Back to Reality: a Monday back workout

Wahoo! It’s Monday! How was your weekend? Super amazing? I bet.

Chris and I were so happy to have a weekend at home. Well…at weekend at my parents home, since we’re homeless vagabonds for 2 more weeks. We took care of lots of grown up homeowner stuff, which is awesome and makes the idea of moving into our new home much more real! We are also in the progress of refinishing our bedroom furniture with my dad…which is SO fun and messy and rewarding. I’ll post a little DIY blog later this week when they are all done, but I will have you all know that while I am possibly the least creative and handy person in all of Massachusetts, I am LOVING my dressers and it was ALL MY IDEA! (disclaimer: not my idea).

Anyway, on Saturday I went to the gym with my dad like old times and did the following back, bicep and core workout. Be forewarned: if you belong to a YMCA (specifically the YMCA that I currently belong to), someone may yell at you while doing twisting slamballs against the wall because you are scaring children on the other side of said wall. She will also make you feel stupid and will not respond to your glares. You also may need to find a new gym. #whoops. Complete each set 3 times excluding the jog, 8-15 reps per exercise, followed by the 5 min jog between sets.

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Slam Balls

Twisting Slam Ball: Stand with feet shoulder distance apart and parallel to the wall. Rotate torso and throw medicine ball with power toward the wall. Do not move your hips.

I’m super into back workouts, in case you haven’t noticed. I LOVE the look of a strong back on a woman (and a man, obvi), but in addition to looking hot, back muscles are way important. Back muscles, like the traps, deltoids and serratus, attach to your hips, abdominals, chest, shoulders, and neck. Therefore, strengthening these muscles can give you better posture, stronger core, more power for explosive exercises, and stabilization throughout your day. According to the NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, back pain impacts approximately 8/10 adults in the US, which is pretty crazy. Strengthening those muscles may help keep pain at bay, so give it a try and let me know how it goes!

In other news, I received pretty much the world’s best blogger perk last week: homemade ice cream delivery. If you haven’t heard of Scoopsies, then I am giving you permission to leave my blog and go check out their website right now. Seriously…could there be anything better? Homemade ice cream. Delivery. Adorable local owner. If you live in Cambridge, Somerville, Allston, Brighton, Newton, Brookline, and/or Watertown, then PUHLEEEEEESE go check out Scoopsies!

That’s it for me! Have a fab week!



3 thoughts on “Back to Reality: a Monday back workout

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