Total Body Workout (ConfidenceKini Challenge) – 5/12

-scroll over image to “pin it” or right click to save it to your phone/computer-

You can find a video demonstration of all 
the exercises above on my Instagram page!

ConfidenceKini Body Tip of the Day: For
the rest of the challenge, I’ll be answering your questions in the tip
of the day, so be sure to leave any question you have in the comments
section below or on my social media posts!

Question: How long should a good workout be?
Answer: I would say about 3 hours! I’m totally kidding…if you know me, you know my philosophy is “train smarter, not harder” and I would much prefer that my life NOT be spent in the gym. The truth is that the length of a workout will depend on 1) what you’re doing (is it a weight training workout, are you adding in extra cardio, will you be stretching) and 2) how long your rests are. First off, a weight training workout typically takes me between 35-45 minutes, which is my sweet spot; it’s all you need to get in a great workout, but I personally like to keep it compact because it energizes and motivates me to get to the gym, give it my all for about 40 minutes, then get on with my day. It’s a great way to learn to love the gym without having to be there for long periods of time. If I add in a cardio or stretching after, it can get a bit longer. I do not suggest going over an hour; studies have shown that there is a point (after an hour-ish) that the benefits of a workout plumit. Secondly, the workout length will largely depend on how long of rests you take in between sets. This is where I suggest placing your focus to cut down on the duration of your workout, but also to turn up the intensity. Shorter rests will not only equate to a shorter workout, but it also will force your heart to work a little harder; adding in a cardiovascular component will create a greater calorie burn throughout and after the workout!

Daily Challenge: Speaking of stretching, try adding in 10-20 minutes of stretches today. Here is a video I’ve bookmarked and have used for years to stretch out tight hips and legs. Share your favorite stretch with the community!
I have very tight hamstrings and hips and it’s very important to stretch those out because they can cause my lower back to act up! Stretching, I’ve found, is a proactive way to keep the muscles happy and healthy!

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5 Comments

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    Lenzi Cupps
    May 12, 2015 at 4:14 AM

    I can't see the picture very good I can't tell what all the workouts are or how many reps/sets to do.

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    brij
    May 12, 2015 at 11:47 AM

    Lauren, can you please post a larger photo? watched your video yesterday, but not sure how many sets and reps you recommend. Thanks!

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    Brooke Petry
    May 12, 2015 at 12:09 PM

    Pinterest says the image is too small to pin. Could you please post a larger image? Thank you!

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    brij
    May 12, 2015 at 1:28 PM

    THANK YOU, LAUREN!!!

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    Lenzi Cupps
    May 12, 2015 at 2:51 PM

    Thanks!! 🙂

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