KT is getting ripped

by Khushboo on June 8, 2011

You know you have gotten a good workout when any kind of movement makes you wince with pain.  To be honest, I’ve never really been strength training’s biggest fan. I guess you could call it a love/hate relationship: I love the results but hate doing it!  Cardio, however, I OWN IT J!  As much as I solely enjoy cardio, I am not seeing the results I want any more.  Therefore I have decided to suck it up and replace 2 cardio workouts per week with strength training sessions.

I completed my first proper one yesterday and shock horror, I loved it!  Although it felt weird to leave the gym after merely doing 10 minutes of cardio, I left on such a high: my heart rate was elevated for the whole session & I was sweeeeaaating!  It was pretty hawt 😆 .  What kept me motivated was going in with a printed plan, photos included.  I’m normally SO clueless when I enter the weights section and unfortunately I don’t have the luxury of any nearby body pump classes.  I assume my sesh was kinda effective as I left with a souvenir: NEXT DAY SORENESS! 


Here’s the plan that I rolled with. I’m not including dumbbell weights as it’s subjective but I tried to lift heavy enough so that if I did any more than 12 reps, my form would be compromised. This entire workout took me about 50 minutes, plus a few more for stretching


After 10 minutes warm-up on the cross trainer, I completed 2 sets of 12 of each of the following 12 exercises:                                                              

  • Dumbbell squats
  • Rear lateral raise
  • Dumbbell deadlift
  • Dumbbell bench press
  • Dumbbell shoulder press
  • Overhead triceps extension
  • Biceps curl
  • Pushups (on my knees)
  • Crunches*
  • Abdominal hip raises*


  • Plank, 45 seconds x2

*I completed 2 sets of 20 for these exercises


For cardio workouts that will similarly kick your butt, check out this or this.

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Priyanka June 9, 2011 at 3:21 am

I think I am abusing cardio these days, but can’t help it, love it much 🙂 I am incorporating some strength training in my routine slowly though.


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