June 2017: Buddy Up and Get Back to Work!

Screen Shot 2017-05-30 at 1.56.51 PMIt’s summer time and school is out…but there’s no time for slacking!

We worked hard in May….but we focused more on cardio and getting our metabolism revved up then strength work. So it’s time to get back to a more regimented strength work schedule and build those strong, lean muscles we need for fall races and long runs!

Everyone seemed to enjoy the randomness of our May calendar so the June calendar is similarly random, with different and lots of new exercises surprising us each morning. There are some duplicate days, but they are spread out so when they come back around again you’ll be ready for them.

Oh yes…new exercises! Super excited to introduce y’all to some new things this month. Some you will love and some you will hate, but the key is to TRY each and every one before you decide you just can’t do them. Since we have so many new exercises on the schedule, I will be adding how to videos in each daily post instead of separate pages ahead of time so it will be easy to find them when you ready to get to work. It will be important to click the blog link and check out the exercises so you know what’s coming and how to do them properly. I tried to space out the new stuff so it’s not overly confusing, but do me (and yourself) a favor and TRY THEM! 🙂

When you find something you like, keep it in your workout arsenal for future use! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve come across an exercise I love and throw it in on days that that correlate with the muscles groups that exercise focuses on.

Buddy Up: Our buddy system worked really well in May so I would like to do it again. But for June, let’s pick a new buddy, form some new friendships, and find some new motivation and accountability. Choose someone you don’t know…someone who inspires you and someone you can help through a tough month of workouts!

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Here’s the June 2017 Challenge break down:

  • Monday – Full Body
  • Tuesday – Legs/Hips
  • Wednesday – Arms/Core
  • Thursday – Legs
  • Friday – Arms
  • Saturday – Long Run + 7 Key Stretches for Runners + Plank & Wall Sit
  • Sunday – Yoga for Runners – 3 yoga routine options

This is going to be a challenge. It’s supposed to be a challenge!

But instead of going up in reps/sets throughout the month we are sticking to 2-3 sets of 10 for the whole month. I would love for you to attempt the 3rd set, but I also want you to keep moving so this is a way for you to do what is best for you, your body, and your fitness level. No judgements… do what is best for you. If you only have time for 2 sets one day, then have more time and can bust out 3 sets the next day…perfect! If you only do 2 sets the whole month, that is fine too. But don’t sell yourself short. Don’t only do 2 sets if you know you are strong enough to do more!

Screen Shot 2017-05-30 at 3.08.43 PMThe key to being successful this month is staying disciplined. There are going to be days when you don’t feel like it…but each day’s workout is a little different.

We work certain muscles each day with rest days in between so you will have time to let your muscles recover.  Feel the strength brewing and you know that even when you don’t want to do it…you’ll feel good when it’s done!

As always, we will add fun side challenges, bonus exercises/workouts, and healthy eating reminders throughout the month. But our June calendar holds the core of our strength work so print it out, put it somewhere you will see it each day and…

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June 2017 Challenge Calendar is below. You can find a PDF copy of our calendar in the Strong to the Core files. Have questions? Please ask! I’m always here to help. Reach out to me in our Core Crew group or private message me here.

Let’s GOOOO Crew…time BUDDY UP and get BACK TO WORK! 🙂

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