Hello, Sunshine! I’m Chastity from My Rays of Sunshine. I blog about motherhood, beauty, fashion, lifestyle, fitness and all things feminine. I also love co-hosting Wine’d Down Wednesday with Michelle, Cathy and Kristin. It’s been fun seeing all of the great things you’ve been up to.
It’s getting closer to that time of year when we will be wearing swimsuits most of the time! I know that I’ve slacked off a bit in the fitness department, but making time to stay in shape is important not only for your physical well-being, but for your mental health too! Son’s of Anarchy star, Charlie Hunnam, recently shared with Men’s Health what his future plans are, why he turned down 50 Shades of Grey and his daily workout. I’m going to confess that I haven’t read 50 Shades of Grey or really watched Son’s of Anarchy so I was really interested in what is workout is. I really want to gain muscle so I decided to make an adaptation of the Charlie Hunnam workout for women.
Charlie’s One Hour Workout
Hunnam doesn’t spend a lot of time in the gym to stay in shape or build muscle. His one hour workout consists of:
20 minutes of ab work
That’s a simple and efficient workout that almost anyone can do.
Modification for Women
Because women don’t naturally have the same upper body strength as men do, I’ve modified the workout for us ladies. Too often women try to get in bikini shape when it’s too late! Let’s be honest, we should be working our muscles all year round to be bikini ready no matter the season. Click on each exercise to learn more about each move and see examples of how to correctly perform them.
Lats are the main muscles used in pull-ups, so if you can’t do 75 pull-ups try 75 pullovers.
75 Tricep Dips
Firm up the back of your arms with tricep dips.
20 Minutes of Abs
If you’re just starting out, try to do as many reps as you can until failure. Don’t give-up quickly and really push yourself. Be sure to get the approval of your doctor before you begin a workout routine.
Let’s take care of ourselves now instead of waiting until the new year to get in shape!
Ladies, is this a routine you’d be interested in trying?
Thank you, Michelle for asking me to guest post while you’re moving! I hope it’s going great!