Get ready for the second installment of Straight-Up Strength. This is a full-body workout that focuses on form, pace, and lifting heavy dumbbells for your strength. You’ll get a total-body workout that will fatigue and burn out each muscle group! Think of it as your “strictly strength-only” workout.
This time, trainer Tara Putz leads you through this Straight-Up Strength workout, guiding, and instructing proper form through each exercise. Tara will coach you through the moves, giving form cues and keeping you motivated. This workout is lower impact but not lower intensity, and Tara will make sure you feel strong by the end! Modifications are given throughout the workout.
Throughout this Straight-Up Strength workout, Tara Putz will provide you with upper-body, lower-body, total-body, and core combinations. Working in intervals of 45 seconds on, 15 seconds of rest, the goal of each interval is to work as hard as you can during the working interval and take the 15-second rest to recuperate before the next movement. The benefits of doing strength workouts with a work-to-rest ratio is to work on pace and form through each movement.
Tara will coach you through the working intervals. As we always say at Get Healthy U TV, “No Shame in the Modify Game!” Even throughout this lower-impact workout, you will notice that the heart rate will increase just by picking up heavier dumbbells. Trainers Tara, Sam, and Val will show you that you can work at your own pace, making the workout work for you.
This 40-minute strength workout is meant for you to follow along, have fun, and most importantly focus on form, pace, and control while using heavy dumbbells. Squats, lunges, high-pulls, and push-ups are just some of the movements you are going to see during this straight-up strength workout. The beauty of this strength workout is that you will fatigue your muscles and benefit from the afterburn of calories too!
Do not be afraid to have 2–3 sets of dumbbells to choose from throughout this workout. Our advice is to start with the heaviest set of weights you are comfortable using for each movement and drop down as needed if your exercise form starts to falter. Pick up the heavy weights, build that muscle, and join us for this Straight-Up Strength 2 Total-Body Strength Workout!
Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Equipment: Medium to heavy dumbbells, mat
Instructor: Tara Putz