Upper Body Day

Today started the next section of my Beginner’s Weight Training (http://www.muscleandfitness.com/workouts/workout-routines/complete-mf-beginners-training-guide-0?day=1) routine from Muscle and Fitness. I extended the 4 weeks into 2-3 weeks per week because the middle two weeks of July were chock full of performances. 10 days and 13 performances. So I stretched it out so I wasn’t trying to over extend myself.

Today was the upper body day of Week 2. I have evolved into trying to extend myself further, pushing the weight I use to really try and work my muscles, and build that strength. At the end of this post, I will post what I completed today. I ended up missing the tricep extension completely. Oops. But I blame the fact that I had failed doing more than one set of the machine preacher curls. My biceps were just not going to go any further.

Thursday is taiko practice and then Friday is the first lower body workout of week 2. There is a fewer number of movements but as lower body is more difficult for me, I am completely fine with it.

FitNotes Workout – Wednesday 27th July 2016

** Flat Barbell Bench Press **
– 10.0 lbs x 10 reps
– 12.5 lbs x 12 reps
– 15.0 lbs x 15 reps

** Incline Dumbbell Fly **
– 10.0 lbs x 10 reps
– 12.0 lbs x 12 reps
– 15.0 lbs x 15 reps

** Barbell Bent-Over Row **
– 10.0 lbs x 10 reps
– 12.5 lbs x 12 reps
– 15.0 lbs x 15 reps

** Lat Pulldown **
– 75.0 lbs x 10 reps
– 90.0 lbs x 12 reps
– 105.0 lbs x 15 reps

** Overhead Dumbell Press **
– 10.0 lbs x 10 reps
– 12.0 lbs x 12 reps
– 15.0 lbs x 15 reps

** Lateral Dumbbell Raise **
– 5.0 lbs x 10 reps
– 8.0 lbs x 12 reps
– 10.0 lbs x 15 reps

** Barbell Curl **
– 7.5 lbs x 10 reps
– 10.0 lbs x 12 reps
– 10.0 lbs x 15 reps

** Machine Preacher Curl **
– 10.0 lbs x 10 reps

** Lying EZ-Bar Triceps Extension **
None

** Rope Push Down **
– 30.0 lbs x 10 reps
– 40.0 lbs x 12 reps
– 50.0 lbs x 15 reps

** Crunch **
– 20 reps
– 18 reps
– 15 reps

Found some powerlifting training routines for beginners online. Going to add some to my workouts, easy on the weight until I join a gym and/or a trainer/coach. Which will be after I see the meet in August.

Tomorrow is Wednesday, thank goodness and I will be jumping back in to my weight training after resting while going through the Taiko gauntlet. I miss it.