Lifting Move of the Week: Lateral Raise

It was pouring rain this morning, and the sound actually woke me up early! Booo. I just got up and drank some protein drink and headed out to the gym. Since I was early, I could take my time today.

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Barbell Split Squat 3 sets of 10 (each leg) at 65# Lower body
Seated Lat Row 1 sets of 10 at 45#

1 set of 10 at 55#

1 set of 8 at 70#

1 set of 6 at 85# <—- sweeet

Back
Seated Calf Raise 3 sets of 10 at 140# Calves
Plank 2 sets at 75 seconds

1 set at 60 seconds

Core
Barbell Chest Press 3 sets of 10 at 55# Chest
Chin ups 2-1/2 Upper body
Lateral Raise 3 sets of 10 with 10# DBs (20# total) Shoulders
Nosebreaker 3 sets of 10 at 30# Triceps
Good Mornings 3 sets of 10 at 45# Hammies and Low back

Yeah, I tried some chins.  I have not done those in months and it shows. I could not even knock out 2 in a row – I had to rest in between and could not do the third. I can’t believe how fast I lost strength in those!
After a bit of a treadmill walk, I then picked up John and we headed out to a new coffee shop that just opened up last week called North Country Coffee Cafe:

Cute inside:

Lots of coffees to choose from:

I had a wheat bagel and cream cheese and some Peruvian coffee, which was quite good.

Little skimpy on the cream cheese, but the bagel was nice and fresh.  Best of luck to the new cafe!

Lifting Move of the Week: The Lateral Raise. Okay, this video was shot differently just for the heck of it. 😀 This move is for your shoulder. Similar to the front raise I did a few weeks ago, only you raise your arms directly up from your sides, keeping the weights horizontal. Again, start light.

You can see I have a little hitch with this move where I shrug my shoulders a bit near the top, and that is because it caused me some discomfort with the issue I am having with my shoulder/biceps.  So don’t do that. (Needless to say, this move is out for a while).

Lunch time today.  I made another pita, only this time stuffed it 😀  Lemon pepper tuna and spring mix inside.

These are Joseph’s Pitas and only 60 calories per pita.  I do like their lavash, as well.  They make all kinds of good bread stuff that is high-fiber, high-protein.

Made more soap today.

In my old retail shop days, I could have cranked out this order in 1 day, but with my home set up, it has to be done over 4 days for space and equipment reasons.  Today’s agenda was frankincense and myrrh, gingerbread, and lilac.  I adore the F&M.

After finishing up those, it was time for a snack:

Plus a latte with protein.

Today is a no-added sugar day, so just cinnamon sprinkled on top.

Today was really a struggle to not have sweet stuff.  Normally it doesn’t bother me, but today I wanted sweet stuff – and not just fruit!  It’s been tough going.

Feeling so busy right now, but at least by tomorrow it will ease off.  I still have a bunch of work to do tonight as well.  😀  At least I am earning money!

Because of being busy, needed a quick dinner.  I had bought some of this at the store because I like paneer:

10 minute dinner with some couscous and broccoli:

It was decent.  You all know how I love my Indian food.  I probably would not buy this again.  It was a little bland for me, which you wouldn’t expect from Indian food, right?

Red pear snack coming up later.  This one I will cut up, but I just wanted to show you all the pear deliciousness!  They are so good this time of year:

Question:  Have you tried Joseph’s products?

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20 thoughts on “Lifting Move of the Week: Lateral Raise

  1. South Beach Steve

    It is really amazing how fast we can lose our strength, isn’t it? Fortunately, it comes back fairly quickly too.

    I just found a new coffee shop near my office. I am disappointed in most coffee shop coffees as they usually don’t compare to the coffee I roast, but this shop is really outstanding.

    Have a great day Lori!

  2. Pubsgal

    Bummers! We don’t have their products here, and I dearly love pitas. The high fiber or the soy ones look like they would work really well for me. Bet we have something with similar stats, though, so I’ll keep my eyes open.

    Mmmm, your new coffee place looks good! I’d go for the pumpkin spice coffee.

    Your chin-ups rock! I can’t do those…yet. I think I’ll add it to my bucket list. 😉

    And oh, how I hear you on the snackiness. I almost had a no-sugar-added day, but my Kind bar had sweeteners. I’m going to get one in there this week.
    .-= Pubsgal´s last blog ..Holiday Hoedown! Weekly Update- 11-17-10 =-.

  3. debby

    Yes, I stopped doing those lateral raises because they were no fun ! Now I’m doing your front raises. They aren’t much fun either LOL.

    Your pears always look SOOO beautiful. I love pears.

    Are you doing the no added sugar days just as a discipline, or challenge, or is there another purpose to them?
    .-= debby´s last blog ..Post in Real Time =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      I am doing the no-sugar days as part of my challenge through the rest of the year. It also is good for discipline for me and just some games to keep myself in line.

  4. Sandi

    Oh, I hate those sugar cravings! I’ve been struggling with them too. Not good when I have red velvet cake in front of me 🙁
    Your soap looks so pretty, I can almost smell it from here 🙂
    .-= Sandi´s last blog ..A link to a link =-.

  5. Andra

    Love Indian food, going to our friend’s Annual Curry Cook Off on Black Friday night. My turkey coconut curry won last year. I’m going turkey tikka masala and sag paneer this year. Can’t wait!
    .-= Andra´s last blog ..How Average Are You =-.

  6. Helen

    We pick Indian cuisine over Chinese every time! Love it.

    I feel for you with your shoulder hitch. I had one that literally took 10 months to get better. There’s something about that area that takes so long to rehab. Not to mention that lateral raises are just hard.

    I get a pita/roll-up/lavash product made by Damascus Bakeries out of Brooklyn that I actually prefer over Joseph’s. Only place I can find it is BJ’s. Hopefully they don’t discontinue it.

  7. Kelly

    Lateral raise=ouch

    Just wanted to let you know that I made your pumpkin custard oats this morning and they are wonderful! Very filling. I could not eat them all. Left maybe 1/4th in the bowl. I’ll definitely be having these again.
    .-= Kelly´s last blog ..Wicked Texans =-.

  8. Amanda @ bakingwithoutabox

    I haven’t seen Josephs in our stores. But I will tell you I first glanced at your video and thought you were holding those mondo weights. I was all what?!? as I have to use little weights for my lat raises. Lol. You still got me beat. Sorry about the ongoing bicep issue.

  9. Fran

    That coffeeshop looks really nice, I sure wish we would have more of those. We have a coffee/sandwich shop in my town but they don’t have special coffees like Starbucks for example. In the cities there are more coffee houses but I don’t come there very often.

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