Full Body Workout 1

Hello there, I am starting a new series of blogs called Home Workout of the Week to help you on your fitness journey.  Each week I will have a new workout routine for you to try with links to video demonstrations for each exercise.  If you have been following my Home Exercise of the Week series then you will recognize these exercises and I will show you how to incorporate them in to a workout routine.

If you have any questions at all please leave a comment on the blog or contact me directly.  Just remember – if something doesn’t feel right or you are experiencing pain other than normal muscle burn, please discontinue the exercise and move on to the next one.

Ok so give this weeks workout a try and let me know how you do!  You can add some weights to this routine if you have some or just use your body weight for resistance.

Full Body Workout

Superset 1 (a superset is 2 or more exercises performed back to back with no rest)

Rest for 30 to 60 seconds then repeat the superset 1 more time

Superset 2

Rest for 30 to 60 seconds then repeat the superset 1 more time

Superset 3

Rest for 30 to 60 seconds then repeat the superset 1 more time

Sumo Squat

Happy new year everyone!  It’s a brand new year and I’m sure many of you have set some resolutions or revisited some previous years resolutions but regardless it’s time to get your butt in gear!

What better way to get your butt in gear than doing a leg exercise.  The first Home Exercise of the Week for the new year is the Sumo Squat.

The Sumo Squat is a safe and effective leg exercise that really targets your inner thighs along with your glutes and hamstrings.  It will really help too if you plan on doing some sumo wrestling! 🙂

Let’s take a look at the key points to doing the Sumo Squat effectively.

  • start with your feet wider than your shoulders with your toes pointed out slightly
  • keep your back straight, head up, and shoulders back
  • squat down keeping your knees in line with your toes (don’t let them shoot past your toes)
  • once your thighs are parallel to the floor or below, push yourself back up through your heels
  • don’t lock your knees at the top
  • inhale as you go down and exhale on the way back up

So there you have the Sumo Squat!  Add this to your leg routine and in no time you will have strong, toned legs and will be ready to take on any sumo wrestler who comes your way! 😉