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The Workout part of the week

Accompanying all of the delicious food I just blogged out were some serious late night workouts. I have been very busy training clients which leaves me always backed up with paperwork. I do my best to work diligently all day so that I earn my 9PM "check out" to hit the gym and clear my mind/work my body.


We had 2 pretty serious weight training sessions where I pushed my max weight and reps to test myself. The result? I am happy with my strength and muscular balance (so far) but my wrists have been killing me :( I took a big 4 day break, working out calisthenics with clients only, and even then I laid off the tricep pushups for 2 entire days.


On Monday evening we were joined by the fiancee of a client of mine who is interested in more effectively integrating plyometrics into his weight training program in order to round-out his approach to fitness. I took him through a few sets and kicked his butt- Core trio, Pike jump overs, Knee Raises..... you all know the drill lol. He hasn't been back, but fingers crossed :) It was a short set (for me) but a good quick 300 rep set on sore wrists.

Lastly I would like to give a shout out to all of my amazing clients who have impressed me this week with their progress and form. One client closed +2 fingerwidths of a diastasis after working independently for the past 2 months! She is down a total of 6" from beginning her Ab Rehab. 3 more moms I saw have cut great definition in their entire bodies using the go-to's like tricep pu's, lateral kicks and core trio....... and this is after they have already spent months closing their DR's! You all make me proud AND inspired to kick it up a notch. Thank you- your successes are mine also xox

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