I have also been switching up how I eat my Quest protein bars( which let me tell you are the best quality protein bar you can buy and trust me I have tried a lot of them!) I used to eat them after warming them in the microwave for 10 seconds, which was delicious but have tried baking them lately and let me tell you…amazing!!! I cut them into 3 or 6 pieces depending on how much of the bar I am eating then put on parchment paper and cook 350 for 5-8 minutes, keep an eye on them. I swear to you they bake up and taste like delicious legit cookies! Following a plan were you can get creative with your food and look forward to eating it, is what is going to keep you motivated to want to stick with it!
Workout: Partner Sprints/ Pyramid circuit
Today's workout started with partner sprints using bands. Marissa and I use thick resistance bands and attach them so each of us has one of the attached bands around our waist. If you do not have a partner and have access to a sled that would be a great alternative. If you do not have access to either, then running normal sprints is still a great and challenging option!
If you have a partner have them load up the resistance bands, meaning have them try to slow you down by leaning back into the band.
To perform a ball slam:
- Hold a medicine ball (15 lb) with both hands and stand with your feet at shoulder width. This will be your starting position.
- Initiate the counter movement by raising the ball above your head and fully extending your body.
- Reverse the motion, slamming the ball into the ground directly in front of you as hard as you can.
- Receive the ball with both hands on the bounce and repeat the movement.
-Sprint 30 seconds then perform 15 jump squats after each sprint (this should burn). Repeat 4 times!
Kettlebell and ball slam pyramid
For a pyramid workout perform:
1 ball slam, 1 kettlebell swing
2 ball slams, 2 kettlebell swing
3 ball slams, 3 kettlebell swing
4 ball slams, 4 kettlebell swing
5 ball slams, 5 kettlebell swing
6 ball slams, 6 kettlebell swing
7 ball slams, 7 kettlebell swing
8 ball slams, 8 kettlebell swing
9 ball slams, 9 kettlebell swing
10 ball slams, 10 kettlebell swing
Take 1-2 minute break then go back down the pyramid from 10 to 1!
Finish up workout with 3 more 30 second sprints then perform 10 push ups after each sprint. Repeat 3 times!