Chest, Triceps, and Katniss Ever-dreaming

Hey kids. 

Sorry I’ve been a little MIA lately. I’m feeling kinda “meh” this week. Work has been SUPER busy and today was the first day this week that I was home before dinnertime. Weeks like this always test my ability to keep my cool and take care of myself. Often time when things get stressful, I can still hear ED’s voice in my head. I’m pretty good at drowning him out, but he’s still there…and that can be most frustrating. Anyway, today I came home from work, watched Catching Fire*, and now here I am. No gym. Pancakes for dinner. Snuggling with giant cats. Things are lookin’ up. 

*Can I be Katniss Everdeen when I grow up? Is that still an option? Although, the whole “battling to the death” thing may not work so well for me… never mind.

Back to business: I’ve been thinking a lot of about my weekly workout split lately, and have decided to switch things up. I really want to increase my arm and back strength, and what I’m reading is that it is really difficult to utilize maximum strength from big muscle groups (like back), while working out other big muscle groups (like chest). So, I’m going back to a “push/pull” split and pairing back with biceps (“pull” muscle groups) and chest with triceps (“push” muscles). So yesterday, Chris and I did the following chest and back workout. To make things more interesting, I supersetted the chest exercises with core exercises (hooray for increased stability!).

Chest, Tricep, Abs

Complete 8-12 reps per exercise. Rest 1 minute between supersets.

Set 1: Chest Press, Bench Crunch

Set 2: Flies, Russian Twist

Set 3: Incline Press, Hanging Leg Lift

Set 4: Cable Crossover, Wood Chop

Tricep circuit: push-up with feet elevated, bench dip, tate press, kneeling tricep extension

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I’m so ready for this weekend! It will be the first time since graduation that all 10 of my little speech besties will all be together in Boston! And it’s St. Patrick’s Day! Drunk Speech Language Pathologists in green? It’s like a dream come true. Woo! Can’t wait!

That’s it!

xoR

PS! I’m taking new clients in the Boston area! If you’re interested, please check out the Training Plans and get in touch! ❤

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