“Back To Basics” With Be Gauntlet Fit

The Kentucky Gent with Be Gauntlet Fit for a weekly men's fitness series.

Surprise! Here’s the first in a new workout series I’ve started with Be Gauntlet Fit. Today I’ve teamed up with them to show a “Back To Basics” workout for those of us ready to shed some winter weight and get back into shape. I guarantee these guys will get you in the best shape of your lives! I’ve only been working out with them for a short while, but I’m already feeling the burn and can’t wait to see the final results. Be sure to check back every Wednesday for our weekly fitness series together. Be Gauntlet Fit mission is to help make people extraordinary with optimal health and fitness programs. They have taken the best of everything in the world of health, fitness, and wellness, and combined it to bring you Be Gauntlet Fit. They strive to influence all those they come in contact with towards a life of higher standards in regards to the mind and body. Be Gauntlet Fit is always actively learning more as a company, so that they can provide their community with the most efficient and effective information possible. So I hope to see you here each and every Wednesday! Be sure to follow Be Gauntlet Fit on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for daily nutrition and workout tips.

The Kentucky Gent with Be Gauntlet Fit for a weekly men's fitness series.

Dumbbell Alternating Lunges: 1×20

Step 1

Start with your feet about shoulder width apart, your back straight, big proud chest and core engaged.

Step 2

Lunge forward until you reach approx. 90 degrees at both knees. Make sure not to extend your front knee past your toes though because it puts a lot of stress on the knee.

Step 3

Push your body back up to the starting position through your front heel, switch legs and repeat.

The Kentucky Gent with Be Gauntlet Fit for a weekly men's fitness series. The Kentucky Gent with Be Gauntlet Fit for a weekly men's fitness series.

Dumbbell Kneeling Shoulder Press: 1×15

Step 1

Start in a kneeling position with your knees a shoulder width apart.

 Step 2

Keep your chest proud and press the dumbbell directly over your head.

 Step 3

Fully extend your elbow at the top, lower the dumbbell back down with control and repeat.

The Kentucky Gent with Be Gauntlet Fit for a weekly men's fitness series. The Kentucky Gent with Be Gauntlet Fit for a weekly men's fitness series.

Dumbbell Standing Calf Raises: 1×20

 Step 1

Position your feet hip-width apart.

 Step 2

Slowly raise your heels until you’re on your tiptoes. Balance your body weight on the balls of your feet.

 Step 3

Pause for a minute, then slowly lower yourself. Repeat.

The Kentucky Gent with Be Gauntlet Fit for a weekly men's fitness series. The Kentucky Gent with Be Gauntlet Fit for a weekly men's fitness series.

Bent Over Dumbbell Rows: 1×15 each

Step 1

Bend at the waist, with knees slightly bent, butt out, and back straight

Step 2

Pull dumbbell to up to side until it makes contact with ribs or until upper arm is just beyond horizontal.

Step 3

Return until arm is extended and shoulder is stretched downward. Repeat and continue with opposite arm.

The Kentucky Gent with Be Gauntlet Fit for a weekly men's fitness series.

Dumbbell Squat With Hop: 1×15

Step 1

Stand with feet slightly wider than hip-width apart. Pushing hips back, lower into a squat, tracking knees over toes and keeping chest lifted.

Step 2

Jump straight up as high as possible, landing back in squat position.

The Kentucky Gent with Be Gauntlet Fit for a weekly men's fitness series.

Dumbbell Tricep Kickback: 1×15

Step 1

Brace for support. Grasp dumbbell. Position upper arm parallel to floor.

Step 2

Extend arm until it is straight. Return and repeat. Continue with opposite arm.

The Kentucky Gent with Be Gauntlet Fit for a weekly men's fitness series.

Leg Raise Hold: 30 Seconds

Step 1

Squeezes through their glutes and core to raise feet 4-6 inches off the ground.

Step 2

Keep feet together and toes pointed throughout the hold.

The Kentucky Gent with Be Gauntlet Fit for a weekly men's fitness series.

Push Ups: 1xMax

Step 1

Lie on the floor face down and place your hands about 36 inches apart while holding your torso up at arms length.

Step 2

Next, lower yourself downward until your chest almost touches the floor as you inhale.

Step 3

Now breathe out and press your upper body back up to the starting position while squeezing your chest.

Step 4

After a brief pause at the top contracted position, you can begin to lower yourself downward again for as many repetitions as needed.

Be sure to check back every Wednesday for our weekly series together, and may the odds be ever in your favor with their workouts, they’re gonna put you through it. Trust me.

Still Stylish When Sweaty,

Josh Johnson

The Kentucky Gent

  • these are great tips. i’ve been working on getting this winter weight off, too. thanks for sharing and I look forward to other updates!

    • Be sure to check back every Wednesday! These guys are kicking my ass, but I can already tell a difference.