Saturday Morning Weights

by Jenny on February 23, 2013

I woke up early this morning so I could get a weight workout in before heading out to my last Saturday morning training session with the highschool softball team I have been meeting with. After a 10 minute warm up on the treadmill, I grabbed the necessary equipment for my workout and got right to it.

I’m a fan of this workout because each muscle gets worked with a stabilization exercise, a resistance exercise and also a power exercise.  Keep in mind that the pace for each exercise class should vary.  Stabilization exercises will be completed at a slow, steady pace; resistance exercises at a medium tempo; power exercises at a medium/speedy pace.  It is important to note though, never jeopardize form for speed so if you are having issues with a specific move, take it as slow as you need to in order to prevent injury.

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Start with the first exercise and work your way through each body part’s exercises before returning to the top and starting again. Repeat the entire workout 3x through. For single leg exercises, I complete the first set on my right leg, second set on my left and then do five and five for the final set. You can split the reps however you prefer, however, getting a complete set on each leg for the first two sets really helps to push your muscles through fatigue. And that only makes you stronger in the long run! :)

If you try it, let me know how you like it! As always, let me know if you have any questions or need alternative exercises for any body part.

Happy Saturday!

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