Monday, February 24, 2014

Monday Motivation~~Strength Training

Good morning folks!

I hope that you had a fabulous weekend!!  I did, it just wasn't long enough!

We went to the concert Friday night then we went out to a local club for a little while. We ran into my cousin and his friends there and had a really good time. Saturday, we went to our favorite lake to look at some properties to build a cabin. There were a couple of suitable ones that we are going to follow up on. And yesterday, I got a much needed sports massage. Then got the grocery shopping and meal prepping done.

This is race week and I'm supposed to be excited, but I am not sure I am. I haven't been able to train like I should have because of this Achilles tendonitis. I've run 13.1 repeatly so I'm hoping that this little hiatus that I've taken will given me fresh legs and it will be a good run. The weather is supposed to take a big ol' dump on us again next weekend, so that's another reason I'm not especially excited. I'm just praying the forecast changes between now and then!

Today, our Monday Motivation team is discussing strength training.

Strength training is a huge part of any exercise regimen. Most of us think that we need to spend hours in the gym doing cardio to lose weight and burn fat. But the more I read, the more I'm learning that might not be the case. I've been wanting to incorporate more strength training into my workout routine. Now that I'm not running as much (at all) this might be a good time to do so. I need to invest in a couple of sessions with a trainer to show me how to perform the exercises properly with good form, as I know that this important. But for now, I've been doing body weighted exercises. I love them because they are versatile. They don't take any special equipment and can be done practically anytime, anywhere. They are easy to modify to increase or decrease intensity based on one's individual wants/needs. For example, I've been working out for a while, so I add weights to mine to increase intensity. I do a weekly Workout Wednesday post. Here are a few of my favorite workouts: Dumbbell circuit , Strength training , Biceps, triceps, shoulders, Body weight circuit, Full body workout  Feel free to check those out or any of the others that I have posted. The important thing is to move your body everyday!! And be sure to link up with us to see what we have for you today.
 

 

Ok, I've got to get ready for work now. I'll be doing my strength training after work tonight as I'm still on a running hiatus. Get up, get out, get moving and make this a marvelous Monday!!

What's your favorite strength training workout?


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    1. I wish I knew how to use kettlebells. The workouts look very effective!

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  2. I am working on increasing weight for deadlifts and squats!

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    1. That's what I need to do! I think I might need to switch gyms so I can workout with the meatheads.

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  3. I love the quotes. It never gets easier, you just get stronger. It only gets easier because you continually try to improve. My favorite strength training so far is dumbbell training.

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  4. Squats, lunges, and planking are probably my favorite right now. Hoping to add more weights in the mix at some point but for now just keeping it simple!

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    1. Body weight exercises are very effective!

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