The question I get asked most often about any of my workouts is, “How many calories does this burn?” and I highly encourage you (for a lot of reasons) to stop thinking about exercise in terms of calories. Yes, you’ll burn some, but no, that isn’t the best thing that will happen to your body from working out!
Strength workouts are the perfect example of why it’s a good idea to focus on other benefits. Weight training – while you’re doing it – burns very few calories.
You are doing your body a world of good in the form of strengthening your muscles, increasing your stamina, building your mental endurance (you can do hard things!), improving your bone density, and training your body to move efficiently and effectively in a variety of ways.
Emphasis on the word variety.
With strength exercises, it’s important to train with movements that use your full range of motion in different planes. If you are repeatedly doing the same types of exercises (hello, biceps curls!), you can actually build imbalances, which can eventually lead to injury or pain.
This quick weight training workout is designed specifically to move forward, backward, side to side and rotationally – increasing your muscle tone evenly while also working on core stabilization, balance and – of course – STRENGTH.
We’re climbing a workout ladder today, toning up our whole body with increasing reps of complex STRENGTH exercises. It’s slow moving work that still gets you SWEATY! This is an easily adjustable routine (go heavier or go lighter, depending on how much intensity you want) that you can repeat regularly for terrific body-shaping results.
Quick Info: Level TWO | All STANDING | Dumbbells | Low Intensity + No Impact STRENGTH
Approximate calorie burn: 50 – 75 (See what I’m talking about?)
Follow along with the full-length video below.
Can’t see the video? Click here to watch it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/iLYSvOf1F3U
Warm up starts immediately
Arm Circles with High Knees
Arm Crossers with Booty Kickers
Reach Up ‘n Over with Tapbacks
Workout starts at 2:15
5x Sumo Squats with Side Kicks
10x Drinky Bird Arm Flappers
15x Curtsy Lunge Punches
20x Overhead to High Knees
25x Bent Over Rows with Triceps Kickbacks
Thanks for working out with me! Be sure to leave a comment or tag me (@pahlabfitness) in your sweaty selfies!
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