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1/20/13-Sunday-Fat Burning Cardio

Finish off the week with some fat burning, moderate intensity cardio. You should be burning 400-700 Calories on this one!

Warm Up – Flutter Kicks 1 Minute – Push Ups 20 – Body Weight Squats – 20

Run – 50 Minutes @ Moderate Pace

or

Bike – 70 Minutes @ Moderate Pace

Stretch

- MidwestFit Team

TOTAL BODY FITNESS

1/19/13-Saturday-Endurance Weight Training

If unsure how to perform an exercise, you can find it on the MidwestFit YouTube Channel, or search for the exercise via a search engine. MidwestFit YouTube

Potential PT #1 – Dumbbell and Body Weight Endurance

Circuit: 3-4 Rounds – Little to no rest between exercises and rounds.

1. Medicine Ball Side to Side Push Ups – 26
2. Jump Squats – 20
3. Plank – 2 minutes
4. Burpees – 20
5. Bent Over Row – 15, after 15 go directly into bicep curls with same weight and perform as many reps as possible
6. Hamstring Curls on Ball – 40
7. Flutter Kicks – 45 seconds
8. Mountain Climbers – 45 seconds
9. Shoulder Up and Outs – 15
10. Thrusters – 15
11. Crunches with legs in air – 1 minute
12. Overhand Grip Pull Ups – 8

Potential PT #2 – Barbell and Body Weight Endurance

Complete all exercises in order in as few sets as possible. For exercises that require weight, use 60% of your 1 Rep Max.

1. Push Ups – 100 reps
2. Hang Clean – 60 reps
3. Plank – 4 Minutes
4. Push Press – 60 Reps
5. Flutter Kicks – 4 Minutes
6. Dips – 40
7. Pull Ups – 30
8. Goblet squat (hold dumbbell in front of you) – 100 Reps (suggested weight 30-60 pounds)
9. Straight Leg Deadlift – 50

- MidwestFit Team

1/17/13-Thursday-Tempo Cardio(for speed)

Potential PT #1 – Run

Your running pace should be constant and difficult to maintain. It should not be impossible to reach the 20 minutes, but the point is to push yourself to run harder and faster than you normally would on a distance run. This is a great tool for increasing speed on future distance runs, boosting metabolism, burning calories, and working on lower body strength/endurance all in a short workout.

Stretch/Warm Up

Tempo Run – 20 Minutes or 2.75 miles

Stretch

Potential PT #2 – Bike Tempo

Stretch/Warm Up

Bike 30 Minutes with Medium Resitance

OR

Bike Sprint Training for 20-30 Minutes

Stretch

Abs/Core: Circuit: 2 Rounds

1. Flutter Kicks – 1 Minute
2. Bosu with Twist – 1 Minute
3. Side Plank w/ Hip Raises – 30 seconds each side
4. Plank – 1 Minute
5. Stability Ball Toe Touches – 1 Minute
6. Flutter Kicks – 1 Minute
7. MB Twists – 1 Minute

- MidwestFit Team

1/16/13-Wednesday-Official Strength Program FREE Workout

Today’s workout is a FREE sample from our Official Strength Program.

The 6 week pure STRENGTH Training program was developed and designed to increase TOTAL BODY STRENGTH for ALL Major Muscle Groups. It is an intense program developed for the use of both beginners and advanced weight lifters looking to increase overall strength.

Give this workout a shot below, and be sure to check out the program page for more information here.

 

WEEK 2

Monday

(NOTE: For the Barbell Complex, using a barbell complete 3 sets of 6 reps with light weight. Suggested Starting Weight: 45-65lbs.)

 

Barbell Complex

Complete 3 sets and 6 reps for ALL exercises. Increase weight used each round by 5 to 10lbs. total. Once you finish a circuit, rest briefly and move on to the following circuit. Refer to the ALL PROGRAMS INFO for more instructions on how to do a barbell complex.

1. Deadlift

2. Bent Over Row

3. Hang Clean

4. Front Squat

5. Push Press

6. Back Squat

Strength

Circuit: 4 Rounds

Exercise

Reps

Additional Info.

