Abby’s hard work paid off! She looked phenomenal, fit & curvy for stage day!
Abby worked hard in class and followed the Muslce Building (Curve Builder) Hourglass Protocol. To create her very feminine curves, she really did lift very heavy weights! We pushed progressive overlaod aiming for failure within 4-12 reps on strength days and focused on intense HIIT cardio during for fat loss, knowing her aim is not weight loss. Here are a couple of her workouts.
Abby doing 15lbs/hand lateral step ups on a thigh high step! This is a pretty intense weight for such a high step. The step being this high helps to really hit the glute/hamstring tie-in area. It also sending the heart rate way up due to the intensity adding to fat-buring potential. This was part of a met-con leg workout mixing strength training and HIIT in the same workout.
This is the type of cardo that we often do at Hourglass Workout. It’s very short in duration, a max of 4 minutes with rests included, but the intensity is well over the general 80% of HR MAX. I believe in True Tabatas, True Sprints, and Optimized Cardio Sessions.
In this workout, we usually call it ‘Pushing through Mud’ as the dial should be turned up high enough to give the feeling of riding through mud, lol. This works the leg muscles and the heart and allows for fundamental body changes in this very short burst of training where a set will not last more than 30 seconds to a minute, and the goal is failure (failure being a good thing in this case).
Abby and Safiya are shown doing this Killer Cardio Set together. You can find this exact follow-along drill on my TWL APP.
Here are Abby’s long-term results from staying consistent with her Hourglass Workout Classes and following the Muscle Building Eating Plan guidelines. Check out Hourglass Workout Online to start your transformation today!