Resistance Training for Women Over 40 – At Home!

Resistance Training for Women Over 40 – At Home!

Resistance Training for Women Over 40

A total-body, fun, functional and doable workout for all levels. Great for home and as always, made for women over 40.

For this workout, my aim was to get as many muscles moving on your body, for each individual exercise – but without complicated, hard-to-follow, movements.

Because I hate complicated, and I feel I’m not alone with that statement either. Yes?

I also added some cardio drills (so we could toast some calories), and snuck in some abs – so those get toasted too.

PS – the dogs are in the house for this workout, and (thankfully) they were reasonably well-behaved except for that one time when someone knocked on the door and they barked their heads off. But, who can blame them?? That’s their job as Chief of Security for the Wren/Bragg household.

 TOOLS NEEDED

(1) heavy, a pair of moderate

THE WORKOUT

1. Side lunges + plie squat combo
2. Renegade row to squat combo
3 x 50sec

3. Woodchops
4. Up & over dumbbell
8 x 20sec

5. Deadlift to squat combo
6. Narrow to wide chest press
3 x 50sec

7. L arm single arm snatch
8. R arm
8 x 20sec

9. Kneeling or standing tricep extension
10. V sit presses
11. Bicycle crunches
3 x 40sec

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Best Weight Training Workout for Women Over 40

Best Weight Training Workout for Women Over 40

Best Weight Training Workout for Women Over 40

Over 40? Give this east-to-follow weight training workout for women over 40 a spin! I think you’ll love it ❤

This workout had me dripping in sweat. However, I think it was more the humidity factor at time of filming rather than the workout.

Don’t get me wrong, through. This workout will challenge if you are using HEAVY ENOUGH dumbbells.

Yes, the caps was me yelling at you 🙂 But, yelling only because I care and I want YOU to see results.

So grab some heavies and come and have some fun with George and I.

TOOLS NEEDED

a pair of moderate and heavy

THE WORKOUT

Ab Appetizer
1. 10 plank crunches
2. 10 plank see saws
3. 10 side plank hip drops
4. 10 on the other side

5. Goblet squat
6. Alt bent over row OR renegade row
3 x 40sec

7. Tricep presses
8. Suitcase deadlifts
3 x 40sec

Ab Appetizer Drill again 🙂

9. Reverse flys
10. Side to side lunges
3 x 40sec

11. Behind head tri extensions
12. Squat presses
3 x 40sec

Ab Appetizer Drill again… but this time I am calling it our Ab Dessert Drill

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Full Body Workout for Home with Dumbbells

Full Body Workout for Home with Dumbbells

Full Body Workout at Home with Dumbbells for Women Over 40

Great for home! Full body strength workout using only 1 dumbbell for women over 40.

One of my favourite workouts is my Gladiator Workout. It’s a cult fave with my classes, and my Patreon community too.

And… this is why I wanted to re-vamp it and freshen it up a bit (since the original was recorded 5 years ago).

This newly re-vamped version only uses 1 dumbbell and chair.

As with the original, we have 10 exercises that will hit every muscle in the body, done in a circuit format so we max the calorie burn.

Have fun!!

TOOLS NEEDED

1 heavy dumbbell (I’m using a 15lb), and a sturdy chair

THE WORKOUT

1. Goblet squat
2. Prine squat to toe touches
3. Woodchops
4. T push-ups
5. Alternating reverse lunges (sub bridges if lunges hurt your knees)
6. Alternating bent-over row
7. Alternating side to side lunges (sub step-out-side to side squats if lunges bother the knees)
8. Alternating renegade row (sub alt bent-over wide row)
9. Alternating steps ups on a chair (sub wall sit)

3 x 50sec

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Strength & Mobility Training for the Upper Body

Strength & Mobility Training for the Upper Body

Strength & Mobility Training for the Upper Body for Women Over 40

All levels, strength, and mobility workout for the UPPER BODY for women over 40.

⁣This all-levels, strength & mobility workout for the upper body will leave you feeling strong and amazing.

The strength portion of this workout is a true strength workout, too. So, please make sure you are using heavy enough dumbbells. We also superset the same muscle groups for the first 4 moves – hyper-targeting all the muscles pecs and back muscles.

The workout is broken up like so: for 30-minutes we target the muscles of the upper body, with extra emphasis on the arms, and finish off with 10-minutes of dynamic and static mobility and flexibility work for the shoulders and spine (with some extra loving to your thoracic – mid-back).

 

TOOLS NEEDED

A pair of heavy & moderate
Stability ball (however, if you don’t own one don’t worry! I show you how you can easily do the exercises without on.)

