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The Power Pyramid May 7, 2010

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Today, I had some pretty greasy fries with my lunch. Someone actually walked by and asked if I went to McDonalds because you could smell the oil in the air. While they tasted good at the time, I swear, I had grease coming out my pores by the end of the day. Ew, right?

So after work, all I wanted to do was sweat. I headed out for a run… but it turned out to be a 2 mile walk. But when I got back, I dusted off my weights and did one of my favorite moves that my trainer taught me last year.

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I call it The Power Pyramid!

Step 1: Stand up tall with your weights on either side of you on the floor
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Step 2: Jump down and do a push up
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Step 3: Grab your weights and stand up and do a bicep curl
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Step 4: Bring the weights up and do a shoulder press
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Step 5: Continue the shoulder press all the way up
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Step 6: Go back down and repeat
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So they call it a Pyramid because each time you do steps 1 thru 6, you’re doing a different number of reps:

  • 1 pushup, 1 bicep curl, 1 shoulder press
  • 2 pushups, 2 bicep curls, 2 shoulder presses
  • 3 pushups, 3 bicep curls, 3 shoulder presses
  • 4 pushups, 4 bicep curls, 4 shoulder presses
  • 5 pushups, 5 bicep curls, 5 shoulder presses
  • 6 pushups, 6 bicep curls, 6 shoulder presses
  • 7 pushups, 7 bicep curls, 7 shoulder presses <—–The Top of the Pyramid!
  • 6 pushups, 6 bicep curls, 6 shoulder presses
  • 5 pushups, 5 bicep curls, 5 shoulder presses
  • 4 pushups, 4 bicep curls, 4 shoulder presses
  • 3 pushups, 3 bicep curls, 3 shoulder presses
  • 2 pushups, 2 bicep curls, 2 shoulder presses
  • 1 pushup, 1 bicep curl, 1 shoulder press

I really should start doing this every day to tone up a little bit. Plus, it’s fun to make karate moves using your camera’s self timer. Yes?

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Do you have any quick, easy and powerful moves? Do share!

 

3 Responses to “The Power Pyramid”

  1. MIkaela Says:

    haha i just enjoy reading your blogs so much! i wanna make one!

  2. cathy Says:

    i like the visuals….im going to attempt to try this…keep the exercises coming!!!!!

  3. Erika Says:

    That’s too funny! After work I felt so blah and I headed out for a run and it ended up being a 1.96 mile walk lol! Those are some great exercise moves! I am going to try it!!


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