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When I make the time to work out I am a much happier person. I feel energized, fulfilled, and it’s so much better for me mentally and physically. Today, I’m going to answer two questions that I get asked a lot.
- What is your go-to gym workout routine?
- What do you do to keep your scalp from getting itchy in between washing when you work out regularly?
Since these two questions kind of go hand-in-hand, I decided to group them together and answer both in today’s post…
If you watch my Insta Stories, you know I do lots of push-ups and squats during my workouts. These two exercises have given me more visible results than most other exercises I have done. Some days the count is a little less, just depending on how much time/energy I have, but on most days at the gym, this is my workout:
I start off my workout with a 2 mile run on the treadmill. Followed by:
- 30 squats (toes and knees pointed out, with 15 lb weight)
- 15 pushups
- 1-2 min plank
- 30 squats (with 20 lb weight bar)
- 15 pushups
- 1-2 min plank
- 30 squats (15 with 20 lb bar pushing it straight up, 15 with no weight)
- 15 pushups
- 1-2 min plank
(Repeat this twice)
- End with 20 squats of choice and 10 push-ups
My goal with each workout is to get to 200 squats. Adding a light weight to my squat routine has made a world of difference! I posted a full video of this workout at the bottom of this post. Feel free to play it at the gym and work out along with me!
HAIR ROUTINE IN BETWEEN WORK OUTS
Since I usually only have 40-50 minutes to fit in my workout, I workout hard. I usually leave the gym a sweaty mess. I talked about my struggle with a dry, itchy scalp a few weeks ago in this post. When working out regularly, my scalp usually needs even more attention. I try to wash my hair a little more frequently than normal (every 4 days instead of every 5 or 6), but when I sweat, my scalp gets itchy fast. It is hard to squeeze in time to exercise, let alone shower. I have been on the hunt for a product that will help my itchy scalp in between washing it. After a sweaty workout, I dry my hair with a cool blow dryer, and spray in some dry shampoo. This helps keep it from getting too greasy. However, an itchy scalp is usually the reason why I end up washing my hair more frequently. I recently discovered Head & Shoulders Clinical Solutions, and this duo has been the answer to my problem!
The Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp Care Clinical Solutions Itch Relief Dandruff Shampoo and Leave-On Dandruff Treatment products are made with a prescription strength formula. That means that they keep my normally dry, itchy scalp at bay for longer than any other normal anti-dandruff shampoo. These two products combined help me from getting an itchy scalp after workouts for up to 7 days.
I start by washing my hair with the Clinical Solutions Itch Relief Dandruff Shampoo– which works on my scalp right away and smells so good. I was shocked that such a powerful shampoo would smell clean and fresh, not like medicine. It doesn’t dry out my hair either, like I expected medicated shampoo might do.
Every day in between washing my hair, I spray Head & Shoulders Clinical Solutions Leave-On Dandruff Treatment all along the front, top section of my scalp (where I get the most dandruff/itchiness). This product has been a game changer!! It’s like being able to shampoo my scalp without having to go through the entire shampoo process.
The Leave-On Dandruff Treatment is a clear gel that I spray on and rub into my scalp. It dries quickly and doesn’t leave any extra buildup in my hair. I use it twice a day on the days that I work out, and just in the mornings before I do my hair on the other days. The zinc pyrithione in this formula is what really combats the itching and irritation. I haven’t had any flakes or itchiness since using this treatment regularly, and I love that it allows me to workout as much as I want without having to wash my hair all the time. It also smells like the shampoo- clean and fresh. It’s become a necessity in my daily beauty routine, and I love that I can order it quickly online when I am close to running out.
If you have a problem with an itchy scalp, or if you are looking for a way to be able to workout without the pain of washing your hair constantly, I would highly recommend these products.
Below is the full workout video. I loaded it in real time so you can do it along with me (I’ll loaded a condensed sped up version on my instagram if you would prefer viewing it that way).
Also make sure to check out my Leg Kick Workout Routine video at the bottom of this post.
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13 thoughts on “MY FULL SQUAT/PUSH-UP GYM ROUTINE (+ WORKOUT VIDEO)”
Keep up the fitness posts! Strength training is such a great way to kick start fitness! I have seen great improvements in my distance running just by a couple days a week of strength. Also for people who need a little help coming up with a workout routine and maybe a little coaching, the Nike trainer app for your phone is great. They have workouts from varying length, intensity and focus, and talk you through them as you work out. I find sometimes I loose focus if I don’t go into the gym with a set routine, so usually a piece of paper w/ a workout like yours or the Nike app are my go to coach for the day!
Thanks Erin! I have head such good things about the Nike trainer app, I need to try it!
I’m so excited to try this workout! You’re in such good shape #fitspo thank you for sharing!!
Thanks so much Carrie! I hope you love it!
Oh my goodness, I am so excited to try this! I love how uncomplicated it is but each exercise is effective and utilizes the full body. I feel motivated and I was in major need of it!
Yay! Thanks Mandy! I hope you like it!
I love this! I’m going to try it tomorrow! Thank you for sharing!
Thank Amanda! I hope you like it!
Great workout, Thank you! I love the leg routine also. Keep the workouts coming please! Where did you find the weight bar?
Thanks! I just got the bar at Dicks sporting goods!
Leanne, thanks for sharing your workouts. No wonder you look so great in your clothes! I am always looking for inspiration for new workouts to push myself further. I started doing your pilates-based leg workout (posted earlier) and I really like it. The video helped so much! This one will be a little harder for me. I started on the squats and planks this weekend. It will take a bit of effort to be able to do the push-ups as I can only do 2 right now, but I’ll get there! I’d be interested to know if you do other ab exercises other than planks. Your abs are amazing! Thanks.
I get so many ideas for what to wear from your blog. Keep it up!
Thank you so much! I’m so glad you like them! Adding the weights to the squats makes such a difference! For right now I’m just doing the planks, but I think I need to add in a few more ab exercises to mix it up. Thanks so much for your kind comment!
I’m so happy you shared your routine! I love having some fresh moves to try after my usual stuff gets kinda stale and boring.
How often do you do this routine a week? And running?
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