It’s been a really crazy day for me today. Actually, it’s been a really crazy week. I kind of can’t believe how many big life changes are taking place — and so unexpectedly, too! Anyway, my point is that it’s 1pm and I thought it was 11am and I didn’t even think about what I was going to post today until this second.
Fortunately, I did an arms, back and abs circuit (with just a little legs thrown in) this morning and I realized that when I write about doing those, I never say exactly what I’m doing. This seems sort of silly to me. I mean, for all you know, I might just be sitting there flipping the pages of my most recent book.
So, I figured I’d show you a sample workout using the one I did this morning.
(It really is funny how often I return to that picture since I look so terrible in it.)
Oh, and you should really know this by now, but I’m not a fitness professional in any sense, so, you know, check with a doctor/ professional before you start a new fitness routine.
For your reference, I use these 10-lb weights for all of the exercises (unless otherwise noted):
Arms & Abs Strength Circuit
(to be done three times without rest in between exercises or circuits)
bicep curls x 20
shoulder presses x 20
overhead triceps extensions x 20
triceps kickbacks x 20
reverse flies x 20
upright rows x 20 (using 7.5 lb weights)
lateral raises x 20 (using 7.5 lb weights)
front raises x 20 (using 7.5 lb weights)
squats x 20
dead lifts x 20
chest presses x 20
chest flies x 20
pushups x 20 (but I totally cheat)
crunches x 20
butterfly crunches x 20
vertical leg crunches x 20
bicycle crunches x 20
plank for 45-60 seconds x 2
Repeat the entire circuit twice more!
This takes me about 45 minutes if I do it all without stopping.
My favorites here, hands down, are bicep curls and dead lifts. My least favorite? PLANKS! Hate ’em. Hate ’em, hate ’em, hate ’em. (But I do ’em because my Physical Therapist told me I have to.)
What are your favorite and least favorite arm/ back/ abs exercises?