August – Day 21: Tuesday TURN UP!

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The best day to work out is Tuesday!

Why is Tuesday the best day of the week to workout?

“According to a ClassPass nationwide survey of nearly 21 million workout reservations, no matter who you are or where you live in the country, Tuesday is the most popular day of the week to exercise — the day you actually are willing yourself to sweat.”

Exercise physiologist and celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt says, “On Monday, people are generally sluggish, and recovering from lack of sleep or overindulgences during the weekend. They go through the day’s activities lacking motivation.”

Of course, the #CoreCrew always works out on Mondays! 😉 But this sluggishness might mean that leg day or that nice easy jog we swore we would do isn’t going to happen or isn’t going to be as strong as we wanted. Hopefully, thanks to a bit of remorse over the weekend shenanigans, we’re also likely to spend Mondays ordering salads, chugging water and feeling bad for the weekends bad choices.

On Mondays, a good night’s sleep is typically better than on Sunday when we’re anxious about the week and and our nutrition and hydration tend to be back on track too. We wake up Tuesday morning and our will to work out is at its highest point. With lots of energy, proper hydration and fuel, our workouts are stronger and more focused.

All of a sudden, our boring old Tuesdays become our most grueling and most effective workout session of the week!

Since Tuesday is the best day of the week to workout we’re switching up our Quick Workout and throwing in something a little different today…and I read somewhere this workout is…

The Best Dang Tuesday Workout!

Do three rounds of the following exercises without pausing between rounds.

  • 25 jumping jacks
  • 30 seconds high knees
  • 30 seconds butt kicks
  • 25 walking lunges
  • 10 push-ups
  • 10 air squats (pause for two seconds at the bottom)

The rest of Tuesday’s workout is below. Turn it up Crew!

Day 21 exercises: 3 sets of 20 (“how to” videos below)

  • Goblet (Low) Squats
  • Donkey Kick + Fire Hydrant
  • Clams
  • Single Leg Bridge
  • Wall Sit (3 x :45)

Speed Work: In case you missed it, click here for Monday’s post and scroll down for this week’s speed work.

Day 21 “how to” videos:

Goblet/Low Squats (“butt to the ground”)

Donkey Kick + Fire Hydrant – We’ve done both of these moves many times…now we’re just putting them together to make it one killer move!

Clams – You know this exercise…keep your feet and toes together and if you want a little additional challenge lift your feet off the floor just like in the Clam Video Workout we all love.

Single Leg Bridge – Great exercise for our Core, Back, Glutes, Hips and Legs!

Wall Sit – Three separate times at least :30 each with tight squeeze at the end!

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