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Yesterday, I started my Couch to 5K journey, and I hope you did too! Today, it says is a “rest” day. Because I have so much weight to lose, and I’m not just doing the 5K for the heck of it, I’m not resting. But don’t feel guilty if you are! I did strength training at the gym this morning.
3 sets of 25
I’m not sure what the hip bridges are actually called. You lay on the ground, flat, and then bring your butt up like a bridge. Then take the weights and raise them over your head and then towards your knees.
Side bends are easy, you just hold a 25lb (or however heavy) weight in one hand and reach to the side, towards your ankles. Do 25 on each side and that is one set.
I have bad knees so with the kettle bell swings I did plie squats. For some reason, regular squats KILL my knees but plie squats don’t (but they really burn my thighs, which is good!).
If you don’t have weights, use canned vegetables.. bags of rice.. water jugs.. anything to get the calorie burn up a little higher.
I like to work in circuits. So I would do 25 of the plies with curls, and then 25 of the russian twists, then back to the plies with curls. You could do a bigger circuit or you could do a small one, whatever you prefer. I found the smaller ones are easier for me to keep track of in my mind, and they keep me from getting bored.