Alright guys, I’ve been asked to share my weighty secrets (Ohhh baby!), that is, my secrets in the weight room! Yep, I’m up for the challenge and SO up up up that I’m typing (wait for it…) up my (lengthy) workout from today. Ready Set PUMP IT UP!
I love lifting weights because…
#1, it helps out my swimming a whole bunch,
#2, it gives me a sense of control,
#3, I love feeling/looking strong,
#4, it’s fun getting creative, and
#5, let’s face it, spandex rocks!
I’ve been lifting weights since the age of 12, but inhabited the gym long before that. Yup, little, baby Kristin squirmed around the Nursery Gym like a…well, baby with her thumb in her mouth and her finger, well, NOT up her nose. My mom worked out like a hard core beast while I sat in the baby center twirling my precious curly Q around and around, wishing I could be like the cool kids (i.e. those kids 12 & older). Those “cool kids” sure knew how to walk around the gym in style. Never saw them do much, but at least they were in the vast openness breathing in more than gross, poopy pants. Yuck!
Speaking of cool kids… (LOVE THIS SONG!)
“I wish that I could be like the cool kids,
‘Cause all the cool kids, they seem to fit in.
I wish that I could be like the cool kids, like the cool kids.
I wish that I could be like the cool kids,
‘Cause all the cool kids, they seem to get it.
I wish that I could be like the cool kids, like the cool kids.” – Echosmith
Before I post my workout, I wanna note that I have freakish strength, like total super strength. It’s genetic (thanks mom!)! I’ll have to break out my baby photos and show y’all the six-pack I rocked as a little chick. I had these cute, little muscular arms, too! (I’ve definitely always had fast twitch muscle fibers.) Growing up, my grandpa used to punch me in the stomach and pretend that he broke his hand. Ohhhh, how I miss those days (and him very much)!!
Anyways, the workout I’m posting today is fairly moderate for me. I’m pushing semi-light weight. I’ve backed off my heaviness some, especially overhead, because I don’t want to blow out my shoulders. I’m swimming lots now, so can’t overdo it.
Note: I always mix up my workouts and never do the same workout twice, plus don’t do a lot of leg stuff because of my knees. Swimming and yoga take care of that (that being my leg muscles)!
Warm-up: (Repeat set 3 times)
*20 Jumping Jacks
*20 Arm Circles (with 5 pound dumbbells)
*12 Shrugs (with 45 pound dumbbells)
*10 Throwdowns (with 10 pound medicine ball)
*15 Bench Dips
*10 Bar Twists (with 45 pound bar)
*10 Step Ups (10 on each side)
Main Set: (Repeat 6 times)
*10 Handstand Push-Ups
*15 Bicep Curls (with 20 pound dumbbells)
*10 Single Arm Rows (10 on each side & using 40 pound dumbbells)
*12 Overhead Tricep Extensions (using both arms & using a 55 pound dumbbell)
*15 Cable Crossovers (with 30 pound plates)
*Handstand Hold for a minute
*15 Hammer Curls (25 pound dumbbells)
*10 Bent over Barbell Rows (100 pounds total)
*15 Reverse Tricep Pull-Downs (using cable machine & an 80 pound plate)
*10 reps of Chest Press on Hammer Machine (180 pounds)
Abs: (Repeat 6 times)
*10 Hanging Leg Lifts
*15 Hanging Abs (with arms in straps)
*20 Side Bends (with 15 pound dumbbells)
*20 Trunk Twists (with 25 pound plate)
There ya have it…my weight workout from today!! As you can see, I broke it into three different parts (warm-up, main set, abs) and I always do it like that! Also worth noting, I write my own workouts and always lift solo. I don’t like being weighted down (Get it? Hehe!) by anyone because I move at such a rapid pace. I’m like a freakin’ tornado spinning around the gym. It’s fun, though! No, I’m not a personal trainer, but I’m very well known in my gym and get lots of questions about my workouts. At first I was kinda overwhelmed by all of the attention, but now, I take it as a huge compliment!
THANKS GUYS! HOPE I ANSWERED SOME QUESTIONS!! HAPPY THURSDAY!!! ROCK IT OUT!! XOXO