Today, I did something a bit different. Now that I’m getting a lot more serious and consistent with my routine, I’m starting to move away from the machines and focus more on dumbbells/barbells and learning some different moves and upping dumbbell weight more. Some of the machines will stay in my routine because I’ve found some are really quite good at their intended muscle group, but I feel overall that dumbbell/barbells get that feeling you really want–where you have to push your muscles to perform at the end of the set.
So, what I tried out today was a bicep and triceps routine. Tomorrow I’m going to do chest and shoulders. Friday, abs. Saturday, legs and back. Weekends, as they have been, will be longer and more thorough routines. Playing it by ear.
I also went ahead and recorded my morning walk onto this Fitbit record. I usually do treadmill warm up, but I didn’t know how long it would take this morning so I skipped it. I only have 30-40 minutes to spare at the gym before the work time rush begins, but it turns out I could probably still use about 5-7 minutes on warm up.
Dumbbell Bicep Curls: 15 lb dumbbells3 x 12 Hammer Curls: 15 lb dumbbells3 x 12 Supine Bicep Curls: 10 lb dumbbells3 x 12 (these were awesome) Triceps Extension: 20 lb dumbbell (single) 3 x 12 Triceps Bench Press: 12.5 lb dumbbells 3 x 12 Cable Push Down: 40lbs 3 x 12 Push Up: 35 Triceps Dips: 3 x 12 Walk Outside: 25 minutes ish
Playlist Picks: Y’know? I haven’t listened to Revelations nearly as much as some other Audioslave albums, even though I’m properly obsessed with their debut–but, there are some really good songs on it. Listening to “Moth” this morning. It’s soft, yet hard at the same time and I’ve always loved that quality in Chris Cornell’s singing. This is also an underplayed song from one of my favorite Guano Apes album. No more, though. “Wash it Down” is frickin’ awesome.
And, the story of this HR graph is “Drop me off at the corner, I’ll walk.” When you’re really into it and sitting is just killing your mood. 😄