Friday, May 27, 2011

Burn, baby, burn

Move that body: 3.11-mile run (two walk breaks totaling 0.5 mile)

10-pound weights … arms … next day … ow.

Ow, ow, ow.

Yesterday, I decided to switch up my routine and just use the 10-pounders. It sounded good at the time. Then again, it was about 6:30 a.m. and I might nod my head to anything at 6:30 if I haven’t had any coffee.

I did eight reps of each exercise, going through all of them, before starting the second set – and I did three sets.

  • Hammer curl with overhead press
  • Tricep kickback
  • Bentover Row
  • Alternating lateral raise
  • Wide-grip bicep curl
  • Tricep extension
  • Alternating front raise
  • Bicep curl
  • Wall push-up

It wasn’t too bad – at the time – with the exception of the lateral raise. I suck at those. Probably why I should keep doing ’em. After all, I have just 6.5 weeks to get in baby lifting shape!

If you’re wanna shake things up or looking for a little something different, you know, from people who know what they are talking about, here’s a workout I found at Women’s Health:

I think I might have to add that reverse fly to my circuit! (I also like their idea here – from a different workout – for a twist on the tricep kickback!)

What’s your fave upper body move?


  1. Baby carrying will seem oh so easy compared to that routine - yoozers!

    For the record, I have missed Friday Love :(

    Have a great holiday weekend!!!!

  2. I love a good military press with a squat. Ever since I heard that having defined shoulders makes you look thinner I have really worked on my shoulders. I should work on my stomache cause that would also make me be thinner instead of just look it! :)

    I have been very impressed with your working out while being preggo. I had my third baby 8 months ago and am just getting to my prepregnancy weight. You would think I would've learned from the first two but sadly I didn't!

    Okay I have tried to leave this comment six times but for some reason blogger is not letting me leave my name with it. This is Jess from