It’s no secret that I get my love of fitness from my father. He is the one who inspired me to start doing triathlons after he got involved in them a few years ago. It has become a great balance as we both encourage, learn, and push each other when training and working out. We have begun a semi-tradition of hitting up cycle classes together when I am home. Recently though I have pushed him to incorporate more weights into his workouts so we mixed it up today and did some weight training before spin class.
Today we did a ‘push’ workout which focuses on Chest and Triceps…and we threw in some abs for good measure…
Be sure to warm up first with 5-10 minutes cardio…Here is what went down:
Anna’s PUSH IT weight workout
warm-up: 15 push-ups (full or modified) x2
Bench Press: dumbbells 12-15 reps x3
Chest Fly and Press: dumbbells 12-15 reps x3
Tricep Cable Pushdown: 12-15 reps x3
Tricep Overhead Extension: dumbbell 12-15 reps x3
Tricep Dips: 20 x3
Plank: hold 60 seconds x2
Side plank: hold each side 60 seconds
Bicycle Crunch: 30 x3
I knew it was a good workout when Dad said his arms felt like jelly!
Afterwards, we hit up our favorite spin class
Father/Daughter sweaty duo
He said he was definitely sore tonight, but I think that’s the push he needed to keep doing weights…especially when I could throw in a few more tricep dips then he could 🙂
Do you workout with your family? How do you encourage each other to stay fit?