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Day 19: Push ups Pull ups workout, Monkeying Around on the Reformer

Instructor: Kristine Chaussard
Level: All Levels

Focus :   

Push ups pull ups workout, handstands and planks to continue to strengthen our upper body for our 30 day program for strength training for building in lean muscle. These are some of the hardest exercises to perform and they require a good amount of upper body strength; in particular, strong shoulders and strong supporting muscles around the shoulder blades, upper back and obliques. You’ve been getting stronger and so today we continue to build on that and challenge that strength and stamina. We’ll work pecs, traps, delts, triceps, biceps, forearms, lats, anterior serratus, rhomboids, obliques and the core.

Unlike all our other workouts there will be no additional props or weights today. We are going to work purely with the resistance of the Reformer as well as with our body weight to continue to tone, trim and strengthen.

Equipment Needed :     

Reformer only.

Class Level :     

ALL levels. Class will be taught at an advanced- intermediate level and you may have noticed you are able to do certain exercises now that you weren’t at the beginning of our program. However suggestions for modifications, when needed, are given. No matter what fitness level you are starting at, this program is meant for everyone, so join and adapt each exercise to your body and where you are at. This will also ensure the best success and you will see progress.

The Course of this Class :   

Monkeys are strong, they are always hanging from their arms. This is why I thought it would be fun to call this workout a monkeying around workout. They must spend much of their time doing push ups and pulls ups, lol. Anyhow, class pace is moderate as the exercises today do require a lot from the wrists so we’ll take little breaks in between each one instead of charging through. If you find that it is too easy, I suggest you add more reps while I am taking a short breath break 👍🏼. I also wanted to bring back some Pilates classics on the Reformer like: tendon stretch, long back stretch, and advanced plank pushes. So you’ll be seeing those along with plenty of planks. If you have shoulder rests you can easily pop off of your carriage, be ready to do that as when doing our pulls ups this will be ideal. But you’ll see I leave mine on, just giving you a head’s up as if you can, you’ll simply have a greater range of movement for our push ups and pull ups.

Today was a full workout, here is your challenge: don’t repeat, haha! Give your body rest before tomorrow, you’ve done enough. Go get lots of water and I’ll see you tomorrow!

Goals :     

Push ups pull ups workout for stronger shoulders, arms, and entire upper back. Better posture, more upright. Sculpt and shape. Tone. Balanced musculature. Definition in muscles. More confidence in planks and inversions. Total body 30 day program to gain strength and lean muscle while loosing fat. Realize actual progressions. Achieve your goals whether to improve strength, posture, burn fat and calories. Have fun 😉!

Next up : 

Cardio day.

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Add a Cardio workout onto today :

Day 12: This Weighted Cardio Workout packs a punch, Day 5: Low-Impact Cardio at-Home, Sweat it to Shred it

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