You Dip, I Dip, We Dip! Triceps :)

I have another workout for you, my fellow readers! :)

Legs and Triceps my friends! I know everyone focuses on those legs for the summertime and well, of course I do too.  Because swimsuit season is just around the corner everyone is working hard to look good! Don’t worry, you’re not alone.  Nothing weird about this, but alas, I am here with a wonderful workout to help you along your way. :)

Whenever I was doing this workout I started laughing because it made me think of an old song from the 90’s (from when I was a kid!!) Da’ Dip! Which in fact came out in 1996, I was three when it came out. How crazy is that?! Anyways, whenever I was doing the triceps dips that song popped in my head… “when I dip you dip we dip, I put my hand up on your hip…”  Its good motivation, eh? :) And while I’m talking about this song, my favorite part in the song, well the funniest part, rather was “This is my world I’m just a squirrel trying to get a nut so what’s up?”  It’s just funny to say.. and then you get to thinking about some squirrel that just wants to be left along because all he wants is his little acorn.. haha Makes me think of Scrat from Ice Age.

Okay, enough goofing off. Let’s get down to business, the whole reason for this post! THE WORKOUT!

Da’ Dip Workout

Run (I ran about 1 mile and 3/4)

60 Walking Lunges (I did 30 half-way through my run and then 30 at the end)

after your run:

100 Squats (You can even add weights!)

50 Tricep Dips

100 Crunches (i.e. 25 each of raised leg, elbow to knee L+R and normal)

finish with stretching and foam rolling!

Feel free to add or take away from this workout. I know my legs were dying by the end of this workout haha but its nice!

Enjoy and have a nice day! :)

-April

15/20’s Leg Rage

Hey guys! I’m bringing you a killer workout today! Which is then brought to you by a very crappy day at work. So benefits all around. Yay.

Well to begin the day, I was yelled at by my boss. A no-no whenever someone talks to me. Do not yell at me and I will be calm and peaceful with you.. Yell at me, I will treat you how you treat me right back. Point established? Yes. So 8 a.m. get yelled at while having a “professional” conversation discussing my status at work. Benefits, insurance.. the whole nine yards. Mind you, whenever I get really really angry, I cry. Which sucks because it’s like I’m not weak, I just have a problem controlling my anger and so I cry so I don’t beat the crap out of you kind of thing. Make sense? I hope so. haha. Well what was supposed to be a five minute meeting turned into like twenty five minutes. Right before lunch rush. Who the heck talks to someone right before a huge rush?! Especially in that manor.. Ruined my whole day. But I somehow managed to get myself together and stay in a semi-non angry mood the rest of the day. Just kind of depressed. Lame.

It seems like I’m always picked on or pointed out the most for stupid crap. I blame it mostly on the fact that I am a Female who is 19 years old and working in a kitchen. See the problem? I’m a very young female working on a line. You never see that. But here I am trying to make my career choice happen. I will be a chef, and I will be respected! I’ll respect you if you respect me! That’s how it should go at least. The Golden Rule right?

 

Okay, So enough about the terrible day. On to this awesome workout! I came up with this workout a long time ago. Just a forewarning when I’m angry or frustrated I tend to go a little overboard with my workouts. Just to let it all out. This is particularly going to target the legs, thighs butt.. whatever you want to refer to the lower half of your body as workout wise haha. I call it 15/20’s because 80% of this workout involves repetitions of 15 or 20. Makes it easier to remember. And Leg Rage because it focuses on legs and I was in rage mode. Moving on! Get that Metal music playing and start this workout! :)

 

Workout:

—-stretch, foam roll, stretch—- DO IT!

Started with a 2 mile run. Moderate pace.

50 standing squats

20 side leg raises (Right) — lay on your side and keep your leg straight, raise up and down.

20 side leg raises (Left)

20 in and out raised squeezes — lay flat on your back, raise your hips and move your legs in and out, squeeze your butt.

20 L-raised small presses (Left) — elbows propping you up, L shape leg and raise. Do small upwards presses with leg.

20 L-raised small presses (Right)

15 Straight leg reverse up and over bent leg (Left) — elbows propping you up, straight leg up and down the up and across other leg.

15 Straight leg reverse up and over bent leg  (Right)

15 Push-ups

15 Tricep dips

50 Knee-raised crunches — hold legs up at a 90 degree angle and do normal crunches.

Finish with stretching, foam rolling again!

— Feel free to add or deviate from this workout. You can add weights on your legs if you wanted to! You can repeat as many times as you want to, I did it once and I was dead. Then again I have a kneed injury so I’m taking it easy. Remember as you’re doing these leg exercises to keep your core tight. Go slow if you need to, focus on technique rather than speed. It’s not about how many reps you do, it’s about how well you do them.  If you have any questions at all feel free to ask. I know some of these exercises you may be like What in the world does that mean? well I’m here to help! Don’t be afraid to ask! :)

I hope you enjoy this workout!

-April

 

Welcome!

ImageThis is me. Well, let’s be more formal.

Hi! My name is April.  I’m pretty excited that you’re reading this and about to embark on this random adventure in my life because each day I’ll be coming here and telling you all about my awesome life.  I’m a “chef” I put that in quotes because I have not been in the business for that long but sometimes I like to think I have been especially when I come up with something really awesome for dinner at times.  You’ll definitely hear about those days. ;) Baking is the best escape for me. I find it very relaxing since it is exact, you can’t screw it up! Okay, maybe you can… but that’s rare. possibly…

I like working out, basically whenever I find the time.  So you’ll hear about that as well, and if you enjoy Crossfit, then welcome crossfitter!! I hope that you will share with me your knowledge about working out and Paleo as well. :)

This was a bit random, but as this blog goes on I hope to find you more interested and posting ideas you’d like to read about and such. I’m definitely open to writing about ideas.  More goofy than serious, since that’s how I am.  So take the time to read more about me and any other posts you may find intriguing. Enjoy my friends. :)

-April