Well I am sticking to my word and getting back to lifting weights! Weights are a necessary part of any fitness routine, improving strength, muscle tone, flexibility, and increasing your metabolic rate. You actually burn more calories after weight training – I’ll lift to that! I typically follow a push/pull weight method and rotate legs, biceps/back, and shoulders/chest triceps.
Yesterday I completed a kick-butt back/biceps routine. I started off with a warm-up on the elliptical and then did some ab work. I have found that I slack off on abs if I save them for last, so I try to start my routine with them or incorporate them throughout my other strength work.
- Mountain Climbers – 10/side
- Russian Twists with 10 lb Medicine Ball – 10/side
- High Plank Hold on Medicine Ball – 10/side
- High Plank Hold Should Taps – 10/side
Shew..It left me sweating and my abs shaking!
My workout had only begun as I conquered Jill’s Simple Back and Biceps workout found here! I have a love/hate relationship with pull-ups (I have to do them assisted) but they really get your muscles working so I powered through…
I finished up my workout with 25 minutes on the stairmill. Have you tried the stairmill before?! Talk about sweating buckets…I was literally dripping on the trainers below me. Nothing like a good weight pumping workout…I’ll keep you updated on future weight endeavors!