FBB Stage 2 Workout B

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.

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Yeah – how about the snow melt first!!!! 😡 So over this.

Anyhoo, this is the B workout to stage 2 of Define Yourself. 

Exercise Set/rep/weight
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?):

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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.

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13 thoughts on “FBB Stage 2 Workout B

  1. Kathy W.

    fertilize pansies? Remove SPENT BLOOMS?! sob.

    We had low visibility warnings on Monday due to weird bursts of blowing snow. It is a never-ending parade of winter crap!

      1. Kathy W.

        exactly, the idea of there being actual flowers blooming around here now is like the impossible dream…

  2. debby

    Well, at least you don’t have the problem that I do. I wondered why none of my pansies were blooming. Some of them were surely in the right location. Today I saw Noah standing in the middle of one of the beds munching on pansies! Looking for doggie repellent tomorrow.

    That exercise routine looks very challenging. (as in, I don’t even want to try it…)
    debby´s last blog post ..I Like Me

  3. Fran

    Again … wanna come over? 68 degrees and sunshine this weekend, you can work in my garden.
    I hope you will get some Spring very soon now, it’s been a long cold winter for you and for selfish reasons: I look forward to the first cupcake ride of this year.

    Great workout.
    Fran´s last blog post ..Friday March 28, 2014: Just saying …

  4. Helen

    Yes to warming up. I think it’s coming this weekend but we also have rain in the forecast for the next four days straight. Early April showers I guess.

    I like how you work around things you can’t do and you’re right – NO injuries before biking season!
    Helen´s last blog post ..Restless

    1. Lori Post author

      Well, with my leg being so wonky, I have no choice but to work around it. If I could make it do the things – I would LOL!

    1. Lori Post author

      I know – tell someone you are going out to deadhead and if they aren’t a gardener, they just might call the cops 😀

  5. L

    I don’t garden, but if I did, I would be pretty discouraged about now. NE PA still has snow AND lots of allergens. This weekend is supposed to be pretty bad for those of us susceptible to allergies. Oh, Yay!
    L´s last blog post ..Trader Joe’s Weekend

  6. Kim

    I love the looks of that new workout – I have been trying to do more balance work the past few years – hoping to keep at least some balance as I age!
    Kim´s last blog post ..Break a Leg

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