As promised from last week, here is the strength training workout we’ve been doing. We lift 4 days a week, Monday through Thursday focusing on one group a day. Monday is chest day, Tuesday is back day, Wednesday is arm day, and we finish out the week with leg day (PSA: friends don’t let friends skip leg day.) on Thursday. Our workout takes about 45 minutes because we can’t share the bar most days so Hubs does his set, then I do my set.
We do our workouts in 3 sets of 10 reps with 45 seconds of rest in between each set. Once we do all 3 sets, we move onto the next exercise. Most of the exercises came from the Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises but if you don’t have that handy, you can always google or YouTube whatever you don’t know.
I am not an expert (I’ve only been lifting 1 month) and neither is my husband so we consult our book if we have questions. Do the exercises right and you won’t get hurt.
When we started out, most exercises, I was just using the bar, which is 45 pounds but this week, I have increased to 60 lbs. Yay! Once you have the technique down, it is very easy to lift more weight. You should wake up the next day feeling a little sore. Not so sore that you can’t lift your hand to brush your teeth but you shouldn’t wake up feeling like you didn’t lift at all.
I’m pretty happy with our new weight lifting routine. This was our workout for July and our workout for August is a little different but I’ll share that with you at the beginning of September.
I’m curious, what are your favorite strength training exercises?