Weekly Moves and Grooves IV

Hello and happy Sunday!

I’m currently in New Hampshire on the last day of weekend retreat with the Catholic center, but I promised weekly workouts again, so here they are! I put Saturday as TBD because I typed this up before leaving for the retreat, so the moves and grooves for that day was a wild card at the time…at this time…at…whatever. Past, present and future tense get all jumbled up in my brain when pre-scheduling posts.

weekly moves and grooves


5 min. stair master warm-up + leg workout

  • Superset: 10 pistol squats each leg + 30 side jump lunges
  • Superset: 20 curtsy lunges each leg (20# DBs) + 20 jump lunges
  • 8-8-8-8 squats (90#)
  • Superset: 10 deadlifts (90#) + 20 jump squats
  • Superset: 12 hamstring curls (70#) + 20 surfer jumps

My legs were literally twitching and shaking by the curtsy lunges, guys. My butt was sore on a whole new level the next day.


18 min. plank workout from Purely Twins

This never gets easier.


10 min. elliptical warmup + dumbbell circuit workout via Blonde Ponytail


Click here for exercise tutorials!

I hadn’t done this workout in FOREVER, and doing it again reminded me how much I love it! Workouts that move quickly and involve both strength and cardio are my favorites.




5 min. row + upper body strength + yoga

I did this quick upper body strength workout before going to yoga:

  • Superset: 20 bicep curls (20# barbell) + 20 tricep dips
  • Superset: 10 vertical rows + 10 vertical rows with a pulse + 20 Mac raises (10# DBs) // Arnold presses on the last round
  • Some number of lat pull downs + wide stance pushups before I needed to go to yoga!

I focused on doing the bicep curls with full range of motion with a lighter weight, and my biceps definitely felt it the day after! I have to remember that form > weight always.


Super quick leg tabata inspired by Lindsay’s workout

 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off 4x each:

  • squats + lunges
  • split jack lunges + bridges
  • Bulgarian split squats right + left

I’m such a freak/nerd/loser that I used my stat and chem textbooks for prisoner squats and lunges.

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Guatever works, ok? Multi-purposing.



Well I gotta bolt! Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!

So tell me:

What’s the strangest thing you’ve used as weight?

What was your favorite workout this week?





6 thoughts on “Weekly Moves and Grooves IV

  1. My favourite workout this was my core workout, as most of the time that’s my favourite. I did 3 of my favourite blogilates videos, one for total abs, one for back, one for obliques.
    What are 8-8-8-8 squats?

  2. I just realized your shirt says BU and that you go there! I went to BU for a few years, and I was in Sargent studying Human Physiology! I can’t wait to keep up with your blog. Good luck in school.

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