10.22.2014

Lifting Plan

 With all the running I'm doing I've had to cut out any extra cardio classes I was doing at the gym, like spin or turbo kick. I was given a list of lifting routines from Paige to try out and I found one that I like, I of course added a few things to it, but kept the gist of the program the same. 4 sets of increasing reps for 5 weeks.


I like the simplicity of it, I don't have time to figure out workouts each day for myself so this is perfect for me while I marathon train. You can of course change the weight as you need, but make sure it's challenging. After the first week I had it memorized so I don't even need to pull out my phone and look - I go in and warm up with a mile on the treadmill {slow} and get out all the different weights I need so I don't waste time in between sets. It takes about 45 minutes to complete and I do it 3x a week.

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You don't need a ton of cardio to be a sweaty ass mess when you leave the gym! I also shared a easy {at home} leg workout over on my IG - click here.

Upcoming >>>>

1. My October Challenge Group has been freaking amazing, these ladies have all participated and support each other all month long. The smaller group size was a good decision, so much easier to hold people accountable. SO. I will be holding another for November, to be in the running to get into the group you must be part of the #smchallenge secret Facebook group that's where I'll post info - not on my blog. To get in the secret group you must leave your email address for the invite on my SkinnyMeg Facebook page {in the comments is fine}.

2. I am holding one last Diet Bet for this year - before the dreaded Holidays! It will start next Tuesday, the 28th, the link is available if you would like to sign up now. It will run from Oct 28th to Nov 24th which is the Monday before Thanksgiving, I personally will need the extra push with all the freaking treats being brought up to work.

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24 comments :

  1. So excited for the opportunity to do another challenge!! can i ask a dumb novice question...what does 4x9, 4x10, 4x11 mean? is it the number of reps or weight increase? i am a bit confused but love learning new routines! thanks for inspiring! :-}

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    1. No dumb questions! It means you do 4 sets of 8 reps for each move, the next week you do 4 sets of 9 reps at the same weight for each move, etc. After week 5 you increase your weight by 10% and start all over again ;)

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    3. Meg- I meant to thank you last week for this response! It makes more sense now so thank you for taking the time to clear up my confusion! I appreciate it :-)

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    4. Hi Meg...I know you said no dumb questions....but.... :-) Is the number behind the description the amount of weight you use? A 50 plus bar for squats is a 50lb bar?

      Thanks Meg!!

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    5. No dumb at all! It means I used 50 pounds worth of plate on the bar and the bar is like 15 so I'm actually using 65 in weight, but I only wrote down the plates sizes so as not to confuse myself :)

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    6. Wow, you are pumping some iron girlfriend!! That is some serious weight!

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  2. Can't wait for the next challenge! :)

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  3. What is the name of the DietBet? My work computer won't let me click the link! Thanks :)

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  4. i reeaaallllyyyyy want to get into this small group! I was driving across the country last time when you had to do the weekend challenge to get into the October challenge :'( anyway I had a little boy Feb 28th and only 7lbs to go back to PP but a Looooong way to go to where I wanna be Wanting to train for my first half next summer!!! thea406(at)gmail(dot)com :D

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  5. I go to body pump twice a week and last week I finally increased the weights. I totally noticed it and I'm still sore. (I'm no reply right now, my email is estherdavison@gmail.com)

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  6. What Iphone 6 Armband case do you use while running to hold your phone?

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  7. I read your blog daily and if not, I play catch up because I just love how real you are in your posts. I can relate to you as a mom on a health journey and your tips and suggestions have proven to be spot on! Thank you :) KEEP ON!! You encourage me and I live all the way up in Michigan :)

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  8. I would love to be a part of your November challenge! My email is missk.lynn@gmail.com

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  9. Please add me to your secret group. I love your blog and all your help you give us. Jkherold99@gmail.com
    Thank you! Janet

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  10. Would love to be a part of the challenge group! kels_steffen@hotmail.com

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  11. Amandamundy86@gmail.com

    Ready to get my pp body back. May be at pp weight but not the same shape. Little man Reid is 5m.

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  12. I would love to join the challenge group for November- lauravan@gmail.com

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  13. To clarify, are the numbers used the weight that you use?

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  14. Do you have a video that shows how all these moves are done?

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  15. I would love to join the challenge group for November- heather.bonham@gmail.com
    Thanks,
    Heather

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  16. Hi Meg! New to your journey- and SO glad I found ya! Wow! Thanks for being an inspiration to us and sharing your tips! Ok- question: would this routine be ideal for someone semi-new to lifting weights and trying to lose weight? I also do about 20/30 min cardio. Like you, I don't love "different days" for different routines...a lot to keep up with. THANKS!

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