With the show 118 days to go and the mass building program in place, my shoulder workout today was a great one. I was unable to train with my trainer, Chris Albert, so I hit the gym by myself and blasted those shoulders. The feeling was gone in my shoulders in no time. Just a pair of numb shoulders was all I was left with!
|DB Overhead Press||35 lbs. x 15; 40 lbs. x 15; 50 lbs. x 15|
|DB Side Laterals
DB Front Laterals
|15 lbs. x 15 x 3
10 lbs. x 15 x 3
|Upright rows||35 lbs. x 15; 45 lbs. x 15; 55 lbs. x 15|
|DB Bent Laterals||10 lbs. x 15 x 3|
|Overhead press with log||165 lbs. x 8; 165 lbs. x 8|
This workout hits all angles of the shoulders and aims to build mass and a balanced appearance.
It struck me tonight that I should be journaling this entire experience in addition to blogging about it. Thus, I am going to start journaling my personal thoughts and may share those in some form at some time in the future. My impressions are varied. I see things from so many different angles. I am enjoying the process even though it is hard work. My biggest downfall so far has been not focusing on the cardio enough, but I have fixed that this week. I have even added a very short 10-minute HIIT session after my weight training. I average about 110 calories burned in each of those sessions, so I am burning an additional 440 calories a week at this point. In addition, I am hitting my longer sessions as well using High Intensity Cardio. I’ve become a big believer in varying the cardio training and this fits right in with that mindset.
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