During the school year I do most of my lifting at home, but this summer, I have made a comeback at the gym. Paul and I go together but don't workout together. We do our own thing.
My "own thing" these days is a little different than normal. I'm still am not lifting lower body because it has bothered my ITB for years. I know, it is sad. I do work on the floor for my glutes and legs, which you will see.
For the past couple months I have altered what I do for upper body because my shoulder had been bothering me. Slowly but surely, it went away. I'm not sure if it went away because I have taken out certain exercises and lowered some of my weights, or if it just went away on it's own. Whatever it is, I'm happy that it's almost gone!
Today I'll show you what I did on Sunday, which is pretty standard for me right now. Paul took a bunch of pictures for the blog! Ideally, I lift twice a week, but I haven't been diligent about it this summer. Some weeks I only lift once. I should probably get back on a schedule...
Stability Ball Pull Ins
Sometimes I do this in between circuits, sometimes I do it while I wait for Paul to finish up, and sometimes I wait and do it at home while I watch CNN.
Pigeon Pose is a staple.
I also stretch my hammies and calves.
I foam roll my calves, hammies, glutes, back, and ITB
Do you do any of these exercises?
I love how you match the Planet Fitness Colors! Did you plan that since you knew you'd be photographer??? ;)ReplyDelete
Lol no I did not plan I promise! Paul noticed that too though. :)Delete
Yes! You do match the PF colors!Delete
I do CrossFit, so I do what they tell me to do! This morning was rowing, ring rows, dips, and some sort of squat where you have one leg on a bench behind you.ReplyDelete
I also loved your color coordination!
Ah split squats! I used to do those back before my ITB decided to ruin it. Planet Fitness just got row machines. Paul loves them!Delete
Nice workout! I do some of those -- I never use a stability ball because I end up using my back too much and my PT really tries to keep me from doing that :) It sucks you can't do much lower body work. I just got the OK (from PT) to start doing squats and lunges (just body weight for now).ReplyDelete
That's exciting! Are you itching to squat and lunge?Delete
There is a different stability ball exercise I don't do anymore because I always end up using my back more than my abs for it! So I definitely know that feeling.
I really like this post and these ideas for a workout. Normally, I lift in a BodyPump class but I haven't been able to go lately due to my schedule and work (the classes at my gym begin at 5 or 5:30 which is hard if I have to work any later than usual). Also I love that you included pictures of everything- I never knew what the Captain's Chair was but have seen that equipment and have seen that description... just never knew the name of it.ReplyDelete
Now here's a thinker.. I wonder why it is called capt chair!?Delete
I'm glad you enjoyed! I never go into lots of details about lifting because I don't think it interests many people but once in awhile I like to!
Do you ever feel like pigeon pose is doing nothing? I have a whole hip opening routine I do since I have really tight hips. Pigeon is the thing that usually really does the trick, but sometimes my hips are so tight I feel like even pigeon doesn’t work! Usually I only do my hip opening routine every other day, so if I do it two days I a row I usually feel back to normal but it’s so crazy to me when even pigeon doesn’t work right away!ReplyDelete
Hmmm well when I do pigeon it's because I feel a twinge in my glute or my groin. Is that what it feels like when your hips are tight?Delete