After our Killer workout on Tuesday, on Wednesday Nia and I decided to venture to her local gym for some upper body training. Now, I have to admit, I did not feel “in the zone” to do anything miraculous, so I was really just going through the motions and getting a feel for the new environment, and also trying to calculate lbs to kg in my head LOL!!
Nia and I started off with super-setting Bench Presses with Rows (Nia did Single Arm Dumbbell Rows, while I did Seated Cable Rows). We did about 6 sets in total and kept the reps higher. I actually forgot I brought my camera, so I only have footage of the next section.
In the second section of the workout, I did a circuit of Standing Military Press, Pull Ups and Lateral Raises (yes, Lateral Raises). As you know, I have been doing more hypertrophy type training, so Nia and I starting having fun with some isolation exercises too!
At the end of the workout we did drop-sets of Scull-crushers and Bicep Curls. This meant we started wit 42-45lbs on the EZ Bar for the Skull-Crushers and then did as many reps as possible with that weight. Then dropped 10lbs off the bar and repeated until we just had 1 plate each side. With the bicep curls, we started with 25lbs and made our way down to 10lbs. The bicep curls nearly killed me!!! I never train my biceps like this anymore, so I was curling with my whole body and shaking liking a crazy person LOL!
While I did not go heavy with this workout, my arms are in bits today! Hypertrophy training is great fun to throw in from time to time, but I am sure I will go back to my old style soon enough. Here is a quick video. As you can see, it appears that Nia does NOTHING but crazy dancing … but she does actually train!
It was funny, because after this workout, we went to a local Vineyard and tasted every wine they had … haha! Great post-workout nutrition 😛
Here is Nia and I having our morning coffee in a local cafe where we sit on our laptop and reply to our emails etc. Nothing makes me happier than coffee in the morning blogging 🙂
That’s really it for today. We will have more bits of footage and things over the next week too, so stay tuned for that.