Last night was Zumba “Toning” at Mo’s Sweat Shop in Grand Ledge.
I like the class, but the instructor always says “we use light weights so that you don’t bulk up, but rather tone.” Ok. A one-pound weight isn’t going to do a whole lot, and lifting heavy will not cause a woman to get huge. I like the workout because it goes pretty quickly and it’s a solid burn. In my hour workout, I burned about 500 calories.
Tonight I’m hitting the gym for another lifting session. My plan going in is to work both arms & legs with the following exercises:
Squat to Overhead Press
Kettle Bell Swings
Barbell Static Lunge
Clean & Press
…and maybe a few others. I plan to post the barbell weight and sets/reps after I’ve completed the workout to have as a reference point for future progress.