Fit Friday Fun – A {NEW} 20 Minute Shoulder Sculpting Workout + A Bonus Peaches and Cream Smoothie Recipe

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Last week we did legs so today I’m thinking it’s time to work those shoulders, are you in?!

Ok good, because today Im sharing a short, sharp, shoulder sculpting workout that you can get done in just 20 minutes and I guarantee it will have you feeling strong and energized ready to take on the rest of your day!

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Here’s what we are going to do –

6 simple exercises – Upright Row – Reverse Fly – Bicep Curls – Overhead Press – Bent over Row and Triceps Kickback – we will do 8-10 reps of each exercise and repeat the entire sequence through for a total of 3 rounds, got it?

Nothing overly complicated, basic movements done with good form for a short but effective shoulder sculpting workout.

We will move from one exercise to the next with minimal/no rest in between then once we have completed all reps of each exercises we will take 1 full delicious minute of rest and recovery – catch your breath, grab a drink then we get straight back into it and repeat for a total of 3 rounds, deal?

Grab yourself a weapon of choice – a set of dumbbells, a barbell, kettlebells, some resistance bands or any combination you like. Make sure you choose something appropriate for your strength but, don’t be afraid to challenge yourself.

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Although, we want quality not quantity, always! Never compromise your form, ever! If your form starts to fail your done, got it?

Take your time, concentrate, focus and breathe through each and every exercise. You are strong, you are amazing, you have big energy! You’ve totally got this!

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And because nothing makes a workout challenge more fun than getting a buddy to join you. Why not grab your BFF or a family member or your fave workmate and have them join you, power in numbers baby!

Don’t forget to come back and let me know how you did once you’re done. Either leave me a message in the comments below, or you can give me a shout on the Facebook page or tag me (@EmSwanston) on Twitter , or Instagram (@emsswanston) . I mean it, I wanna hear how you did!

Ok enough chit chat time to work –

20 Minute Shoulder Sculpting Workout

As always make sure you are nice an warm before you start your workout – Run on the spot, do jumping jacks, jump rope, dance around your living room, anything to get you warm then it’s time to get serious.

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Finish with a nice little cool down and stretch, maybe take a walk or something anything to help bring your heart rate down. Finish with a few of your fave stretches. Please don’t skip the stretch people, its like dessert for the body.

Now for our post workout refuel –  Smoothies are a great option for your post workout refuel, they make it super easy for the body to absorb and digest those precious nutrients, they are seriously convenient, quick and easy to prepare and, a great option for those of us who don’t have much of an appetite post workout.

It’s so important to nourish and re-energize your body post workout, you want to make sure  you give those muscles some fuel so that they can rebuild and repair themselves after working so hard.

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How does a nice tall, ice cold, delicious, nutritious, peaches and cream smoothie sound?

It’s light, fresh, thick, creamy and just subtly sweet. The perfect little post workout pick me up.

It also happens to be packed with protein, and slow release, low GI carbs that will help refuel and re-energize that beautiful body of yours.

It also happens to be vegan, dairy free and paleo friendly but, most importantly, it’s downright delicious.

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Peaches and Cream Smoothie {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly}
Makes 1 ice cold, light, fresh, delicious, nutritious, subtly sweet peaches and cream smoothie

Ingredients –

1/3 cup coconut or Greek style yogurt

1/2 cup vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)

1/2 an overripe banana (preferably pre-frozen)

1/2 cup of diced peaches, I use frozen

1 teaspoon of vanilla bean extract

1/4-1/2 cup of ice (more or less to desired consistency)

Optional –

Great lakes gelatin

Method –

1 – Place all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth and creamy.

You could also add in a scoop of vanilla (or unflavored) protein powder for an extra boost of protein if you like.

Enjoy xoxo

Don’t forget to give me a shout out when you’re done – hit me up in the comments below via the Facebook page on Twitter or on Instagram

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Now go have yourself a killer day xoxo

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Question of the day –

When it comes to workouts do you prefer upper and lower body splits or full body workouts?

Feel free to share your fave post workout refuel recipes or links to recipes or name some of your fave store bought meals/snacks in the comments below or on the Facebook page and please for the love of all that is good in this world when you do make this smoothie (or any of the recipes you find on this blog of mine) go ahead and snap a pic and share it either on the Facebook page, or tag me on twitter or Instagram. Sharing is caring remember.

Do it, do it You know you want to 🙂

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