Lifting move of the week and some quake shaking!

Last Wednesday I talked about how I was feeling fatigued with the workout and biking to breakfast, so today was the day try a bigger snack.  I had a protein drink with milk and protein powder to the tune of about 200 calories.  Normally I have about 110.  It was really humid this morning, too, so biking felt like swimming on my way in.  I also took a Tylenol PM last night, and it left me groggy this morning.

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Deadlifts 3 sets of 8 with 65# bar Lower body
Chin ups 1 sets of 2, 3 sets of 1 Upper body
1-legged dead lifts 3 sets of 8 each leg with 15# DBs (30# total) Hamstrings and balance
Incline bench press 3 sets of 10 at 55# Chest
Decline sit ups 3 sets of 10 Abs
Arnold Press 3 sets of 10 with 12# DBs (24# total) Shoulders
2-point dumbbell row 3 sets of 10 with 25# DBs (50# total) Back
Bench Dip 3 sets of 10 Triceps

Lifting move of the week is the Arnold Press!  This move is for your shoulders.  Named for the famous Arnold, and if you want to be cool, you can pronounce it as the Ah-nold press :mrgreen:  It’s for the front and side deltoid muscles.

Welcome back to my spare bedroom for this video:

It’s pretty much a dumbbell press with an arm rotation for that little something extra.  It took me a few tries to get coordinated at doing it, too.  You can do this on an incline bench as well, for variety.

John met me at the gym and we biked on out.  I was very sweaty for this ride from humidity.  I don’t know as I noticed the extra 90 calories or not from my preworkout drink.

Lookie at the bagels!

They were starting to run low.

I got my wheat bagel with plain cream cheese and we sat outside.

Breakfast biking was 13 miles round trip.

After a slow morning of work, I got a hankering for some eggs for lunch.   On toast with some laughing cow and hot sauce.

Why, when it is hot and humid, do I proceed to make it worse with hot sauce?  Hello brain??

Quite the interesting time this afternoon. There was an earthquake here in the early afternoon:

And we felt it at our house.  I was working and at first I thought I was getting dizzy, but then I realized the house was rocking.  You could see the mirror and pictures moving.  It lasted for a while, too.  Very strange sensation when you are not in an area prone to this!

Snack time:

Plus a latte.

I am posting early today, as we are going to my niece’s moving up ceremony today and having pizza afterwards!  Congrats to Logan for moving up to the 6th grade 😀

Added note: So far, I am still snacky on Wednesdays despite the extra calories.  Need to research more….

Stay tuned for an appropriate hot weather review/giveaway on Thursday….

Question:  Ever felt an earthquake?

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27 thoughts on “Lifting move of the week and some quake shaking!

  1. Kimberley

    I am still traumatized from the earthquake today. I was in a teleconference with another lady at the office and I suddenly started moving and seeing everything else move.

    I asked her why everything was moving and she looked at my like I was crazy…I thought for sure I was having a stroke.

    A few minutes later, the lady we were having the teleconference with told us there had been an earthquake. Boo! I still feel shaky.

    Love the Arnold press!

    Congratulations to Logan! Have a fun night.
    .-= Kimberley´s last blog ..Free Fruit for All =-.

  2. MB

    Love the Ah-nold press. I’m going to have to give those a try on my next trip to the weight room.

    Glad you didn’t have any damage from the quake. One of the only times I felt a quake was in ’02 (I think). We were hiking up on Mt. Mansfield (Stowe) in Vermont and were down in a cave when we felt a little shaking going on. I thought the guys I was with were messing with me but after we got off the mountain we heard about the earthquake. It was scary to think of what could have happened if we got stuck in the cave of the winds. It’s certainly not something we see here often in the northeast and one of the reasons I would never live in California. Give me a good ol’ blizzard anyday over an earthquake.

    Have fun tonight and enjoy the pizza. 😉

  3. Lisa

    Yep, I’ve been in a few earthquakes. It was quite the experience!

    I struggle with snacking too. I know I eat low calories and if I start to get shakey or get a headache it’s usually because I worked out TOO hard and didn’t eat enough BEFORE or AFTER exercise.
    .-= Lisa´s last blog ..Fat Tax =-.

  4. Tena

    I’ve started doing some strength training so I really loved the Ah-nold press! I can relate to the humidity – Houston is a sauna right now!

    I’ll never forget the first time I felt an earthquake. I was living in California so it was common for everyone else. But coming from Texas I had no idea what to expect and like you, it was very disorienting and scary :/ Glad all is well!
    .-= Tena´s last blog ..Yep, it’s Summer alright. =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      I cook the eggs in the microwave for a minute in a round bowl, then I stir and cook for another 30 seconds. They get all puffed like that from the microwave. Quick and easy. 😀

  5. Tish

    I’ll be very interested to hear your conclusions about upping the snack and whether it works. I’ve experienced earthquakes, too. Very weird and scary.

  6. Kim Zepp

    I didn’t feel today’s quake, but my husband did at work.
    The only quake I ever did feel was when I was in the 5th grade (here in NE Ohio.) I remember it sooo clearly, like it was yesterday! My classroom was in the basement and the whole room was moving like a wave. For some reason I stood up and grabbed the back of my chair.
    I’ll have to try that Arnold Press; I’ve never done those!
    .-= Kim Zepp´s last blog ..Presque Isle Time Trial =-.