Bent Over Row

5

80% of 1RM

Upper Back Stabilizers

10

Use 5 to 10lb. Dumbbells

Barbell Bench Press

5

80% of 1RM

Push Press

5

80% of 1RM

Shoulder Stabilizers

15

Use 5 to 12lb. Dumbbells

(After Above Circuit)Pull Up Pyramid

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1

Body Weight (Full Extension)

(After Above Circuit and Pull Ups)Squat Pyramid

 Squats of 10 Reps increasing 10 pounds

Check Program Glossary

 

 

More Info…

1/15/13-Tuesday-Cardio(High Intensity)

Multiple studies of High Intensity Interval Training (the popular HIIT you see a lot) have shown to be the absolute best method for increasing one’s VO2Max (Maximal Oxygen Consumption).  An important aspect that not only translates to your cardio training, but your weight training as well (also burns a ton of calories, always a plus).  Simple definition is extreme high intensity bouts of exercises for a short amount of time, followed with rest, then repeated 4-10 times.  So here we go for the PT’s today.

Warm Up – Flutter Kicks 1 Minute – Push Ups 20 – Body Weight Squats – 20

SPRINT – 45 Seconds – MAX Effort
Rest 2 Minutes

Repeat 4-10 Times

OR

Bike – 1 Minute Standing – MAX Effort at very high resistance
Rest 2 Minutes

Repeat 8-12 Times

Stretch

1/14/13-Monday-Body Weight Circuit Workout(New One!)

Simple AND Effective Today.

Circuit: 4 Rounds with little to NO Rest between exercises.  Rest 2 Minutes between rounds.

1. Jumping Jacks – 1 Minute
2. Push Ups – 20
3. Walking Lunges – 15 (each leg)
4. Push Ups – 20
5. Squats – 40
6. Pull Ups – 8
7. Mountain Climbers -1 Minute
8. Handstand Push Ups – 8 (if you can pull them off)

Check out our MidwestFit YouTube Page for Videos!

- MidwestFit Team

We hope you got a chance to read our email about making 2013 YOUR year to lead to the healthiest and best year of your life yet, and MidwestFit can get you there. If interested in receiving exclusive information, you can sign up on the right side of our home page under Join the Revolution.

MidwestFit currently has 4 Premium Programs out and we just today released our brand new Premium TOTAL BODY FITNESS PROGRAM

One of the hardest things about reaching fitness goals is ONE – Defining Your Goals (what do you want to gain from your workouts) and TWO – Following an extremely effective and SAFE Program. We can help with all of that, check out the links above for Premium Programs so you can see if your goals match what we GUARANTEE you will derive from our Premium Programs.

Not sure where to start? Feel free to email us at info@midwestfit.com at anytime. We are open to FREE consultations and assisting in questions related to health/fitness/injury/rehab and we can point you in the right direction for where to begin. If new to fitness or had some time off, each program comes with built in Preparatory Training phases or you can check out our Personal Plan (in our opinion our best deal) where you tell us your fitness history, your goals, what you would like to work on, and we walk you through step by step on how to get there!

TOTAL BODY FITNESS

1/13/13-Sunday-Fat Burning Cardio

We hope you got a chance to read our email about making 2013 YOUR year to lead to the healthiest and best year of your life yet, and MidwestFit can get you there. If interested in receiving exclusive information, you can sign up on the right side of our home page under Join the Revolution.

MidwestFit currently has 4 Premium Programs out and we just today released our brand new Premium TOTAL BODY FITNESS PROGRAM

One of the hardest things about reaching fitness goals is ONE – Defining Your Goals (what do you want to gain from your workouts) and TWO – Following an extremely effective and SAFE Program. We can help with all of that, check out the links above for Premium Programs so you can see if your goals match what we GUARANTEE you will derive from our Premium Programs.

Not sure where to start? Feel free to email us at info@midwestfit.com at anytime. We are open to FREE consultations and assisting in questions related to health/fitness/injury/rehab and we can point you in the right direction for where to begin. If new to fitness or had some time off, each program comes with built in Preparatory Training phases or you can check out our Personal Plan (in our opinion our best deal) where you tell us your fitness history, your goals, what you would like to work on, and we walk you through step by step on how to get there!

TOTAL BODY FITNESS

We highly, highly suggest you check out our brand new Total Body Fitness Program and read the Program Goals so you know exactly what you will get out of our program. No guessing, no hoping. Guaranteed results from a scientifically designed program from our Co-Founder/Admin (ACSM Trained, 4-Year Bachelor Degree in Health and Fitness from Purdue University, and Corporate Health and Fitness Specialist), who used this specific program to get in the best shape of his life and to help his clients do the same!

Finish off the week with some fat burning, moderate intensity cardio. You should be burning 400-700 Calories on this one!

