Weight For It…(see what I did there?)

Hello! Happy Hump Day!

What a whirlwind this week have been! Whew! The past two days were pre-K and Kindergarten screening days at school, so I’ve been playing with 4 and 5-year-olds pretty much nonstop. Could be worse.

Monday I did the following Chest and Tri workout. It was deceptively sweaty. I am currently working on going back to basics and increasing my weights and number of sets. I realized that I was in a bit of a rut with my weights, so I upped everything and MAN I can feel it! If you’re interested in doing the same, start off with small increases and make sure to fuel accordingly (aka MORE FOOD!). I like to approach increasing weights with a modified pyramid set up. I do 4 sets of each set starting with 12 reps, then 10 reps 2x and finishing with 8 reps, increasing weight on each set. Just grab the next bigger dumbbell/barbell and rock and roll!

IMG_5839My parent’s recently renovated bathroom has the perfect #selfie mirror.

Go ahead and judge me, but look at my baby muscles poppin’!

Chest and Tri Monster Workout

  • Difficulty: intermediate-advanced
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4 sets of each Giant set, reps decrease from 12-10-10-8 with increasing weight. Rest 1 minute btwn sets

Giant Set 1: Dumbbell Chest Press, Bench Dips, Plyo Push-Ups on bench

Giant Set 2:Dumbbell Flies, Skull Crushers, Cross Body Mountain Climbers

Giant Set 3: Alternating Twisting Chest Press, Tricep Kickbacks, Med Ball Chest Pass against wall

Giant Set 4: Cable Crossover, Rope Push down, Twisting Toe Touches

After my workout, I headed downtown to a new gym where I am doing a mentor-ship over the summer! I’m super excited and will share more information with you all once I’m a bit more settled. I thought I would be observing a group TRX class, but of course ended up working out again…I ate 2 dinners on Monday and I’m still sore.  Not my best decision, but a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!

With my 5k coming up in a few weeks, I’ve been running about 2x a week to prep. I’ve been increasing my run:walk ratios and experimenting with varying distances. Here’s the interval I did yesterday:

36 minute Interval Run

  • Walk 3 minutes
  • Jog 4 minutes
  • Walk 2 minutes
  • Jog 5 minutes
  • Walk 3 minutes
  • Jog 6 minutes
  • Walk 3 minutes
  • Jog 7 minutes
  • Walk 3 minutes

I followed up with this Fitness Blender cool down and stretch:

Welp, that’s about it for me today! This weekend is Rachel’s bridal shower in Indianapolis, so I’m super excited to head to the midwest and party down! Summer is shaping up really nicely, only a few more weeks until vacay! Wahoo!

Have a fab day!

xoR

 

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