What are you? A creator, follower, or an adapter. Do you like to use your creativity, follow your own beat, be independent? Do you like to have some guidance, get some ideas, then adapt things to fit you and your needs? Or do you want a set tried and true plan that you know has worked for someone else and you don't want to have to think about it to much?
So where did I come up with this incredibly though-provoking question? Well while I was planning what lower body workout I would do yesterday, I almost decided to do one of my favorite workouts from a fellow blogger. But I always adapt this to fit me and usually add reps and use heavy weights, but then I decided I felt a little inspired and creative. So I got out an index card and wrote out a new workout all my own.
So I guess I would put myself in between creator and adapter. I definitely never follow something to the T. But sometimes I don't want to create my own workout or do one that I have previously made. I like trying out other bloggers workouts (and pinning them). Later in the day, yesterday, I went back to my adapter-self and chose an upper body workout not created by me (very adapted over course). I just wasn't feelin' the creative juices for workin' my arms. But that is okay. Whether your a creator, adapter, or a follower you can still get in a good workout. That's why for some people following an exercise program like Insanity or Body for Life works wonders for them. But I know people who need some flexibility to do their own thing. And then there are others who seem to have it all figured out and ready to go.
So here is the lower body workout I came up with yesterday! (What I hate about making your own workouts and then posting them is that fact that they need a catching name. I am not good at this! Definitely not part of my creator abilities!)
+ If you are a follower, here are the weights I used (in order): 60lbs, 60lbs, two 20lb DBs, two 10lb DBs, one 20lb DB on hips, body weight, 20lb KB and for the bonus round I used a 10lb plate.
+ Moves you may not know: Dead-Squats, Thrusters, KB Swings.
+ BB = Barbell, DB = Dumbbell, KB = Kettle Bell
***+ If you feel dizzy, sick, extremely tired STOP. Also take breaks when needed. Modify to fit you and your body’s needs and abilities!
Let me know if you give it a try or if you did and adapted it! Have a great Thursday and I will see you tomorrow with the Friday Finisher!
So, are you a creator, adapter, or a follower?