Favorite compound exercises

Hi :) Happy Wednesday! Hope you’re enjoying the day so far.

I had every intention of blogging last night, but then got sucked into Gravity. If you’ve seen it, you know what happened: I couldn’t look away! Such a great movie, and very intense! It seemed like it was only 40 minutes long because it was so action-packed. Highly recommend it. (Also, George Clooney is in there. Just letting you know. Haha)

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Some adventures from the day:

-trying to figure out a fun way to display Livi’s art projects from school. Please let me know if you have any great ideas! I haven’t consulted the Pinterest wizards yet

-some enchiladas in the oven before teaching:

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I used Jess’ recipe from her new book, and they came out amaaaazing. Excited for leftovers today.

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A big smoothie:

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(vegan chocolate Shakeology, spinach, banana, peanut butter, frozen berries and almond milk)

and two barre classes (barre + hot barre).

For the strength portions of the barre classes I teach, I like to include compound exercises that work more than one muscle group at a time. It’s a great way to get more bang for your buck during workouts, as you’re able to work various muscles simultaneously.

Here are some of my faves:

-Plie squat bicep curl

-Row into a tricep extension

-Plank and rotating plank (side to center, to the other side)

-Pushup to side plank

-Lunge with upright row

-Squat to overhead press

How often do you use compound movements in your workouts? Any faves to share? I’ll put together a compound crusher to add to tomorrow’s post.

Have a wonderful day! <3

xoxo

Gina

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