First of all I went to do legs on Tuesday afternoon but the gym was packed. I thought this was unusual for 3pm but I realised some sports and exercise students were doing some strength and conditioning training. Anyway I wasn’t able to start with my usual exercise of squats but it was good to change up the routine a bit. Here’s what I did:
Stationary squats holding 10 kg plate – 15 reps on each leg x2
Curtsy lunges – 15 reps x2
American deadlifts with 30 kg barbell 3 x 10
Squats – 20 x 30 kg with weighted barbell (not on rack), 10 x 40 kg, 10 x 45 kg
Hip abductors 3 x 10 at 70 kg
Stretches to finish
A shorter and sweeter leg day but actually left me feeeling more sore than usual, perhaps due to working different muscles in some of the exercises.
Today was upper body day and again the gym was pretty busy so I didn’t get a shot on the cable machines, but still managed a good quality but short workout:
5 minute warm up jog
Upright rows 3 x 10 at 20kg
Overhead press 3 x 10 at 15 kg
Overhead tricep extensions 3 x 12 holding 8 kg medicine ball
Press ups on a Reebok step 2 x 15
Sit ups with 8 kg medicine ball 2 x 15
Russian twists with 8 kg medicine ball 2 x 20
Stretches to finish.
Today’s workout was more about listening to my body and just doing any exercise I felt like. My legs were still sore from Tuesday so I avoided any lower body work and stuck to the plan of upper body.
Hope you’ve all had great workouts so far this week!