SIS: Spring Into Summer Shape Up Week 4

Wow, May is kinda flying by- am I right? Over here in Dayton, the schools will be done for the year this week. Maybe it’s because I had a baby one week into 2017 but it seems crazy that summer is weeks away. (Days if you feel that Memorial Day is the official kick-off to summer like I do!)

Last week my husband was out of town which made it a challenge to get the workouts complete. Truth be told, I didn’t get to all of them which means I want to make those up this week. Not really looking forward to doing some doubles, but we’re in this together so if you’re going to do the workouts, so am I!

So let’s get down to the week schedule and workouts. This week we are doing a lot more combo moves. My intention here is we’ve been working out all month- let’s put our strength to test this week!

Monday: Most of these exercises can be Googled if you’re unsure- but incase you are unfamiliar with the exercises in set 2 I’ve linked examples to glute bridge + side leg extension, y dumbbell press and a dumbbell swing.

Tuesday: Cardio Ladder and Ab day! We’ve been working all month at our cardio endurance so this week we are going to work hard towards that 4 minute push in this ladder workout. With our abs this week we are going to mostly focus on our obliques for a chiseled waist!

Wednesday: Today we are going to forget the weights while we work our arms, butt, back and core. Of course you can always make it harder by adding some light resistance, but that choice is yours 🙂

Thursday: cardio  + ab day! As always I’ve provided a no-equipment cardio routine if you don’t want to do go for a run or hop on a bike! Just make sure you circle back to Tuesday’s oblique ab routine to complete your cardio day!

Friday: We are going to kick off Memorial Day weekend with a killer workout. In each round there is a combo move to be done per side followed by a single arm move and of course a cardio burst!

Saturday: rest

Sunday: yoga or stretch or go for a walk!

Speaking of the long weekend, I’m totally obsessing over this dip dye sweatshirt, it would look so cute sized up as a swim cover up- especially to this flag bikini or to throw on post workout with some errands and these crops in navy!

If you missed it, here is Week 1, Week 2 and Week 3 of the Spring Into Summer Shape Up!

*a friendly reminder that I am not a certified personal instructor. A workout that is right for me, may not be right for you. Proceed at your own risk.

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