THE WORKOUT

1. Chest press
2. Chest flys
3 x 40sec

3. 1 arm row
4. Same arm reverse fly
5. Other arm row
6. Other arm reverse fly
2 x 40sec

⁣7. 1 DB tricep skull crushers
8. 1 DB standing hammer curl
3 x 40sec

9. Tricep kickbacks (alt)
10. Bicep curls (alt)
3 x 40sec

Active Mobility Drills:
11. I, Y, T
12. Prone flys

Mobility & Flexibility exercises

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How to Create a Workout Plan for Home

How to Create a Workout Plan for Home

How to Create a Workout Plan for Home for Women Over 40

Below are my show notes for the video above:

WANT TO LEARN HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN WORKOUT PLAN. THERE IS A METHOD TO THE MADNESS, SO STICK AROUND WHILE I REVEAL 3 TRAINER SECRETS ON PROGRAM DESIGN AND WHAT YOU NEED TO DO SEE RESULTS.

TIP 1: YOU NEED TO DEFINE WHAT THE HELL YOUR GOAL IS?

  •   DO YOU WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT?
  •   BUILD MUSCLE?
  •   RUN YOUR FIRST 10KM?

YOUR GOALS WILL DETERMINE WHAT YOUR MAIN FORM OF FITNESS SHOULD BE.

FOR EXAMPLE: IF YOU WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT? THE STUDIES AND EVIDENCE (FOR WOMEN OVER 40) ALL POINT TO STRENGTH TRAINING & HIIT AND TABATA TYPE WORKOUTS AS THE MOST EFFECTIVE.

BUT, IF YOUR GOAL IS TO RUN A 10KM, A WEEKLY PLAN OF HIIT AND TABATAS (WHICH ARE SHORTER WORKOUTS) WON’T HELP YOU AS MUCH A WEEKLY PLAN OF RUNNING LONGER DISTANCES.

DEFINE YOUR GOAL AND THEN…

TIP #2 

FIGURE OUT HOW MUCH TIME YOU HAVE TO WORKOUT IN A WEEK.

IF YOU HAVE AN HOUR A DAY, AWESOME, BUT IF YOU HAVE A FAMILY, JOB, LIFE, YOU MAY ONLY BE TO FIT IN A FEW 30-MIN WORKOUTS A WEEK. 

WITH THAT SAID, THOUGH, YOU NEED TO BE BRUTALLY HONEST WITH YOURSELF ABOUT YOUR EXPECTATIONS AS WELL.

IF YOU ONLY HAVE 30-MIN, A FEW DAYS A WEEK AVAILABLE TO YOU DON’T EXPECT TO LOOK LIKE JENNIFER LOPEZ.

THE AMOUNT OF EFFORT AND TIME IS WHAT WILL DICTATE YOUR END RESULT.

BUT I DON’T YOU TO OVER ESTIMATE YOUR TIME AVAILABLE EITHER… THINKING ‘AHHH I’LL DO AN HOUR EVERYDAY BECAUSE A 6 PACK IS UNDER THERE, I KNOW IT”. ONLY TO DROP OUT AFTER A FEW WEEKS BECAUSE YOU ACTUALLY DO NOT HAVE AN HOUR A DAY TO WORKOUT.

IF YOU WATCHED MY VIDEO A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO ON THE ONE THING YOU NEED TO DO TO REACH YOUR FITNESS GOALS THAN YOU KNOW THAT CONSISTENCY IS QUEEN. YOU NEED TO BE CONSISTENT WITH YOUR WORKOUTS IN ORDER TO SEE RESULTS.

I ALSO DO NOT RECOMMEND WORKING OUT 7 DAYS A WEEK. AT THE BARE MINIMUM YOU SHOULD HAVE 1 DAY OF REST FROM STRUCTURED EXERCISE.

YOU SEE YOU DON’T ACTUALLY BUILD YOUR MUSCLES IN THE GYM. THEY ARE BROKEN DOWN IN THE GYM, AND THEN GET REBUILT STRONGER AND DENSER WHILE YOU ARE RESTING.

STRENGTH WORKOUTS YOU WANT TO GIVE YOURSELF 48 HOURS IN BETWEEN YOUR LIFT DAYS (IF YOU ARE PERFORMING TOTAL BODY STRENGTH WORKOUTS). 

A TYPICAL TRAINING REGIME IS M/W/F OR T/TH/SAT AND THEN ON YOUR OFF DAYS FROM STRENGTH TRAINING YOU CAN ADD SOME CARDIO – BE IT LONG, SLOW DISTANCE, OR HIITS OR TABATAS.

I, PERSONALLY, TAKE 2 DAYS OFF EVERY WEEK, AND I PROGRAM MY PATREON COMMUNITY’S WORKOUT PLANS WITH 5 DAYS A WEEK TOO, WITH AN OPTIONAL CARDIO/HIIT WORKOUT THO IF THEY ARE FEELING EXTRA GROOVY THAT WEEK.

WHATEVER YOUR TIME COMMITMENT IS THOUGH, DEVELOPING THE MOST EFFICIENT WORKOUT IS CRUCIAL.

BECAUSE WHY SPEND 2 HOURS WORKING OUT IF YOU CAN GET JUST AS MUCH ACCOMPLISHED IN 30-45 MIN? 

THIS LEADS ME TO MY FINAL TIP – TIP #3 – TRAIN SMARTER, NOT HARDER.

