I think it’s commonly known in the gym world that Monday is the day for new beginnings.

It’s the day when big, burly man try to bench press way to much weight and grunt as loudly as they can.

It’s the day when woman do a 45-minute leg workout to make up for the spoonful of frosting they ate over the weekend.

On Mondays, you won’t find me working chest or legs. At least not most of the time.

Mr. How Sweet had such a tough leg workout on Saturday that he could barely walk.

And he whined and told me a 15-minute-long story about his leg workout. I think I was eating bon-bons or something.

Needless to say, this leg workout is based on Mr. How Sweet’s.

It is what I will be punishing myself with later this week.


5 minute warm up

Front squats: 4 x 12

Leg presses: 5 x 8

Walking lunges: 3 x 40 (total)

Deadlifts: 4 x 10

Have fun!

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15 Responses to “Fitness Kick Start: Typical Monday.”

  1. #
    katie — August 23, 2010 @ 4:49 pm

    I almost did this exact workout today! haha.. thats awesome!!! I hate doing deadlifts at my school gym tho.. like everybody gives me the craziest looks!!


  2. #
    Angela — August 23, 2010 @ 4:54 pm

    So true Monday is always full of people trying to start over. It is easily my least favorite day to workout! I like to workout in peace and with a little space. Leg presses are my favorite the rest looks like pure punishment. But I’m sure you’ll have fun! ;)


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    Suzanne — August 23, 2010 @ 4:58 pm

    Nice! And to think I did legs & chest today w/o even having to work off sweets – I guess I’m ahead of the game! (though I do feel cheated…)


  4. #
    Low — August 23, 2010 @ 5:00 pm

    I hate working legs, but I love the way they look when I work them regularly. Looks like a great workout.


  5. #
    Wei-Wei — August 23, 2010 @ 5:16 pm

    Oh, dear. Monday is SO start-over day… but yeah. Great legs workout! I think I’ll try it tonight ;)


  6. #
    Tina — August 23, 2010 @ 5:18 pm

    I love simple leg workouts like that. They are basic, but get you where it hurts. Looks like a good one!


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    Naomi(onefitfoodie) — August 23, 2010 @ 6:03 pm

    simple and effectve, thats what Im all about. LOVE deadlifts and walking lunges. My legs are getting more used to them, but they are KILLER!! do you just use your body weight when you do walking lunges, or hold DB or barbell?


    • Jessica — August 23rd, 2010 @ 6:13 pm

      I prefer dumbbells. If I am doing more than 20, I hold 25lb dumbbells. If I do less I hold anywhere from 30-40lb-ers.


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    One Healthy Apple — August 23, 2010 @ 7:36 pm

    That looks painfully fabulous. I also love your intro into the post- you are too funny!


  9. #
    Krista (kristastes) — August 24, 2010 @ 6:42 am

    I love leg workouts that hurt. so. good. for a couple days after!


  10. #
    Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen — August 24, 2010 @ 2:24 pm

    Looks great! I did my arms over the weekend, and am still recovering. Legs were earlier last week – so I think it is time to destroy them again! This looks like a great way to do it! Thanks Mr. How Sweet!


  11. #
    Ashli A — April 1, 2011 @ 7:46 am

    OMG…you hold 25 lb dumbbells in each hand for walking lunges? OMG… I think I need to go to the gym now! Sheesh.


  12. #
    Michelle — April 1, 2011 @ 2:38 pm

    I am going to have try this workout this upcoming Monday! Looks killer, but I love a killer workout!


  13. #
    Jen @ keepitsimplefoods — April 3, 2011 @ 5:15 pm




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