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Day 4: Strength Training Full Body Reformer for fat loss & lean muscle gain

Instructor: Kristine Chaussard
Level: All Levels, Intermediate

Focus :   

Today: strength training full body! It’s day 4 already and you are more than half way through your first week of our Strength training for fat loss program, bravo you! I hope you are starting to feel the work layer on day after day. As said, today is full body which means expect compound moves. We’ll use full body integration, plenty of coordination, lower and upper half moving all at once to completely challenge our whole system. Whether you are following this program or just here for this workout today, this is a great whole body workout.

Remember that we are using weights in addition to the resistance of the Reformer to maximize the benefits of our time training and see visible, tangible results in both our strength, the definition of our muscles, and loss of excess fat. The weights are important to see these results. However, if you are new to weight training or Pilates, start with body weight and the machine only, and build up.

No worries if this program will add bulk, it won’t I assure you. Pilates encourages a long, lean silhouette, and adding weights only helps with achieving that. These weights are not heavy enough either that you need to worry about pressure on joints of anything, so have fun, try something new maybe, and get excited to see change in the body!

Equipment Needed :     

Reformer, 1 lighter set of dumbbells/hand weights and 1 heavier set of dumbbells. If you only have one set, preferably heavier and for when you need lighter you’ll just use the resistance of the machine 👍🏼. The Reformer box is used today but if you don’t have one you can make do without.

Class Level :     

Intermediate level taught but I really encourage ALL levels to do this class. Know your body, modify, and I’ll give modifications for certain exercises as well throughout. For the more advanced, up your weight and listen to my spring tension suggestions for how to make it harder. Above all, listen to your body, know your limits, never go too hard too fast, give your body the stepping stones it needs. You WILL see progression if you give your body the building blocks!

The Course of this Class :   

You’ve got a decent mash up between classical Pilates exercises, fit fusion and contemporary exercises all wound together for strength training full body. Get ready for lunges, squats, hip raises, lifted advanced planks, and plenty more. You’ll have to start the workout to find out, haha! 😉 Class pace is moderate and movements are slow and controlled for deep work and body transformation, as well as mindful movement and connection.

Today might feel short for some of you so if you are up for more, check out the suggestions below and then join me tomorrow for our Cardio shred day! Don’t forget to leave your comments below how you liked class! 👇🏼

Goals :     

Full body strength training and fitness. Build lean muscle tone. Get more definition. Sculpt, reshape, tighten, trim and yes gain in strength. Lose fat. Improve overall practice and fitness. Alternate daily workouts for a full body strength training program by the week’s end. See actual progressions in your body. Reach your goals whether to improve strength, burn fat, lose weight, or better posture. Have fun 😉!

Next up : 

Create more flexibility!

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More Full Body Reformer classes you may like :   

Your Strength and Cardio Workout ALL IN ONE 👊🏽, oh yeah!, Full Body Weightlifting Workout WITH Reformer Pilates Resistance Training , Weight Training meets Classical Pilates for Ab & Lower Body Punch, Athletic Reformer Pumped, Episode 2: Lower Body Power, 40 Min Power Pilates – Full Body – Weight Lifting Challenge

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