Guest Post: Busy But Healthy’s 2-Day Split Weight Workout

I’m delighted to introduce Kristine from Busy But Healthy for today’s guest post! Kristine lives in the Vancouver area as well and I discovered her blog fairly recently. We have similar eating habits (sticking with high-protein snacks as often as possible, and baking with unrefined sweeteners only). I love her blog as she always provides something different and interesting to read, and she recently announced she’s expecting her second child, so she’s one busy lady (as indicated by her blog title!).

I was so excited to ask Kristine to guest post for me as I know that with her fitness background she will have an awesome workout for you guys. And sure enough, she does – enjoy!

Anna 🙂

Hi everyone! I’m Kristine, and I blog over at Busy But Healthy. I’m happy to be doing a guest post for you today! I first ‘met’ Anna a little while back when we discovered each other’s blogs. The neat thing was, we’re both from the Vancouver area, and we also blog about similar topics!

On my site, I write a lot of healthy recipes, fitness tips, health info and the occasional workout. I also frequently blog about my personal life, being a mom to a 3-year-old daughter, and now that I have #2 on the way, there are tidbits about that too!

Since I’m having all the lovely food aversions right now, I thought I’d write a fitness post vs. a recipe.

As a former fitness competitor and certified weight trainer, I guess you could say I know my way around the gym. Even though I promote weight training, I’m huge on variety in my workouts, and like to incorporate other things like yoga, TRX, bootcamp and spinning.

If you’re wanting to get more adventurous in the weight room, this is my favourite 2 day a week workout split that can give you great results if you stick to it for 4-6 weeks. These workouts are great to add in your weekly fitness regime.

It works every major muscle group, and the super-setting gets you in and out of the gym quickly. If you are a beginner, you can always modify to what you’re comfortable with, and do fewer sets of each exercise (1-2 sets vs. 3-4 sets)

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Kristine’s Favourite 2-Day Split Weight Workout

Day #1 – LEGS & ARMS

*Note: Superset means you do the exercises back to back with no rest. Once you complete your sets, you move onto the next group of 2 exercises.

DAY #2 – SHOULDERS, CHEST & BACK

3-4 sets of each tri-set – 8-10 reps – as heavy as you can while still maintaining form

*Note: Tri-set means you do the exercises back to back with no rest. Once you complete your sets of the group of 3 exercises, you move onto the next group.

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Finish with 1 set of Side Lateral Drop Sets – 50 reps (5 weights, 10 reps each – ie. 20, 15, 12, 10, 8 lbs)

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I hope you enjoy the workouts, and I’d love you to come over for a visit 🙂

xo Kristine

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Comments

  1. Hope you’re having a great holiday Anna! The post looks great, thanks a bunch! If anyone has any questions on the workout, I’d be happy to answer!

  2. really…only 2 workouts a week! i found a site that looked pretty good but the workouts are 6 days a week in the gym and that may make me cry. think i’ll give yours a go first..much more managable..thanks!

  3. Oh my goodness – now that is an inspiration to us mothers if we can look even slightly like that in a photo at the gym!!! Great post. SO really – only two weights workouts a week? I think even i could fit that in my schedule.

    • hey..you and me..lets start this week!!

      • Ali & Jane – If you’re doing other types of workouts 2-3 times a week in addition to this, like yoga, bootcamp, spinning which also works certain muscle groups (and yoga and bootcamp are considered to be resistance too!), its a great way to get the benefits of weight training but with still having variety and not ‘just’ doing weight training. Hope you like it!

      • i run 5-6 times a week, so, your routine will be a great help with my running. thanks!!!!

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