Pre-workout fuel: Slice of whole-wheat toast
Workout: 30 minutes yoga, quick upper body and 2.5-mile walk with Denali
I once read that Madonna uses nothing but 3-pound weights to keep her arms super toned.
Three-pound weights and a lot of repetitions.
And while I normally follow the principle of lighter weights with higher reps, this morning I decided to break out the big guns: the 10-pound free weights. (Yes, 10-pounders are the "big" ones for me.)
I did three 8-repetition sets of the following exercises:
Alternating anterior raise
Alternating lateral raise
When I use 5-pound weights, I will do 12 repetitions per set and also add exercises such as a wide-grip bicep curl, reverse fly, upright row and chest press. But after 10 or 15 minutes this morning, my arms and shoulders were crying out, screaming for the comfort of my usual 5-pounders.
Seeing as every now and again, a girl needs a good cry so I'd say this fit the bill. I might even feel inclined to incorporate the weights on a more regular basis - say once a week. I have some post-F4F ideas that may impede this idea ... or put it in motion. We'll see.
How do you switch up your workouts?