Total body workout with Julie Borden

Date: 4/25/11
Location: Solana Beach, CA
Service: Personal Training

Had a fantastic personal training workout with a very advanced client today. I put her through an extremely neurologically challenging exercise circuit. Great Job Julie!!!

done in this video:

1.) Cable-bar downward sweep-chop – Great total body exercise, really gets the obliques and abs firing efficiently.

2.) Cable-bar Pullbacks – Another total body exercise, gets great engagement of all the posterior chain movers like your lats and glutes.

3.) MB Elevating Push-ups – Unbelievably challenging upper body exercise along with the core. Only try it if you’ve mastered the movement on the floor first!

4.) Circle Swing lunge – A plyometric lunge that I would categorize as a Multi-plane Ballistic Movement. This exercise challenging rhythm, explosiveness (important for fast twitch muscle development), and center of gravity. If you have problems with a regular lunge, I wouldn’t suggest this exercise.

5.) Firecracker – Total body exercise that challenge many aspects of a sagittal plane (forward or back) movement. This is definitely a Functional Patterns classic made for the die-hards.

6.) Kettlebell Full Circle Swing – Challenging exercise on the rotators of the body. Very exhausting exercise but is also great for dynamic flexibility!!!

Unless you’re in extremely great shape, I wouldn’t try exercises 3, 4, 5, 6. The first to can be challenging, but can be done at almost any level of fitness if the load is applied properly. Enjoy!!!



  1. Angelo Esposito April 30, 2011 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    Julie is my friend and former biking partner. I applaud what she is doing here and only wish that I was still in San Diego so that I could rock these workouts at her side.

    • Naudi April 30, 2011 at 7:24 pm - Reply

      hey thanks a bunch, Julie is such a great person! It’s been a pleasure getting the opportunity to work with her 🙂

  2. Angelo Esposito April 30, 2011 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    Julie is my friend and former biking partner. I only wish I still lived in San Diego so that I could do these workouts at her side. We’d rock them!

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