Warm Up – Flutter Kicks 1 Minute – Push Ups 20 – Body Weight Squats – 20

Run – 50 Minutes @ Moderate Pace

or

Bike – 70 Minutes @ Moderate Pace

Stretch

- MidwestFit Team

TOTAL BODY FITNESS

1/12/13-Saturday-Total Body Fitness

TOTAL BODY FITNESS

Warm Up – Flutter Kicks 1 Minute – Push Ups 20 – Body Weight Squats – 20

Mini Circuit 1: Chest/Back – 3 Rounds – Little to No Rest

1. Bosu Cross Over Push Ups – 20 Total
2. Inverted Row – Max Reps
3. Dumbbell Bench Press – 15 Reps
4. Barbell Bent Over Row – 15 Reps
5. Regular Pull Ups – 8 Reps

End Circuit – Run 800 Meters (1/2 mile)

Mini Circuit 2: Quads/Glutes/Hamstrings -3 Rounds – Little to No Rest

1. Back Squat – 15 Reps
2. Stiff Legged Deadlifts – 15 Reps
3. Hamstring Curls on Ball - 30 Reps
4. Walking Lunges (Holding extra weight) 30 (15 each leg)

End Circuit – Run 800 Meters (1/2 mile)

Mini Circuit 3: Shoulders/Triceps – 3 Rounds – Little to No Rest

1. Dips – 15
2. Push Press – 15 Reps
3. Shoulder Up and Outs – 15

End Circuit – Run 800 Meters (1/2 mile)

Stretch

- MidwestFit Team

1/11/13-Friday-Why We Rest and You Should Too

Rest!

Read why Rest and Recovery is important.

Are you ready to break through a fitness plateau, or are you ready to step your fitness program up to a new level?

Check out our BRAND NEW TOTAL BODY FITNESS

The brand new MidwestFit TOTAL BODY FITNESS encompasses different training styles to get you STRONGER and more TONED than you’ve ever been. The Total Body Fitness Premium Program is a culmination of training styles that effectively mixes strength training, endurance training, abs/core training, HIIT cardio training, and distance cardio training to turn you into a fitness freak!

Program Goals: For individuals looking to get in top notch shape focusing on a hybrid of 3 major aspects of training designed properly and safely. Muscular Endurance, Cardiorespiratory Training (Endurance and High Intensity), Muscular Strength.

  • Develop Muscular Strength and Endurance, Burn Fat, Lose Unnecessary Weight
  • Increase Muscular Endurance to Develop Toned, Lean Muscle and to Push Harder and Longer on Workouts
  • Increase Cardiorespiratory Performance to Burn Calories to Lose Unwanted Weight and Lower Body Fat Percentage
  • Increase Overall Muscular Strength to Increase Muscular Force
  • Increase Core Strength and Core Endurance
  • Increase Overall Cardiac Output for Improvement in ALL Styles of Cardio (Distance and Speed), Which Will Translate to Increased Performance in Circuit Style Weight Training
  • Increase Joint Strength and Stability in all major joint complexes to focus on Injury Prevention
  • Minor Barbell Complex Training to improve form and technique on multi-planar lifts to target multiple muscle groups to work together to mimic real life/sport related movements and to upkeep muscular endurance.

This 8 Week Program comes with a ton of information related to Injury Prevention, a Full Program Glossary, and Exercise Pics and Descriptions that easily show how to perform each exercise in the program. It also comes with a built in Preparatory Training Program to introduce beginners to new exercises and routines, and to also assist you if you have taken some time off from exercising to safely and effectively transition you to be ready for the full, intense, 8 week program.

- MidwestFit Team

1/10/13-Thursday-Cardio Circuit (Try this is you haven’t!)

Warm Up – 5 Minute Walk/Jog, 1 Minute Jumping Jacks

Circuit: 3 Rounds – Little to NO Rest!

1. Burpees – 10
2. Run 400 Meters (Fast!) (1/4 Mile)
3. Kettle Bell Swings – 20 (heavy weight)
4. Plank – 1 Minute
5. Flutter Kicks – 1 Minute
6. Run 400 Meters (Fast!)
7. Mountain Climbers – 1 Minute

This should take around 26-36 Minutes – Fly through it!

Check out our MidwestFit YouTube Page for Videos!

