Strength is sexy

Today I woke up ready to go pick up some more Michigan strawberries from our local farmers market. They did not disappoint 🙂 I definitely have to think up a fun red white and blue dish for the 4th of July that uses those babies because they are gooood.

When I got home I made a big bowl of cereal. I wasn’t in the mood to cook anything on the stove because it was so hot outside when I was walking around so this cold cereal bowl was perfect.

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Bear naked cereal, 1/2 a banana, and a cup of almond milk.  (Also some watermelon on the side)

Today I’m going to work on my upper body again–and I figured it would be a good to actually explain how to do the exercises, if you’re not totally sure what to do.  So without further ado, a little tutorial 🙂

Upper Body Workout

12 reps each, 3x through

  • Basic curl with 10 lb weights
  • Hammer curl with 10 lb weights
  • “C” curl with 10 lb weights
  • Overhead tricep extension with a 15 lb weight
  • Front-side-front shoulder raises with 7.5 lb weights

Here’s what each curl looks like:

Basic Curl

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Hammer Curl

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“C” Curl

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And then make the “C” motion in reverse (this equals 1 curl)

Here’s how to do front-side-front shoulder raises (these are killer!)

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PS does your elbow look like that or is it just me? Creepy.

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Now obviously this exercise will be done without an iPhone in your hand, so do these motions (1 rep: lift front, side, front, lower) with the weights in both hands. Go through the rep 12 times, and repeat the set 3 times.  It burns so good.

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Make sure to take a selfie in the mirror at the gym so you a) look like an idiot and b) make everyone around you uncomfortable

Side note: I used to be a cardio queen, running and going on the eliptical all the time with one goal in mind–to lose weight.  Ever since I started adding weights into my regimen, the scale has NOT gone down, but I feel 10x more confident in myself and my body.  It feels so good to be a strong woman!

 

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