August Workout Game Plan
For the month of August our muscle group pairings will be shoulders/chest and legs/back. By switching up the muscle group pairings from month to month, we allow ourselves to avoid complacency and plateauing, hence why the first week of each month leaves us so sore! We also place an emphasis on conditioning ourselves to utilize the same amount of weight under longer periods of tension, which will result in quicker we will see our overall ability to increase weight from month to month! In August we will increase from July’s time under tension (1 exercise in a row per muscle group) and will be moving up to two exercises in a row per muscle group. After reducing to one last month, we will focus on maintaining that weight for longer periods of time on each muscle.
New August Exercise/Warmup Additions!
Keeping with our monthly tradition, we will again be adding new exercises and new stretches! Each and every month we will bring something new to our classes, which allows us to add to our extensive library of workout options which means not only do we keep things unique and fresh, but we are able to maximize our workout potential instead of getting caught up in the same thing month in and month out! In the month of August we will be adding two new workout exercises and one new warmup exercise.
Single Arm Lying Dumbbell Flies
- Picture yourself on the flat bench doing a chest fly out to the side. We will be switching that up by doing the exercise from the ground this time.
Divebomb touch & go
- Just like a traditional divebomb pushup, except instead of stopping and reversing back upward when we go low, we will continue forward by extending our chest out and forward just above the ground.
Standing quad stretch
- Last month we focused more attention on the quads in the pigeon stretch. This month we will add more focus on the quads during the standing portion of our stretching routine.