I’ve been hearing all over the place that adding some strength training not only helps intensify your workout, but it really does wonders for your body too. I know I’m not going to bulk up by adding some weights to my workout, but I do hope it helps tone me up a bit. After checking out Kat’s arm workout on Keep’n The Faith, I wanted to do something similar, but less strenuous since I am a beginner. Here’s what it looked like:
In and Out Bicep Curls – 2 sets of 8
Tricep Kickbacks – 2 sets of 8
Tricep Dips – 2 sets of 8
Upright Rows – 2 sets of 8
Static Arm Curls – 2 sets of 8
Standing Dumbbell Curls – 2 sets of 8
Tricep Dumbbell Extensions – 2 sets of 8
Dumbbell Shoulder Press – 2 sets of 8
Side Dumbbell Lateral Arm Raise – 2 sets of 8
2 Planks for 30 seconds
I don’t know if my arms will hurt tomorrow. I was able to do this mini arms workout without too much trouble. So if I don’t feel sore tomorrow, I’m either going to increase the reps or try to get some other exercises in there. Oh, by the way, I only have 5 pound weights right now.
Before this workout, I did a 4-miler on the treadmill. I feel myself becoming more confident as I run, and more sure of the distance I can cover. While I don’t always run the entire thing, I always run the first 3.1 miles 😉 After that’s finished, I cut myself a little bit of slack. In the coming months though, I want to try to increase that to 3.5 miles, 3.75 and on until 6. That might take a long time though.
Work’s back in full swing now. Everyone is back from vacation and 5-day weeks are the norm once again. On the bright side, Jersey Shore is back this week!
I’m so pumped for this show: 1. All my other favorite shows have ended for the season 2. The lines on this show are straight-up hilarious 3. We can watch this at the Weekly Girls Night.
I also started “The Snow Queen” last night. I’m pretty intrigued so far, and I’m only on page 43. It’s kind of complicated though, so I won’t even try to explain it.
Lastly, Stefanie from The New Healthy blogged about her Inspiration Board, which is an amazing idea. While I don’t have one per say, I do have my own massive bulletin board which I am obsessed with, and have been for years. I bought it in pieces off of Pottery Barn Teen, and Paul put it together for me.
To say that that day was interesting would be an understatement, but since then, this board has been amazing. As a college student, it was a savior! Now, it’s a little more relaxed (no homework, no school meetings, etc.) so I have more room for quotes and other happy things 🙂
Thanks Stefanie for making me think of my own board!
Hope you’re all having a fun Monday! If you have any tips for arm workouts, I’d love to hear them! Also, if you’re curious about my bulletin board, let me know. I’m considering doing a more in-depth post about it, since I love it that much! 🙂