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Pyramid Workout #2

Pyramid Workout

So last week we looked at our first pyramid workout and that focussed on increasing the reps of each exercise, this week we are going to look a triangle pyramid where we will ascend and build from very light weights to very heavy and then back down to very light weights again. For each of the weights exercises I want you to do the following reps:

  • 10 reps very light weights
  • 8 reps moderate weights
  • 6 reps heavy weights
  • 4 reps very heavy weights
  • 6 reps heavy weights
  • 8 reps moderate weights
  • 10 reps very light weights

It’s up to you to choose what you find is the very light up to very heavy weights as only you know what you can lift. Only lift what you can lift using perfect form, this is not about completing it quickly, it’s about completing it correctly so take the time you need to lift properly as you don’t want to do any damage!

Now here’s the list of the weights exercises to do following the reps outlined above:

  1. Bicep curls
  2. Weighted squats
  3. Tricep kickbacks
  4. Deadlift
  5. Hammer curl
  6. Shoulder press

Love Roo xx

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Pyramid Workout #1

Pyramid Workout

Pyramid workouts involve completing a workout and increasing either the number of reps or the size of the weights lifted. The benefits of this is that it helps to develop your strength and endurance. This is a great technique for muscle gains and development; but let me remind you ladies that it won’t make you bulky and all incredible Hulk like! This is going to help you really get some strength and definition, and give you some sexy toned and sculpted muscles!

This workout focuses on the former where you should increase the number of reps per set as follows:

  • 1 x hammer curl
  • 1 flat back row
  • 2 x hammer curl
  • 2 flat back row
    • repeat x 8


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Leg Tabata Workout

beautiful female legs in sport wear

This workout will get your legs shaking, quivering and burning in no time! If you want to lose those extra pounds then this cardio tabata will help with that and the focus on legs will really improve your muscle and strength so when that little layer of fat disappears you will have great definition and toned legs to make a Victoria’s Secret model green with envy!

Remember if you want to make this a great¬†workout, take 1 minute rest and then repeat this circuit again until you’ve done it four times!

Love Roo xx

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Muscle Strength Imbalance

muscle anatomy editSome people may notice that one side of their body is stronger than the other, I have noticed that my right arm is stronger than my left and this is something I really have to work on and find really frustrating. It’s quite normal but it just takes some clever exercising to get yourself even! Here’s some tips on what you should do if you find you have a muscular imbalance.




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Speed Shred – It’s Not Just For Boys!




Boys! You need to step aside because the girls are taking on speed shred and they are tearing it up!! We’re going to gets abs on our abs and make you weep! For anyone that thinks this exercise is just for boys, I’m going to explain why that’s not the case, and that girls you don’t need to actually worry about “bulking up”, this won’t happen, it will tone and define every inch of your body and you’ll wonder why you’ve not being trying it before!


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Fashion Friday – Bikini Hell & A Bit of Honesty

sexy silhouette surfer girl at sunset

I think it’s really important to¬†give a realistic view of the challenges, rewards and low points of setting yourself goals in weight loss and fitness. I don’t want to pretend that sometimes I don’t struggle and that I don’t have wobbles every now and again. It’s only human. The important thing isn’t about not falling down it’s about the strength and determination to pick yourself up again. I had a recent set back and to some it was minuscule but to me it was a really big deal. everything is relative to your own personal circumstances.


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SLT Training – Strengthen, Lengthen, Tone

SLT is an exercise I am desperate to try! At the moment it only seems to be available on the other side of the pond and when it does come to the UK you can guarantee it’s only going to be available in London, which is no good for me!!

SLT has been summed up as “if cardio, strength training and pilates had a baby, it would be SLT”! It’s based on the holistic principles of pilates but heavily emphasises on strength training and cardio. It’s the result of people who want the benefits of the stretches from pilates but the sweat and exertion and sense of having done a workout that comes from strength training and cardio.

SLT training claims to achieve faster results in muscle definition than pilates would alone and is a firm favourite exercise of Sofia Vergara! If it’s good enough for her then it’s definitely good enough for me!

This form of workout is based on using a machine called the Megaformer which has a series of springs and pulleys and when utilised provides resistance and counter-resistance and therefore encouraging maximum exertion. Basically this exercise does what it says on the tin; it strengthens, lengthens and tones all of your muscles whilst getting your heart rate up and giving your body an exercise/">HIIT workout.

I definitely can’t wait for this to hit our shores as I would love to be able to give it ago. Although from looking at the SLTNYC website it does not come cheap, so at least I’ve got time to save whilst I wait for it to come our way!!

Check out this video though so you can see what’s in store!

Love Roo xx

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