- MidwestFit Team

1/9/13-Wednesday-Total Body Fitness Complex Training

TOTAL BODY FITNESS

Complex Training

Warm Up – 8-Count Body Builders (15), Jump Squats (10), Regular Pull Ups (10)

Complex Training is meant to use preferably a barbell (can use dumbbells if no access to a barbell) where you use the same amount of weight for each exercise. You perform it similar to circuit training where you go through each exercise one time (with the determined amount of reps) with no rests between exercises. Rest 1-2 minuets between sets. Use very low weight if you need to warm up and practice form first.

Complete all 3 complexes.

Complex 1: 6 Reps per Exercise – Perform 4 Sets – Increase weight used each round if possible
If new to this style of training, for the first set use a 45 pound bar with no extra weight on the side, then try to increase 10-20 pounds total each round if capable. These exercises are to be completed back to back with no rest during the round.

COMPLEX: 6 Reps – 4 Sets

1. Upright Row
2. Hang Snatch (Form is very important. Keep the bar close to your body as your bring it up, and stick your head through the lift)
3. Full Back Squat into Overhead Press
4. Hang Snatch
5. Bent Over Rows

Complex 2: 6 Reps per Exercise – Perform 4 Sets – Increase weight used each round if possible

1. Front Barbell Squats
2. Straight Leg Deadlift
3. Back Squat
4. Calf Raises
5. Front Barbell Squats

Complex 3: 6 Reps per Exercise – Perform 4 Sets – Increase weight used each round if possible

1. Deadlift
2. Bent Over Rows
3. Hang Power Clean
4. Front Barbell Squats
5. Push Press
6. Back Squat

- Have Fun!


 

1/8/13-Tuesday-Yasso 800′s

Stretch/Warm Up

Run 800 Meters 3-5 Times – Each run should be fast and at a high intensity

Abs/Core:

Flutter Kicks – 50 (4-counts)
Plank 1 Minute
Flutter Kicks – 40 (4-counts)
Plank 45 Seconds
Flutter Kicks – 30 (4-counts)
Plank 30 seconds

Stretch

1/7/13-Monday-Total Body Fitness EFFICIENT AND QUICK

Total Body Fitness Test

Use this PT today to help you see what areas of total body fitness you need to work on!

Complete this workout as quickly as possible.

Stretch

1. Regular Push Ups – 50
2. Diamond Push Ups on Bosu – 25
3. Bicep Blasters – 2 times for 1 minute a piece
4. Push Press – 3 sets of 12 reps
5. Kettle Bell Swings Read Description on Video (Can be done with dumbbells) – 1 minute and 30 seconds
6. Full Sit Ups – 40
7. Mountain Climbers – 1 minute and 30 seconds
8. Reverse Crunches – 20
9. Jump Squats – 3 sets of 12 reps
10. Hamstring Curls with Ball – 2 sets of 15
11. Clock Hops – 1 minute
12. Regular Pull Ups – 10,5,10,5,10,5,10
13. Leg Levers – 1 Minute
14. Flutter Kicks – 1 Minute
15. Plank – 1 Minute

Stretch

- MidwestFit Team

We hope you got a chance to read our email about making 2013 YOUR year to lead to the healthiest and best year of your life yet, and MidwestFit can get you there. If interested in receiving exclusive information, you can sign up on the right side of our home page under Join the Revolution.

MidwestFit currently has 4 Premium Programs out and we just today released our brand new Premium TOTAL BODY FITNESS PROGRAM

One of the hardest things about reaching fitness goals is ONE – Defining Your Goals (what do you want to gain from your workouts) and TWO – Following an extremely effective and SAFE Program. We can help with all of that, check out the links above for Premium Programs so you can see if your goals match what we GUARANTEE you will derive from our Premium Programs.

Not sure where to start? Feel free to email us at info@midwestfit.com at anytime. We are open to FREE consultations and assisting in questions related to health/fitness/injury/rehab and we can point you in the right direction for where to begin. If new to fitness or had some time off, each program comes with built in Preparatory Training phases or you can check out our Personal Plan (in our opinion our best deal) where you tell us your fitness history, your goals, what you would like to work on, and we walk you through step by step on how to get there!

TOTAL BODY FITNESS

1/6/13-Sunday-Burn Fat with Cardio

Finish off the week with some fat burning, moderate intensity cardio. You should be burning 400-700 Calories on this one!

Warm Up – Flutter Kicks 1 Minute – Push Ups 20 – Body Weight Squats – 20

Run – 50 Minutes @ Moderate Pace

or

Bike – 70 Minutes @ Moderate Pace

Stretch

- MidwestFit Team

TOTAL BODY FITNESS