Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Workout Wednesday - Reverse Dieting & Arm Workout

      Hello! I'm back for another Workout Wednesday. Workout Wednesday is all about health, fitness, and diet. This week I will be talking about my diet. I have decided to try Reverse Dieting. The point of reverse dieting is to repair and boost your metabolism. This allows me to eat more foods and better fuel my body without {much} weight gain. As well as make future cutting (aka weight loss) easier.
     There are many theories and ideas of how to properly reverse diet, but I will be loosely following the guidelines of KATIEFITSCRIPT & The Macro Experiment. Both of these ladies thoroughly explain what reverse dieting is, what the benefits are, and how to successfully reverse diet. I highly recommend you read their posts.
      I plan to increase my carbs by 5 grams a week & my fat by 1 gram a week. My protein will stay steady since it is based off my body weight which should not be fluctuating dramatically during this type of diet. Once I reach the max about of calories and macros I can eat while still maintaining my current weight, I will either 
a) maintain that calorie intake and be fueling my body well for workouts and muscle growth 
b) I will cut back on calories and be able to lean out easily thanks to my newly repaired metabolism {& show off my muscles & abs}. 

     Last week I shared a leg workout with you guys, so this week I thought I would share an arm workout! I really liked this arm workout; I felt the burn while doing the exercises but I didn't have that dead arm fatigue afterwards. Now don't get me wrong, sometimes I like that feeling - it's a reminder of how hard I just worked. However, lately I have been scaling back due to my illnesses and needing more rest. 
*All exercises were done with 5lb dumbbells, but do whatever will create a challenge for you. I have linked pictures of each exercise below. 

Bicep Curls
Butterfly Chest Squeezes
Tricep Dumbbell Kickbacks
Forward Front Dumbbell Raises

Have you ever tried Reverse Dieting? If so, share your experience!

* Linking up with Wild Workout Wednesday


  1. I've never heard of this! Sounds so interesting!

    1. I'm so intrigued by it, I have to experiment :)

  2. I have never even heard of reverse dieting, very interesting! Thanks for linking up!

    1. I hadn't until recently either!
      Of course, have a great day.