It is just great to be back. Love, love, love reading all iron that the girls push around here.
Ok, so quick before the kiddo's wake up..my chest/tricep workout for Tuesday and then my legs from yesterday. Posing coach said not a lot of work on building chest, so I won't do a whole lot. Also, I don't have my log in front of me, but this is pretty close
Incline DB press:
25x10 warm up
30x10 warm up
BB Flat Bench ( never bench but trainer said can't neglect this b/c it will look nice)
glad that was over (how embarrasing lol)
**my triceps were feeling pretty taxed by the time we actually started working them. I heart my trainer he is so good at pushing me....
Tricep Extensions (single arm)
then 30 min/moderate cardio on arc trainer, then abs: Planks, wood chops and weighted sit ups.
Single leg step ups with EZ Curl Bar (each leg 12 reps, then switch)
I am panting like a dog when I finish these
Scissor Jump 3 sets, 20 reps (10 each leg)
Sumo Jump 3 sets, 12 reps each
Leg Curl(SS)Leg Extension
85x12/105x8, drop, drop, drop to eek out 12. By this last set I am completely taxed and my legs are hard and have hit their limit and I freaking love every painful second of it. I think some girls assume I just walk around looking mad, but lol, I am just in pain....hahahaha
So today is a bit of cardio, not much since I just did legs and then some posing practice.
I have also just been given a great book called...Strengths Finder 2.0. LOL, its not a book about lifting, its a book about finding what your natural personality strengths are and developing those qualities.
The premise of the books was started because the author thought as a society we tend to focus so much on what we can't do, and try to over come those qualities, rather than focus on what were are truly good at and excel in those areas.
A quote from the introduction is what really grabbed me
"At its fundamentally flawed core, the aim of most any learning program is to help us become who we are not...The reality is that a person who has always struggled in numbers is unlikely to become a great accountant or statistician.
And the person without much natural empathy will unlikey be able to comfort an agitated customer...This might sound like a heretical point of view, especially for those of us who grew up believing the essential myth that we could become anything we wanted.
Yet its clear from Gallups research that each person has greater potential for succes in specific areas and the key to human development is building on who you ALREADY ARE."
Imagine if we didn't force our kids to become great at everything, and instead had them focus on excelling at their natural abilities? Not saying that we all don't need a basic fundamentals, but imagine the self-esteem our kids would have if we encouarged them to really excel at what they were already good at.
What if we did that for ourselves, instead of trying to be everything to everyone? Maybe its just me, I am just tired of apologizing for what I am, what I am not, what I should do, should be, blah, blah, blah. I don't want my kids growing up with that attitude either.
Anyway, with this book comes an online test (which I have yet to take) to tell you what your five strengths are and then to develop the areas in which you have the strongest potential. I will keep you posted on what I find out...