It’s just not getting any warmer around here! We can’t seem to get out of the 30s, if we even get to them. I saw this in my Pinterest feed today and it made me laugh…then cry.
Yeah – how about the snow melt first!!!! 😡 So over this.
Anyhoo, this is the B workout to stage 2 of Define Yourself.
|Reverse Cable Wood Chop (low to high)||3 sets of 8 each side at 15#|
|Jackknife on stability ball||3 sets of 8|
|Step Ups||3 sets of 8 each leg with 20# DBs|
|T Pushups||3 sets of 4 each side|
|Single-leg Squats||3 sets of 8 each leg|
|Alternating lateral raise||3 sets of 8 each arm with 8# DBs|
|Reverse Row||3 sets of 8|
|Supine Hip Extension to Leg Curl (SHELC)||3 sets of 8|
There is a lot of balance work in this month’s workouts. The step ups I tried to do on a higher step. This is about 18 inches high (maybe taller?):
That didn’t work out so well. It was really hard and I couldn’t keep my balance, so I went back down to the shorter step.
The T-pushups weren’t bad, I have to say. I was doing sets of 10 last month, so dropping down to 8 helped, although the last set was quite difficult.
I am not sure what I will do with the single-leg squats. I have almost no range of motion doing these on the left side and it hurts a little in a not right kind of way, so I might be better off just doing regular squats or deadlifts. I don’t want an injury right before biking season starts!
The SHELC is best explained by doing a hamstring curl lying on the floor using a stability ball. This is a good exercise because it works the hamstrings and it also works your core because you have to keep your feet on the ball as well.
Now I will be alternating these 2 workouts for the next 4 weeks.