We’ll be posting a new challenge every day leading up to summer! Follow along here on the blog, or using this calendar.
We’re nearly one week in to our 30-day challenge; how are you faring? If yesterday’s circuit workout didn’t get you sweating, then maybe today’s challenge will give you that extra burst: Use weights heavier than your bag.
This challenge comes once again from personal trainer Erica Steinz of Barry’s Bootcamp, who writes:
This is something I always tell female clients. If your purse is heavier than 5 lbs, then I know you can lift 5 lbs in my class!
And the same goes for men: whatever you’re used to lifting in your everyday life, use that to gauge which dumbbells to grab. Although if you’re instead going for a barbell, remember that a standard one already weights 45 lbs.
For every strength workout you do, make sure to stay safe to prevent injury. Whatever weight you grab, you should be able to finish your workout without breaking form, so use that to gauge whether or not you’re trying to lift too much. And try using Erica’s tips for an effective workout if you’re looking for ideas on how to fit strength training into your routine!
So hit the gym and start lifting! And if you’re already lifting more than your bag, perhaps it’s time to up the weight instead.
How much did you lift? Let us know in the comments, or using #30DaysToSummerFit!