Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Fire Burnin'

Cue the Sean Kingston...."fire burning!"

Yesterday morning I did the Butt Building Workout that was recently featured on FitTalkNews and let me tell you, it was no joke!! I did a couple of modifications based on time, space, and what was available when I got to the gym so this is what my workout looked like:

Barbell Squats
115 x 8 (2 sets), 135 x 8 (2 sets)

Barbell curtsy lunges
45 x 8 (2 sets), 65 x 8 (3 sets)

Step-ups (with dumbbells in each hand)
10/10 x 12 (2 sets), 15/15 x 10 (2 sets)

Stiff Legged Deadlifts
115 x 5 (2 sets), 135 x 5 (2 sets)

My glutes were ON FIYAH and it was clear to me as I walked to the locker room that I was definitely going to feel it the next day!

Because I'm a glutton for punishment & I want my buns to stop sagging, I decided to visit the StairMonster for a lunch date! I have dubbed the steps leading to the Gold's Gym the "Steps of Doom". Take a look at them!

I curse them every time my legs are sore! There's an elevator that you can take to get to the gym but I just can't bring myself to take it. Instead, I focused on my lime green Nikes and cursed every rep I had done earlier in the day!

I read somewhere..I can't recall exactly where...about challenging yourself on the StairMill by skipping every step. Again, I'm a glutton for punishment and decided I would give this a shot. I'm not ashamed to say that there were several times that I felt like throwing up, crying, hitting the end button, or combining all 3 and calling it a day. The end result of this 45 minute StairMill workout:

Excuse me while I take a photo while gasping for air
I am in a world of DOMS today but I swear my butt looks tighter than it did yesterday. At least that's what I'm going to keep telling myself after each time I cringe from moving my legs :)


  1. I LOVE your shoes too! I also skip steps on the stairmill--it's killer! Or I should say I used to...unfortunately the stair mill is like the only cardio machine my new gym doesn't have :(

  2. OMG! You are killing it! All I can say is that I hope the path to heaven has an elevator after all that you are doing int his life! You may get stuck half way to the gates otherwise! lol

  3. I LOVE THOSE STAIRS! I wish my gym had stairs instead of steppers. I'd WAY rather sprint the real deal! Killer workout, too, lady!

  4. LOVE THOSE SHOES! I love so much about your workout. I love curtsy lunges. Any type of lunge that requires lateral/medial movement gets my fanny fired up! I also LOVE dead lifts. I love feeling the muscles tighten through my hamstrings and into my glutes as I come up! Way to show the stair master who's boss. I wish the Y had one. Enjoy your soreness, you earned it!

  5. love the work out!!!!
    you should try running about 30 sets of the
    "stairs of doom" afterwards!
    every step,skip a step,double jump,every other step a double jump...
    oh wow you got my wheels turning for a totally puketastic workout!
    you have no idea how enviuos i am,lol!!!!
    anyways,great job chica,your beast mode is ON!!

  6. You are going to have the rear of a 16 year old gymnast.....keep it up! :)

  7. This comment has been removed by the author.

  8. Glad you liked my Butt Building Workout!!! Thanks for blogging about it and sharing it!!! Go get it girl!! :)

  9. Love love love your post!

    By the way, I tagged you on my blog today so please check it out if you have a chance. I really enjoy your blog so wanted to point my readers in your direction.