So if you are anything like me, you’ve been “pinning” away all kinds of great looking workout routines onto your Pinterest boards. You may have spent countless hours
wasting time searching through your home feed for months to find the perfect routines. You’ve got “rock hard abs”, “amazing legs” “cardio killer” etc cued up and ready to go. Have you ever actually done any of the workouts you’ve pinned?? Ha! Me either! Until today when I was motivated by my Thanksgiving over indulgence to do as many as I could. Sometimes you are just in the mood to do something new and I figured the day after Thanksgiving was a good day to give it a go. Here’s what I did:
The Warm Up-I love this routine designed by my friend Tina. It’s great before a run or any workout. She has some great advice and demonstrates proper form on her youtube channel as well.
Time to “Hitt” the elliptical. I had to modify this a tad because my elliptical doesn’t incline. I did the first 45 min of this one. Seriously, was a much harder routine than I expected. I was sweating buckets after this one. Found on HeandSheEatclean
I loved this routine! I was challenged in a good way and really felt my abs working. I will be doing some of these moves again. The only one I had trouble with was the plank roll out with the medicine ball. Need to work on that.
Next up: “14 Moves for the perfect Bubble Butt” (A girl’s gotta dream right??) found on Skinnymom.com
The wall sits were a lot harder than I remember. I felt my hamstrings and abs a lot too perhaps because I had already done the previous routines. This site has great instruction on the exercises and helpful photos. I will be doing this one again. It is staying pinned on my board.
And finally, just to burn the arms out I did the “20 Epic Battle Ropes” exercises. I’ve been a fan of battle ropes for about a year (read my post here) and love the way they burn my arms out at the end of a workout. It’s like doing sprint training for your arms. They are easy to add into a home or gym routine and have I find have a big return. I learned a few new ways to use them with this routine from Greatist.
All of this took me well over 2 hours to complete. I was completely exhausted/feeling pretty bad ass! I am pretty sure that these were not meant to be done back to back like this but I’m crazy like that so you don’t have to be! I feeling very accomplished and pretty sure that I am on my way to six pack abs and “bubble butt” what ever that is. So I will be keeping these routines on my boards just in case I am feeling ambitious.
So tell me, do you do any of the exercises you pin on Pinterest or is it a colossal waste of time? Inquiring minds want to know?