Foodie Finds Fitness: Barbell Burner Workout

Let’s talk a little about fitness today, shall we? It has been a long while since I have posted about my workouts. After doing a lot of running throughout grad school and my 2 years in Memphis, I have decided to take a break from it for a while. Instead, I have been focusing more on strength training! I never thought I would hear myself say that, ha. One of the major reasons I have started to warm up to the weight room is because of this class I have fallen in love with called Body Pump. It’s a 60 minute, full body workout that incorporates weights. Every set of exercises is timed to a soundtrack and focuses on a different part of the body such as legs, triceps, or abs. Over the course of the couple months of taking the class, I now feel much more confident about using barbells for exercises. Body Pump gave me a great repertoire of exercises that I can now combine on my own as well as the confidence that I have my form correct. (To avoid injury!). Plus, each week I like to challenge myself by going a little heavier on the weight if I can. The following workout was a quick set I put together and did at the gym on Thursday. It took me about 35 minutes to do all three sets and I was definitely sweating by the end!
barbell burner workoutIn case you aren’t sure what some of the exercises are, here are some references. I completed the circuit with about 35 lbs on the bar, but use more if you have been strength training a while. I also included the body weight equivalent in case you want to do this with no equipment at home! 

Feel free to pin the workout and let me know what you think!

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