  7. Pubsgal

    I was born and raised here in California, have experienced several, and I’ve always found them weird and freaky. Partly because there’s no warning, and partly because I always wonder during the quake whether it’s going to get bigger, or if it was that a precursor to a larger one.
    .-= Pubsgal´s last blog ..I’m Back! =-.

  8. cammy@TippyToeDiet

    We apparently have them here a lot (Memphis, New Madrid fault), but I’ve only felt one quake, back when I was a teenager. I thought a train passing, but then I remembered we didn’t live near a railroad track. 🙂
    .-= cammy@TippyToeDiet´s last blog ..Hot Days, Cold Foods =-.

  9. Letitia Elliott

    Spicy food in warm weather is a natural!! Think Mexican very hot there. The sweat cools the body.

  10. Shelley B

    Nice form with the Arnold!

    I’ve experienced more earthquakes than I can count, having grown up in California. You get, not USED to them, but unless it’s a really big one (like over 5.0), you talk about it for a few minutes and then move on. Now if we were to get one here in Texas – well, that would be exciting and weird!
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Wednesday Workout Update – Survey Says! Edition =-.

  11. debby

    Yep, grew up in California–what’s the big deal LOL! I have to admit I haven’t felt one since I moved back in 1986.

    Hey I like that Ah-nold press, and since he is my governor, I feel the need to learn it. but I’m gonna have to watch your video with a dumbbell in my hand. It seems a little tricky to me.

    I forgot to tell you I tried half a bagel at that nurses conference. I still don’t like them much. Isn’t that weird? But there are plenty of other baked goods that I do like…
    .-= debby´s last blog ..I’m Dancing as Fast as I Can =-.

  12. Amy

    We have a fault line running through Belgium, and we have felt a couple of quakes. One time I actually saw our bed move – I couldn’t believe it. It is a very strange feeling…

    Thanks for another workout move video! I am now on the second half of the Phase 1, starting to get tough, especially the swiss ball jackknife – kills my wrists actually!
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..Birthday Boy! =-.

  13. Fitcetera

    Actually, yes. I live in Windsor, ON which isn’t earthquake territory but back when I was a teenager, I felt one. It moved my bed a few inches and shut my bedroom door. It really freaked me out!

    Always love your videos!
    .-= Fitcetera´s last blog .. =-.

  14. Alissa

    What a weird feeling! There have been a couple of earthquakes in IL in the last few years, but I was not home when they happened. Very weird how there are earthquakes in odd places lately!
    .-= Alissa´s last blog ..Saturday =-.

  15. Jan

    Mother Nature sure had her knickers in a knot here yesterday. A couple of hours after the earthquake she sent us a path of tornado’s! Geesh – get out of the house – earthquake……take cover in the house – tornado. What’s a girl to do?

  16. Jody - Fit at 52

    Have I ever felt an earthquake! I live in southern CA!!! 🙂 Last week I had finally got to sleep & bam, an earthquake woke me up! Saw that shaking on the news & how far it traveled!!!! Excitement for you! I think bagel is a better excitement!

    Like the Arnold press. I always have to do lighter weight when I do that move vs. a regular ole shoulder press.

    Hope you had fun at the graduation!
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..I’m Getting Personal!!! =-.

  17. Hope @ Hope's Journey

    I’ve NEVER felt an earthquake here in good ole’ Iowa before, although I have been though tons of tornados. Although they rarely touch the ground here, so I barely heed to warnings to take cover anymore. 😀 Which will probably bite me in the butt sometime.

  18. Sara

    I’ve always thought it was interesting that the cultures with the spiciest cuisine are located in very hot and muggy parts of the world (and the opposite is true too. I’ve never been to Scandinavia, but I can attest that Dutch food is very bland.) I’ve read that hot weather can reduce your appetite, and spicy foods stimulate the appetite.
    I felt an earthquake once when I was in 7th or 8th grade in SE Michigan. I think the epicenter was somewhere in Ohio. My desk was shaking gently, and I turned around to the kid behind me and told him to stop moving my desk! 😀

  19. Susan

    Yeah, it was definitely a little crazy here yesterday with the earthquake!! Thankfully I was back in my sister’s apartment when it happened. There were people stuck in her elevators when the power went out.. now that would suck bigtime. There was a fair bit of damage to older buildings around Ottawa, most people were evacuated and sent home for the day. I was expecting some bad thunderstorms when I moved to Ontario… but definitely no earthquakes!! 😛
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..All Shook Up =-.

  20. Joanne

    Some places in the Mohawk Valley felt the quake. Guess I was too involved in work to notice.
    When I was in college (Oswego), we had a quake. That was the coolest sensation. It was early in the morning and the beds in the soroity house started shaking. It woke me up and I remember looking at the wall where pictures were hanging above me thinking i was going to get a good bonk on the head. That early in the AM made it seem to last a long time but I really think it was only about a minute.
    .-= Joanne´s last blog ..CEimB: Chicken Paella with Sausage and Olives =-.

  21. Kathy W.

    I felt the quake yesterday, in Central Ohio–I was lying on the bed half-asleep with my eyes closed, thinking I’d take a nap. The bed started rumbling–I somehow thought I was feeling my own heartbeat? It seemed to stop, but then started up again, like a piece of heavy machinery was working near the house (an old Victorian). Freaky!

  22. Jen

    I was born in CA, so I have been through some quakes. I live in Michigan and it was also felt here yesterday, but I was not one of the lucky ones who felt it.

    P.S. The scrambled eggs on toast with LC and hot sauce looks scrumptious 🙂

    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Samples! =-.

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