Weightlifting for women Ep.13 – The finisher workout

Healthista’s new Strong Woman series has brought you a lesson a day for the last fortnight to get you started lifting safely and effectively. Today, coach Nicola Addison, personal trainer of Eqvvs training who trains models Elle Macpherson, Daisy Lowe and Erin O’Connor reveals her (killer) finisher workout. We LOVE it.

Healthista’s Strong Woman Series aims to educate aspiring weight trainers how to safely carry out heavy lifting workouts. This week Nicola Addison teaches us how to perform effective compound movements that will improve your strength and help you to burn fat. Today Nicola reveals her secret weapon to end your workout and get you closer to achieving your goals, ‘The finisher workout’. This workout is a combination of five compound movements that have been taught over the past two weeks in the Strong Woman Series. The aim of this to use up any gas you have left in the tank when you’re feeling ready to throw in the towel and call it a day. The workout will cover many muscles and many joints all over the body, which allows it to become highly effective, helping to burn calories and fat. So let’s get started or should I say FINISHED.

THE FINISHER WORKOUT ROUTINE

The workout involves five compound movements, with 10 reps to complete each movement.

  1. Deadlift X 10

2. Bent over row X 10

3. Muscular clean X 10

4. Military press X 10

5. Front squat X 10

STRONG WOMEN SERIES:

Day 1: How to use the power cage

Day 2: How to load the squat bar

Day 3: How to be safe in the power cage

Day 4: How to prevent bar injury

Day 5: How to lift the bar correctly

Day 6: How to rack the bar correctly

Day 7: How to do a deadlift

Day 8: How to do a muscular clean

Day 9: How to do a squat with the bar

Day 10: How to do a bent over row

Day 11: How to do a military press

Day 12: How to do an olympic twist

Nicola-AddisonWith over 18 years of successful industry experience in some of the UK’s most prestigious wellness centres, Nicola Addison currently provides consultancy services to businesses and individuals in the UK and Europe. Having opened upwards of 18 independent exclusive commercial leisure facilities, she has had a successful career to date, both within large and small businesses with varying degrees of complexity.

Nicola is a well known industry voice and regularly publishes across the national press. Nicola is fully media trained and contributes to TV & radio as well as providing video content for her clients.

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