Dark and rainy this morning. I drove to the gym, although it was certainly warm enough to bike. I just don’t ride in the dark (or rain)
|Barbell Deadlift/Row||3 set of 8 at 65#||Full body|
|Barbell Chest Press (close grip)||3 sets of 10 at 45# (yay!)||Chest|
|Dumbbell Pliet Squat||3 sets of 10 with 40# DB||Lower body|
|Horizontal Wood Chop||3 sets of 10 (each side) at 30#||Core|
|2-point row||3 sets of 8 with 25# DBs (50# total)||Back|
|Calf Raise||3 sets of 10 at 140#||Calves|
|Triceps Pulldown||3 sets of 15 at 30#||Triceps|
|Good Morning||3 sets of 10 at 45#||Lower back and hammies|
|Bent lateral raise||3 sets of 12 with 10# DBs (20# total)||Shoulders|
It was so humid today that we were all sweating at the gym. I was thinking how sweaty I was feeling and then somebody else mentioned it, too LOL!
Looks good, no? Oui!
Lifting Move of the Week: The Deadlift Row Combo!
Have I done this one recently? I can’t remember LOL! I have talked about this move before while I was doing NROLW, but kind of forgot about doing it and just started bringing it back into my routine. Now I remember why it is one of my favorites! It’s a whole body exercise. What you do is basically a stiff-legged deadlift and instead of standing back up again, do a row with the weights and then stand up.
You can use a bar or dumbbells for this. When pulling the weight up for the row, be careful not to pull too high up towards your chest or you will activate your shoulders instead of your back. We don’t want any injuries 😀
I made bread yesterday, so I wanted to have that with lunch. I decided to make a pressed sandwich with the waffle iron. Good for so much more than waffles! Did you know that you can cook bacon in a waffle iron? It’s true!
This was cooked chicken, laughing cow, and a bit of blueberry jam. Very tasty. I think I could have let the sandwich get toastier, but it was nice and warm.