THIS INVOLVES CHOOSING EXERCISES FOR BEST RESULTS, AND FOR EFFICIENCY OF TIME. SO YOU DO TRAIN SMARTER.

HERE’S MY PERSONAL FORMULA FOR WHEN I PROGRAM MY TOTAL BODY WORKOUTS ON YOUTUBE, AS WELL AS MY OWN PERSONAL WORKOUTS:

PICK ONE EXERCISE THAT TARGETS THE PUSH MUSCLES – WHICH ARE THE CHEST, TRIS & SHOULDERS, FOLLOW THAT IMMEDIATELY WITH ONE THAT HITS THE LEGS, AND THEN RIGHT AWAY ONE THAT HITS THE PULL MUSCLES – BACK MUSCLES & BICEPS. PERFORM 3-5 SETS, USING A WEIGHT THAT WILL GIVE YOU FEEDBACK ABOUT 75% OF WAY IN, AND NO REST. 

AN EXAMPLE OF THIS IN WORK IS:

PUSH UPS
SQUAT
PULL UP (OR 2 ARM ROW)

THIS IS ALSO CALLED SUPERSETTING. AND I LOVE THIS TYPE OF PROGRAMMING BECAUSE IT GIVES EACH MUSCLE GROUP AMPLE TIME TO REST – SO YOU CAN REALLY NAIL FORM, AND LIFT HEAVY ENOUGH WITH EACH SET. IT HITS ALL THE MUSCLES, GIVING YOU A BALANCED WORKOUT AND… IT IS ALSO A SUPER EFFICIENT WAY TO TRAIN BECAUSE YOU AREN’T JUST SITTING AROUND WAITING FOR YOUR LEGS TO RECOVER AFTER YOUR SQUAT. INSTEAD, YOU MOVING TO ANTHER EXERCISE THAT TARGETS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT MUSCLE GROUP, LIKE YOUR BACK MUSCLES IN THIS EXAMPLE.

I USUALLY PROGRAM MY OWN WORKOUTS LIKE THIS AND AFTER MY SETS I WOULD DO ANOTHER SERIES OF COMPOUND MOVEMENTS, LIKE ABOVE, TARGETING THE LARGER MUSCLES AGAIN, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON THE GLUTES AND HAMSTRING FOR LEGS – SINCE A SQUAT IS MORE QUAD DOMINATE.

I ALSO SUCK AT PUSH-UPS, AND WANT TO IMPROVE THEM, WHICH IS WHY I ADD THOSE AT THE BEGINNING OF MY WORKOUT. WHEN I HAVE THE MOST ENERGY.

THE NEXT SERIES OF MOVES COULD INVOLVE:

CHEST PRESS
STEP UPS
REVERSE FLYS

FOR REP COUNT WATCH MY VIDEO ABOUT HOW TO PICK A REP COUNT FOR YOUR GOALS – IVE ATTACHED THE LINK IN THE DESCRIPTION DOWN BELOW. 

FROM THERE YOU CAN START WORKING YOUR WAY TO THE SMALLER MUSCLES LIKE THE GLUTE MED (OUTER HIPS), TRICEPS, SHOULDERS, BICEPS.

SINCE THESE MUSCLES ASSISTED YOU IN THE COMPOUND MOVEMENTS IT’S A GREAT IDEA TO PROGRAM THEM AT THE END OF YOUR WORKOUT, SO YOU DON’T BURN THEM OUT – CAUSE THEY’RE SMALLER AND WILL BURN OUT FASTER.

WHEN EVERYTHING IS TRAINED, AND IF YOU HAVE TIME, ADD SOME CORE WORK THEN. HOWEVER, IF YOU WORK WITH DUMBBELLS, TRX, TUBING, MED BALLS, AND EVEN BODYWEIGHT, KNOW THAT YOUR CORE FIRES UP ON EACH AND EVERY MOVEMENT PATTERN.

IF YOU DO WANT TO ADD ISOLATED CORE WORK, DO IT AT THE VERY END OF YOUR WORKOUT. YOU SEE WE WANT YOUR CORE TO BE STRONG TO STABILIZE YOUR SPINE THROUGH YOUR WORKOUT, AND NOT PRE-FATIGUED.

BUT…. IF YOU ARE AN EXPERIENCED EXERCISER THEN THROW ALL THAT OUT THE WINDOW AND MAYBE START WITH YOUR CORE, HIT THE SHOULDERS AND ARMS AND THEN MOVE ONTO YOUR COMPOUND EXERCISES.

THIS IS A GREAT A WAY TO BREAKTHROUGH ANY PLATEAUS.

BUT, I’VE SAID THIS BEFORE. DON’T OVERTHINK THIS TO THE POINT OF PARALYSIS.

EVERY STEP FORWARD, NO MATTER HOW SMALL, WILL GET YOU TO YOUR GOAL.

AND FYI: IF WANT ME TO PROGRAM YOUR WORKOUTS, COME AND JOIN US ON PATREON.

 

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