I made it for a second day in a row on my training plan! I’m not a believer in running every day. I am also no longer a believer in “more miles are good miles”. My training includes three hard runs a week with maybe one additional run for just a little stress relief or because the weather is nice.
So today wasn’t a running day. But, I still like to have a designated workout or task I can complete for my training. This morning after my first client, I completed an arm circuit geared toward helping me build pull-up muscles. (Full disclosure, I tried to get up and get this workout in before I trained with him, but I’m just not adjusted to the early early mornings yet.)
Here is the circuit:
- 3 sets of 10 scapular pulls. Hang at the bottom of the pull up and pull the shoulder blades together. That’s it. This is a small movement but will train that initial pull of the motion.
- 3 sets of 10 reverse flyes. Nothing special here, just working on developing the rhomboids and other upper back muscles.
- 3 sets of 5 assisted pull-ups. Right now I’m using a green band to help pull me up. I’ll keep scaling down in bands until I don’t need them anymore. Hopefully before I turn 30 😉
Then, just because I needed to get a good sweat in, I did 15 x 30 seconds fast, 30 seconds slow on the treadmill. Did I say I didn’t run today? I guess I did, but I count this differently in my mind.
Also celebrating 2 years today with Chap. What the heck? I can’t remember anything I was committed to for that long. Does college count? Never would have thought “beast mode baby, Sprenkeled” would have turned into this. Here’s to two more!