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Thursday, August 3, 2017

My current training schedule and how I do BBG stronger differently


Hey babes! I've been getting a lot of questions about my workout routine, how long I spend at the gym, how many times I do LISS, what I think about the new stronger program etc.... So todays blog post will hopefully answer most of your questions.
Fist of all, I don't have a rigid training program that I follow, this means if I feel like taking a rest day or have something going on I will usually jut skip the gym for that day. Sometimes I make it up on the weekend if I don't have anything going on but usually I just skip it entirely. I try to workout 5 days a week mon-fri for 1 1/2 - 2 hours but that doesn't always happen. Especially in the summer;) 

This is what my perfect week would look like...

MONDAY- BBG legs & LISS
TUESDAY- BBG Stronger arms & HITT
WEDNESDAY- BBG Stronger Legs & LISS
THURSDAY- BBG stronger ABS & HITT
FRIDAY- RIVERSIDE EXTREME TRX & LISS

 I am primarily doing BBG Stronger right now with the addition of the original BBG legs because its such a killer leg workout. For me the light weights and plyometrics in the resistance training program have given me the best results when it comes to slimming and toning my hips and thighs. 
Im also going to be starting a new class at my gym called Riverside Extreme. Its a circuit based program that uses a lot of TRX bands. My best friend teaches this class on Friday mornings and I tried it last month for the first time and decided that I will add that into my routine in place of BBG stronger full body for the month of August. 
Plus I do additional resistance band exercises to tone my arms 3x a week. These can be done at home because all you need is a resistance band to complete all the exercises. Im planning to film a video tutorial for this workout but until then its available on my Instagram @lexiesfitlife use #lexiesfitlifetone in the search bar to find it.

Ive also been doing the BBG Stronger program a little differently and its been working really well for me. This is what I do...
I don't use the timer and I superset all the exercises 4x....Let me explain!



       



A superset is 2 exercises performed back to back. So I would do 15 ab roll outs and then side plank + hip lift for 60 sec. Take a little rest 15-30 sec and repeat 4x.
I do this with all 8 of the exercises which equals 4 supersets. It usually takes me a little linger than 30 min but I've found that by doing it this way I can really focus on my form and not worry about the time and I am not occupying all of the gym equipment while going through the circuits. Once I have finished my superset I am done with the equipment I was using and its free for anyone else to use. There have been so many times that I was using the cable machine and someone else came in and took it before I could finish my circuit;( If your working out at a busy gym or going at the busiest time of day you might want to try this variation instead;) 

I hope this answers most of your questions but if I missed something or you have a question lmk in the comments. Thanks so much for reading and always being a huge support system for me and my journey! 


--Lexie--






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  1. Hey Lexie thanks so much for posting this! I love your idea for super setting the stronger workouts! I haven't actually tried stronger yet but I've heard lots of ppl say it's hard to do in a busy gym. I'm wondering what LISS you usually do? Awhile back you posted about an inclined walking technique you use where you increase the level every minute and I've been doing that lots, any other ideas? I can't do sprints because I have a sensitive knee. Thanks!!!

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