Weekly Challenge – 4.5.10

This week’s challenge is two-fold! The first part is nutritional – NO SODAS ALL WEEK! This will hopefully counteract all the Easter treats we have sitting around. 🙂 I know this will be a hard one for some of you, but I know you can do it, and your body will thank you!

The second part is sumo squats and shoulder presses. For shoulder presses, use a weight that will allow you to fatigue at rep 10.  Stand with feet shoulder width apart.  Hold a dumbbell in each hand and raise your hands to your ears.  Press up, straightening your arms. Here’s a how-to.

For sumo squats, stand with wide legs and toes out. Keep your back straight and shoulders back as you squat down. Really squeeze as you come up. You can do these with or without weight. To add weight, hold a dumbbell with straight arms in front of you. Here is a how-to.

Do sets of 10 of each exercise throughout the day whenever you get a chance. Remember you don’t have to do all of them at once.

Beginners – do  30 Shoulder Presses and 50 Sumo Squats every day this week

Intermediate – do 60 Shoulder Presses and 75 Sumo Squats every day this week

Advanced – do 100 Shoulder Presses and 100 Sumo Squats every day this week

You will be really sore on Wednesday, but  work through the soreness.  However, don’t over-do it! Don’t try to do the advanced levels if you are a beginner.  It will only lead to frustration and/or injury. You will know you are ready to move up a level when you can easily do more reps than recommended. We can all do this! Ready, Set, GO!

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3 thoughts on “Weekly Challenge – 4.5.10

  1. Ed Thomas says:

    Great recommendation on the sodas, Hether. We waste so many calories on our drinks and most people don’t realize it. And don’t get me started on diet drinks… that is a whole other topic!

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