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Is anyone else sick of retreating indoors this summer? I am so sick of feeling like I am wasting my summer sunshine inside the cold, heartless walls of the gym. Which is why I have been on a mission to eliminate my gym membership altogether and do all of my workouts at home, outside, and … Continue reading Equipment Free Workout | Football Field Conditioning
[Alright kids, this is going to be a wordy post, but it is going to be worth it... ...trust me. Okay? Okay.] To keep my story as short as possible, I will just start by saying that two summers ago I finally got fed up with never feeling 100% well. I had acid reflux/indigestion, bloating, stomach … Continue reading Tone It Up | “fit, healthy and happy!”
Tuesday is back and biceps!!! Woot woot…my favorite day of the week!
[Well, I hate biceps, but LOVE back.]
I love the post and workout below, because it is me in a nutshell. I work and work and work on my back, but never see the “baby back” that I am longing for…and my traps are massive. So…clearly, I need to work on form. I have been doing better on this with my tricep workouts (which were yesterday as a part of chest day), so I will do the same today with back. Incorporating the HIIT, pull ups, mountain climbers, and burpees are also how I am going to keep my heart rate up. And if you haven’t seen it yet, here are my core back exercises. I have also started to incorporate the following as I graduate to more/harder/stronger/better workouts:
- Hyperextensions (with 10-15lbs plates)
- Lat pullovers
- Underhanded lat pull downs (on knees)
- Fly machine
- Cable face pull (with tricep rope)
It’s hard for me to pick which day of weight training I like best, but for many reasons I love training back! The main reason is because I want to improve on it! It has always been a weaker spot for me and before I started training for my competition I didn’t know why I wasn’t seeing results. That all changed when I started working with my coach. For one, she helped me to become less trap dominant. Apparently I was using WAYYY too much traps during my back and shoulder workouts. We adjusted my form on several lifts so even though I had to go down in weight, I was finally seeing changes and growth in my back. Ever since then I’ve really loved training it because trust me, when you see results, it becomes an addiction.
(Not my back in this picture, I just really admire her back…
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