Thursday, August 15, 2013

Upper Body Mini-Circuits

Today's workout may not have been the best idea before a few hours of packing and moving, but it certainly felt good after several days without upper body work. I started with an upper body workout, including three mini-circuits:

Arm Circuit
Upright Rows - Use dumbbells or a barbell

Overhead Press - Increase the challenge by standing on one leg

Chest Press - Increase the challenge with an unstable surface, like a stability ball

Dumbbell Pullover - Increase the challenge with an unstable surface, like a stability ball

Fatigue Challenge
Challenge yourself to max out on pushups, then pullups. For an extra challenge, complete two or three rounds!

Ab Circuit - 3 rounds of 25 reps each

Dumbbell Crunches - Lay flat on your back with your feet straight up in the air. Holding a dumbbell with straight arms above your chest, lift your shoulder blades off the ground, reaching the weight toward your feet.

Twisting Crunches (with or without a weight)

I also took a Zumba class, which was really fun. The instructor called volunteers up on stage to dance  and even got me up there for one song. I'm liking Zumba more and more, especially as I see different instructors' styles!

The rest of the day--which obviously included a lot of packing and moving with my parents--moved pretty quickly. Most entertaining, of course, is Scout, who has found plenty of opportunities to sleep in strange places, jump into boxes, and even take a little walk in the backyard.

Off to bed to gear up for another day of helping pack and move.

Happy Friday!

1 comment:

  1. mini circuits! circuits are always a favorite of mine!