Left/Before starting BBG, Right/ After approx week 32 of BBG
I get a lot of questions about my fitness routine and when I do different parts of it, so I figured I’d do that here for you! I am about to start my 34th week of BBG (2 weeks short of my third full round!), and I am so happy with what I’m doing. I’ve seen some big changes physically in the time I’ve been doing this program, and feel even better on the inside. Self confidence and KNOWING that you can do anything you put your mind to is everything. I’m 36 years old, I have two kids, and I’m in the best shape of my life. If I can do it, you can do it, I promise.
Here we go!
Monday (28 minute circuit, plus 10 minutes of a treadmill warmup and 10 minutes of stretching after): I do BBG legs on this day and it is often the hardest day of the week for me. I add weights to anything I can and recently started using ankle weights on top of that to make it harder. I typically limp out of the gym that day and I am sore for 2-3 days after.
Tuesday (40 minutes cardio, 10 minutes stretching): This is the lone “cardio only” day I do. I go back and forth between a brisk walk on the treadmill at a fairly steep incline, OR I do the stair climber. If I do the stair climber I do 5 minutes walking up regular, 5 minutes walking up sideways on the right, 5 minutes walking up sideways on the left, 5 minutes skipping a step, and then I repeat until I’ve done 40 minutes. I do this at a 6-7 pace. I listen to podcasts during my steady state cardio and it makes it a little less boring;)
Wednesday (28 minute circuit with 10 minute treadmill warmup and 10 minutes of stretching after): I do BBG arms on this day and again, add ankle weights to make it harder. This day tends to be the biggest struggle for me as there are a ton of push ups and it really wears me out! I am shaking when I’m done.
Thursday (28 minute circuit with 5 minutes of a treadmill warmup and 10-15 minute HITT warmup after): I do BBG abs and then I finish up with a HITT workout, as the ab workout doesn’t totally exhaust me as the other days do! My HITT workout varies depending on my mood that day. I either do 30 second intervals of running up double steps at a 16 on the stairmaster, followed by 30 seconds of walking at a slow pace (5) to recover (for 10-15 minutes total); OR, I do sprinting intervals on the treadmill at 30 seconds running full-out and 30 seconds where I jump on the side rials and rest for 30 seconds.
Friday (28 minute circuit, with a 10 minute treadmill warmup and stretching after): I do BBG full body and then really stretch after. Every once and awhile if I’m felling it I will do another HITT workout, but I am usually pretty tired by then, lol.
Notes: I am working on varying my warm ups, either with jumping rope or the rower machine. I am also looking into more varied HITT workouts, but for now this is my routine! I take the weekends to rest and I count my macros for my eating plan.
Thats’s it! Tell me, what HITT routines do you like that you’d recommend? Help a sister out!