Happy Monday! I’m in the greatest mood after such a relaxing weekend and a short work week ahead. My weekend in a nutshell: Friday evening I had dinner with my best friend Diana then we went shopping. Saturday started off with a fabulous bikram yoga class, breakfast with my dad, brother, and nephew, and then lots of quality time with my mom. Jonny and I met my brother for dinner on Saturday night. Sunday entailed sleeping in (until 6:30 – woot!), a gym session, coached my last soccer game of the season, got some schoolwork done with my co-workers/friends at Panera, then family dinner at my rents house. Busy, but low-key and productive. Just what I needed.
So for my post today, I want to tell you about my new workout routine and how that’s going. Instead of writing about it, I’m vlogging! Yes, that’s right. While I had my first vlog debut with other FitFluential Ambassadors during the Runner’s World event, I’m here with my very own vlog. My sister was video taping me, and at the end I got a bit tongue-tied and started cracking up. So just don’t mind that.
For the chest and back workout that I spoke of, I do three sets of each exercise with 15 reps during the first set, and 12 for the latter two with a bit heavier weight. I superset opposing muscle groups which I find makes the workout go faster with less rest time in between.
Chest & Back Workout
- *Superset – Barbell Bench Press
- *Superset – Bent Over Barbell Row
- ~Superset – Incline Chest Fly
- ~Superset – Reverse Dumbbell Fly
- *Superset – Push Ups
- *Superset – Lat Pull Down
- ~Superset – Hyperextensions
- ~Superset – Decline Sit Ups
Obviously, decline sit ups are for your core and not your chest or back, but I like to superset them with hyperextensions. That’s it. Pretty basic exercises, but a good place to start if you’re just beginning to lift weights [again], like me.
Ladies, don’t be afraid of pumping iron!! Itz SO good for you!! And taking care of your body, bones, and health is a marvelous thing.
What’s your workout schedule look like?