Let’s do some arms to match the crazy leg workout

Ok, I’ll admit…I’ve been lazy with the updates but it seems like the days only begins before they come to an end and here am I thinking I would have more time during the summer vacation…yeah, right!

So last week Wednesday we did this crazy leg workout that left me sore for days so by the time Friday came around Jonathan thought we should do the same workout but for the upper body and it was absolutely awesome!

We started out with doing to sets of 25 scarecrow…

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 … and 10 shoulder raiser from the side moving the dumbbells to the front and down. Every time we came back to the side we counted one so even though it was only two exercises in this little warm up it took a little bit of time.

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As soon as we were nicely warmed up we moved straight to the barbell for some presses and they were done exactly the same way as we did the squats. We started out by doing 8 presses (I can’t remember the exact weight) again because we were doing less rep counts we did four rounds. At the end of the last round we dropped two plates and took it to exhaustion then we dropped all the weight only working with the barbell and once again worked to exhaustion. I guess it’s good not working this alone as it is great to have someone to spot you just in case  😉

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We weren’t given much rest till the next circuit that was built up between two movements chest flies on an incline using between 12-15 pounds and push up from a bench.

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When Jonathan told me that we were using the bench I thought it was going to be easy but I was so wrong because the arms, shoulders and pecks was really tired at this point!

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As we moved on we gave the muscles a bit of a break because we moved on to the pulldowns focusing on the lats. This was built up by building up the weight and at the last set we dropped back the weight and took it to exhaustion every time.

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We moved straight from the lats working the triceps and shoulders doing triceps extension from a bench using one dumbbell and with the lats already being tired I could feel I was helping out using my core…

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This was combined with rows using the TRX…

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When we moved into our last and final circuit I started to feel real pumped, I get the feeling that my skin doesn’t fit and I then know I worked to max! Like I said we finished out the day with priestess curls, dips and hammer curls…

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2 thoughts on “Let’s do some arms to match the crazy leg workout

  1. This workout looks great! I really wish I could get into lifting…I’m trying to find resources such as bodybuilding.com and jefit but I just feel like I look like an idiot…not because I’m a woman but because I have NO idea what I am doing…

    • I never thought I would get into weight lifting…I thought I would get bulky and being a former gymnast that was never my goal but I totally changed my mind (not about the bulkiness cos that would not happen even if I tried lol) when I started bootcamp about 3 years ago. I love working out with my girlfriends in a semi-private group which is both efficient and cost effective. So I guess my advice would to get a trainer that could help you out work out the right way…Best of luck!

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