Workouts for the Modern Workaholic – Session #7

These days all the social outlets such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter are populated with workouts or ideas that women need to focus on their bums/butts/glutes/tuchis…  However, the body is a frame and we need to work everything not just one part.  I’ve asked tons of male friends what they’re attracted to and the answers are primarily fit/curves/lean.

This workout focuses on my favorite body part: shoulders with a mix of abs and tabata.  No one likes a slouch or droopy shoulders – get to work!


**All sets in this workout are to start with a light to medium weight for the first set and then progress in weight without compromising form or remain with a challenging weight.

**When moving from exercise to exercise or waiting between sets keep the rest no more than 60 seconds.


Tabata Warm-up:  Jumping Jacks – 3 sets (30 seconds on/30 seconds off)

Exercise #1:  Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press – 3 sets (15/12/10)

Exercise #2:  Seated Stability Ball Dumbbell Lateral Side Raises with Palms Face Up – 4 sets (15/12/10/8)

Exercise #3:  Standing Alternating Hammer Front Raises – 4 sets (15/12/10/8)

Exercise #4 – Tabata:  Jumping Air Squats – 3 sets (30 seconds on/30 seconds off)

Exercises #5 and #6 – Superset:  Stability Ball Weighted Abdominal Crunches – 4 sets (30/25/20/15), and Abdominal V-Toe Touches (30/25/20/15)

(Methodology for Abdominal V-Toe Touches – start in a ‘v’ position with feet together and apply a single pointed foot to the floor then return to the starting position which signifies rep #1 then repeat with the other foot to start rep #2.)

Exercise #7:  Wall Handstand Holds – 3 sets (45 seconds each)


xxx – Sarah

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