My body hasn’t been happy with my slow and steady return to running, but that doesn’t mean I quit moving. Kevin and I started a walk streak this weekend to gear up for our Europe trip. Do we really need to train? No. Is it a fun excuse to bond and be active together? Heck yes!
In other weekend news that I failed to mention yesterday, we took our cats to the vet Saturday. They needed another rabies vaccine, and apparently they also needed to be sedated. I had no idea my sweet babies could act like such demons! Just look what Cleo did to the wall before knocking a picture frame off the wall and then promptly getting stuffed back into her cat carrier.
my “claws” added for effect
It’s okay – we all get into beast mode sometimes. I can’t recommend getting into beast mode at the doctor’s office, but I do recommend beast mode during a workout.
I’ve been in beast mode lately at the gym. It’s not that I’m doing the hardest arm workout ever, but it is definitely my favorite. This one gives the best results even though it only takes about 35 minutes to complete. So with out further adieu, I present my Armed & Dangerous upper body workout – beast mode optional… kinda.
Start with 3 sets of 10, but change it up with a few drop sets or 3 basic sets of 8 or 12 reps on subsequent runs of the workout. I usually do this one 2-3 (usually 3) times per week for 4-6 (usually 6) weeks.
afternoon cat nap
Even though we all love beast mode action, it’s good to relax too. This pic is just to show how my furry children didn’t stay angry at us for long. (Kev + Leia = BFFs)
- Do you have a favorite go-to upper body workout? If so, link up!