How are you guys? I was M.I.A. yesterday because I worked a double shift (10:30am to close, first cut). I was cut by 10pm but Joe and I stayed to eat something and hang out for a bit.
I had planned on doing legs yesterday but I just couldn’t get myself out of bed before the long work day, so I just chalked it up as a rest day. Today I managed to squeeze in legs AND upper body. I started off as I usually do: abdominals. I had no idea what I was going to do and I just blurted out to Joe; “I’m going to do 500 bicycles!”. Well, I ended up doing just that! I completed 100, rested, and mixed other ab exercises in between before completing another set of 100, until I hit 500 bicycle crunches. By the last set my abs were on fire and I could barely finish, but I pushed myself. It felt great!
The gym is always so crowded on Saturday mornings so I wanted to do something simple but effective. I figured a one piece of equipment workout would do the trick. A barbell!
Full Body Barbell Workout
Repeat each set of exercises back to back 4 times (or as many sets as you can do), completing as many reps as possible. Choose a weight that is manageable for both exercises so you don’t have to switch barbells.
- barbell squats
- bent over barbell row
- good mornings
- barbell clean and press
- barbell deadlifts
- barbell chest press
I actually ended up doing non-barbell exercises for the rest of my workout, but I’d recommend these two to finish off with arms.
- barbell bicep curls
- skull crushers (with barbell, for triceps)
I also through in some weighted calf raises at the end followed by 25 minutes on the bike. I have a feeling my entire body is going to be screaming at me tomorrow morning.
Okay, you guys might get sick of these soon, but……
Seriously, with all this Chobani, I can’t help but make delicious parfaits.
I layered granola with raspberry Chobani (um hello! I forgot how good this flavor is!), bananas, blackberries, and strawberries.
Now I am just sipping on some iced coffee before I start getting ready for work.
How nice is this weather? Joe and I are trying to figure out what we are doing tomorrow. We both need new running shoes so we were thinking about going into the city to Jack Rabbit and making a day out of it with dinner, etc. I’m definitely going to need them this month because……….
Training starts on my birthday – June 23rd! Surprise! It will be my first one!
- Do you have a good suggestion for a half marathon training plan for someone who hasn’t run one before, has only run 8 miles at the most, but is currently at a lull and only running about 5 miles max? I’ve researched a few so I have a good idea, but any suggestions would help!