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50-Rep Upper Body + Abs Challenge

50-Rep Upper Body + Abs Challenge

Merry Christmas Eve! If you’re looking for a fast-but-challenging workout to do today, you’ve come to the right place! 🙂

I’m all about challenges, both mental and physical. Pushing limits means making progress for me, and if you feel the same way, you’ll probably like this workout.

50-Rep Upper Body + Abs Challenge from Hungry Gator Gal

 

Exercise videos:

The workout may not look difficult on paper, but trust me when I say it’s a doozy, especially if you’re not accustomed to endurance workouts. I used lighter dumbbells (affiliate link!) for the curls and raises, and my biceps and shoulders were ON FIRE.

I had already completed 250+ push-ups, so this workout was a “finisher” that brought me to muscle failure. If you do this too, you’ll combine strength and endurance into one session and get more bang for your workout buck.

However, you can also complete this workout by itself if you’re new to strength training or short on time. I started strength training 3.5 years ago with these basic moves and still complete them today.

Regardless of what you choose, let me know what you think of the challenge if you try it. Also, stay tuned for more “challenge” workouts in the next week or so. I’m home for the holidays and actually have time to share my fitness creations. <— Yay for vacation!!!

Until next time,
Brianna

Questions:

  1. Do you ever combine strength and endurance in one workout?

 

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Sometimes it takes that extra push to see strength gains and definition in your upper body. That’s where this workout can help. 

Quick Bicep & Tricep Blast Workout from hungrygatorgal.com

I’ve been adding three to four rounds of this super speedy circuit to the end of my back and shoulder workouts twice per week. This little workout takes 10-15 minutes if you move quickly and has helped me improve my upper body strength. I’m no Cameron Diaz, but I’ll continue to work for guns like hers.

On that note, I just want to say I don’t want to be THAT healthy living blogger who posts obnoxious selfies from the gym. However, I do want to show you my progress as a little inspiration. I started with ZERO strength and definition in my upper body, but here’s where I’m at today after a year of eating healthy and working out regularly,

My life was insane during my final year of college, so I couldn’t spend two hours in the gym every day. However, I kept working toward gaining upper body strength and am excited to finally see results. You can too with hard work and dedication.

And maybe sometime in the near future you’ll want to wear this tank from Activate Apparel’s website.

Let me know if you try this circuit. I’d love to know what you think! 🙂

Questions:

  1. How often do you perform upper body workouts?
  2. What are your favorite biceps and triceps exercises?

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