Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Functional Workout Routine

The Functional Workout Routine

DAY 1 EXERCISE 1

SQUAT TO DUMBBELL PRESS

Stand with a dumbbell in each hand, holding the weights at chest level. Squat as low as you can. Come up and press the weights overhead.

The Functional Workout Routine

The Functional Workout Routine

Day 1 Exercise 2

Plank With Dumbbell Row

Hold a dumbbell in each hand and get into push-up position. Keeping your body straight, shift your weight to one side and row the opposite arm’s dumbbell to your side. Repeat on the other arm.

The Functional Workout Routine

Day 1 Exercise 3

T-Push-up

Perform a push-up and then, on the way up, rotate your body to the left, raising your left arm high in the air so that your body forms a “T” shape as you balance on your right arm and foot. Repeat and rotate to the other side.

The Functional Workout Routine

Day 1 Exercise 4

Dumbbell Reverse Chop

Stand with feet a bit wider than shoulder width and hold a dumbbell in both hands by your left hip. Keeping your torso square with your hips, raise the dumbbell diagonally upward to near your head (a reverse woodchopping motion). Perform five reps on each side and repeat.

The Functional Workout Routine

The Functional Workout Routine

DAY 1 EXERCISE 5

Pullup With Knees Raised

Grab a chinup bar with an overhand grip, hands outside shoulder width, and hang. Raise your knees to your chest. Pull yourself up until your chin is over the bar.

The Functional Workout Routine

The Functional Workout Routine

Day 2 Exercise 1

Inverted Row

Lie underneath a bar set at about waist height and grab it with an overhand grip, outside shoulder width. Allow your body to hang beneath it. Now pull up to the bar.

The Functional Workout Routine

Day 2 Exercise 2

Kettlebell Swing

Grab the end of a kettlebell and let it hang vertically between your legs. Lower your body into an athletic stance. Now explosively straighten your hips and knees as if you were jumping, and swing the weight to eye level.

The Functional Workout Routine

The Functional Workout Routine

Day 2 Exercise 3

Up/Down Plank Pushup

Get into push-up position, then lower your right forearm to the floor. Now lower your left (keep the rest of your body to the floor). Go back up into push-up position and perform a push-up.

The Functional Workout Routine

The Functional Workout Routine

Day 2 Exercise 4

Cross Body Clean and Press

Hold a dumbbell in your right hand so it’s across your body by your left hip. Bend forward at the hips and get into an athletic stance. Explosively extend your hips and knees and lift the dumbbell up to your right shoulder. Press it overhead. Perform five reps on each side.

The Functional Workout Routine

The Functional Workout Routine

The Functional Workout Routine

DAY 2 EXERCISE 5

Stepup to Overhead Press

Hold a dumbbell in each hand at shoulder level. Place your right foot onto a bench or box that raises your thigh parallel to the floor. Step up onto the surface. Press the dumbbells overhead. Repeat on the opposite leg.

The Functional Workout Routine

The Functional Workout Routine

Day 3 Exercise 1

Alternating Lunge to Dumbbell Press

Hold a dumbbell in each hand at shoulder level. Step forward into a lunge with one leg and then return to the starting position. Press the weights overhead. Repeat on the opposite leg.

The Functional Workout Routine

The Functional Workout Routine

Day 3 Exercise 2

Elevated Pushup

Get into pushup position with your feet elevated on a box or bench. Perform a pushup (do not let your body touch the floor).

The Functional Workout Routine

Day 3 Exercise 3

Close-Grip Chinup

Grab the bar with hands about eight inches apart, palm facing you. Pull your body up until your chin is over the bar.

The Functional Workout Routine

Day 3 Exercise 4

Burpee to Squat Jump

Squat down and place your hands on the floor in front of you. Thrust your feet back and land in the top of a pushup and then bring your feet back to the squat position. Jump up as high as you can.

The Functional Workout Routine

The Functional Workout Routine

The Functional Workout Routine

Day 3 Exercise 5

Barbell Rollout

Get on your knees and place the bar in front of you. Grab it with an overhand, shoulder-width grip, and slowly roll the bar forward, keeping your arms straight. Roll out all the way and then pull the bar back to the starting position.

The Functional Workout Routine

The Functional Workout Routine


Source: http://www.mensfitness.com/training/build-muscle/the-functional-workout-routine?






















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