It was after about two months of lifting weights that I started to notice something new on my body. Biceps! Little, tiny biceps emerging on my arms. My arms! The next time I saw my trainer I showed him my new, little muscles and he said “You have guns! The little kind, like what grandma carries in her purse!”
My arms have always been the part of my body I want to hide. Everyone has a part they don’t like. I have these weird scrawny hands and wrists, but bulk around my elbows and flabby upper arms. My complete lack of upper body strength is one of the main things I wanted to fix when I started lifting weights, so I set a goal of doing ten chin-ups. I haven’t been able to do one yet, but I’ll get there! I can definitely knock out push ups like no one’s business these days. Chin ups will surely follow.
Today was upper body day at the gym. Since I want to do those chin ups I’m working on building back muscles – and because a muscular back is sexy as heck. Lat pulldows, bent over flys and rows were first on the menu. I do my rows on one leg because I desperately need to work on balance and spatial awareness. I often do push ups on a BOSU ball for this reason as well. Chest, shoulders and triceps also got a workout today. Looking back I kind of neglected my biceps. I’ll get ‘em next time.
There’s a pin floating around on Pinterest of a very fit girl in her underpants posing in front of the mirror with her cell phone. The caption says “What fit girls do when they are all alone in their room after a workout.” It’s not just fit girls. Girls and guys. Fat, fit, old, young, big, small – nearly everyone loves that post-workout feeling when your muscles are all sweaty and tired and you look HOT!
|Bent-over reverse flys||3||20||7.5|
|Single-leg bent-over rows||3||15 ea. leg||7.5|
|Reclining chest flys||3||20||7.5|
|Close-grip push ups||3||20|
|Barbell triceps extensions||3||20||15|
|Dumbbell shoulder press||3||20||7.5|
Elliptical set to resistance 7; 15 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes