Restoring Balance: Get In The Gym, Part 2

Do you remember the first Get In The Gym workout I posted a few weeks ago? You probably noticed that one only worked half your body – what about the other half? Today, you can balance out your body with the second part of that workout, cleverly named “Part 2”!


Today’s workout focuses on chest, triceps, shoulders, and core. It’s not quite as straightforward as the first half, with slight variations in each circuit. A little pyramid, dips to failure, and a simple (but effective) core circuit.


For those looking for an extra core challenge, feel free to repeat that 5th circuit 2-3 times!

Alternate these two Get In The Gym workouts to create a complete body plan for the week. Please remember that these workouts are light on the legs to help support a heavy running schedule, so you’ll want to add in those moves depending on your training.


Questions for you:

  • What’s your favorite core move right now?
  • Do you plan stretching into your weekly training routine?

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    • says

      When I skip it, it’s more about time (which I know is not a good excuse). I’m surprised you don’t like it, but maybe that’s my dance background talking. 😉

  1. Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli says

    Ugh, I am the WORST about incorporating stretching into my workouts! I usually head to the gym first thing when I wake up so by the time I finish with my workout, I’m STARVING! And let’s face it, food always wins! Lol I’ve been working on my plank hold (6 minutes is my time to beat) but the other day I did some side bends with dumbbells for my obliques and LOVED it!
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    • says

      Starving or late – those are my two reasons typically. You have an amazing plank hold time, I need to join the competition, but I’d be miserably far behind. :)

  2. Malinda says

    I just did your little circuit! My abs are screaming after the last one! Love these short but highly effective plans! Hope you will share more in the future! :-)

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