : super set with 20 Rope Crunches and 20 Bench V Crunches
  • Incline Dumbbell Press (4 sets of 12) : super set with Side Bridge (4 sets of 15 seconds per side) and 10 Hanging Leg Lifts
  • Flat Bench Cable Flyes (4 sets of 12) : super set with Plank with Oblique Twist (4 sets of 30 seconds)
  • Dumbbell Flyes (4 sets of 12) : super set with Weighted Crunches (4 sets of 25)

Cardio: 60 minute RPM Spin Class

I work out 6 days a week so days 5 and 6 are what I call my Wild Card days. This is the time to explore new exercise forms like TRX classes or Cross Fit. I like to throw in a Hot Yoga or Pilates class too (mostly because I get to wear a workout onesie – Shhh!).

workout onesie

These wild card days open me up to new experiences, shock the system and really get me juiced for that day off!

I would love to hear about your workout routine. Any fun exercises you do to target a certain area? I’m all about trying something new so please comment below and share your fitness secrets.


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Sabrina Taylor is a social media enthusiast who creates content on the fly...literally, as she is also an international Flight Attendant. She is more than happy to volunteer her time to worthwhile causes like UsFitties as a way of keeping her Karma in check! Sabrina - 1, Bad Karma - 0

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