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.
MarianneTags: bench press, bicep curls, chin ups, military press, upper body exercises, upper body gym workout