My routine for my “weights” day has lots of variety. Today I started with my usual dog walk, taking the loop that makes it a bit more than 1 mile. My dog keeps a good pace and we cover some serious hills, so its a nice wake-up warm-up. When we got back I fixed a protein shake (Beverley Chocolate Muscle Provider – yum!) so I would have enough energy for my workout. I got my heart rate up with 15 min of forward/reverse intervals on the elliptical. Then I did my 35 min free weights super-sets routine :
- dead lifts/push-ups
- lunges/bicep curls
- squats/overhead press
- plie squats/lateral raises
- side-lying leg lifts/skull-crushers/crunches
I do 3 sets of each move, with 12-15 reps for each set. I don’t usually rest in between sets, but I may take my time switching weights or grabbing a sip of water .
I didn’t used to like doing weights, but now I really do–and actually look forward to it. Maybe its the variety of my routine or the satisfaction I get completing each rep, each set, and feeling strong.