April 24, 2015: Glutes + Shoulder Focus

On Friday at the gym, I usually do an “odds / ends” workout where I work on lagging muscle groups or simply just have fun experimenting with different exercises.  Working out is supposed to be fun and not something you totally dread…so I like to keep my workouts exciting.

Today I did some upper body work and leg exercises (mostly a glute focus).

The first exercises, Deadlifts and Push Ups, are tough!  I complete 10 sets of the exercises, back-to-back, for 15 reps each.  The goal is to do this as quickly as possible (least amount of breaks), with EXCEPTIONAL form, of course!

I always have fun doing circuits like this because I time myself and try to beat the workout before.

Enjoy 😉


1. Sumo Deadlift

2. Push Ups

x15 (10 sets)

1. Squats x20 (constant tension, no lockout)

2. Reverse Lunge w/ Barbell Overhead (x15/leg)

x 3 rounds

1. Narrow Smith Squats (toes elevated) x20

2. Hip Thrust on Bench x50

x 3

1. Abductor Machine

3×50 (partials once I fatigue)

1. Inchworm Push Ups x 10

2. Jump Squats x20

x 3

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  1. I came across this post today and had to comemnt! I’m in my 37th week of pregnancy, we’re expecting our baby boy (first child) very soon, and I’m itching to get back into running post-pregnancy. Reading this was really inspirational and offered a lot of great advice and tips that I’m sure will help me along as I get back into the swing of things post-baby. Thanks for posting, and for inspiring other running mummies!Liz

    • Hello! I am so glad you came across the article and have found that it inspired you to get back into it after you have your baby! Congrats on the first child, as well! :) I look forward to hearing about your progress!


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