I finally did it! A couple weeks ago, I hit the BUY button and started studying for my AFAA Certification. I’m really excited to be working on my #2 goal for 2016! I’ve already received two offers from local places to teach once I’m certified. If that doesn’t give me motivation, I don’t know what will! I’m also planning to get my personal trainer certification after my AFAA which will put me one step closer to my goal of coaching under the Powered By BLING brand.
In addition to doing body pump two days a week, I also do some HIIT training once a week with a local private group. I love the fast pace of HIIT and the compound movements. The intensity of the workout is a great way to get in some cross training for triathlon and improve strength. I’ve taken some of my favorite movements from HIIT and Body Pump and put them together in this 60 Minute HIIT Workout. I keep this workout on the whiteboard in Testosterone Zone with a goal to increase the amount of weight for each movement over time.
Overhead Tricep Press with Weight Plate – Using a weight plate to add resistance to this movement, stand in a forward lunge position with your arms extended over your head. Palms should be facing inward with arms beside the ear. To engage the muscle, bend at the elbows and extend back to starting position. If you don’t have access to a weight plate, you can use a dumbbell or even a barbell either without weight plates or with a low weight. For an example of this movement, watch this video.
What are your favorite HIIT workout exercises?