I have been SO sick lately with an upper respiratory infection that does not want to leave me alone. I take things easy when I’m sick for the most part, but I had some help from beachbody’s energize for my workout today so I was able to perform as though I’m not sick at all. Sweating helps and today...I was soaked.
something I am proud of this year is how much my form has improved. Form is so important and it’s so easy to let it get away from you. @celestebohn123 is the master at teaching proper form and she stops me if my form is off and resets me. Her doing that has helped my strength so much and I haven’t injured myself with these barbells in a while. I used to have low back pain, again because my form was not where it needed to be, and now I can say I have muscular pain in the places I’m supposed to have them and am seeing GROWTH. I am so proud of myself for ending 2019 stronger than I started it, despite all of the crazy setbacks I had. I NEVER GAVE UP. Do you know that’s the first time I didn’t give up after injury, surgery, or a life altering experience? I lost 35 pounds and all my strength in April. And here I am, I’ve gained 10 back so far and my strength is HERE TO STAY and here to grow and help me be better.
Thank you Celeste for NEVER quitting on me but most importantly, for never letting me to quit on myself. You push me past my boundaries and make me realize I am so much stronger than I give myself credit for. I left this workout today feeling confident. Oh my goodness, confidence feels so good. I am sick as a dog but I am confident and strong today and my attitude has been better than it has been in months and months and months. I am so thankful. —15-12-10-8— that’s how the reps go, so essentially this is a drop set. However, add weight to the last 2 sets. (If you don’t have access to a barbell, use dumbbells and/or kettlebells)
1. Bench press
2. Assisted pull ups(don’t let the resistance bands do the work for you. Maintain control by keeping a tight core and forbidding yourself to bounce at the bottom of the rep)-if you’re don’t have any access to pull ups, do pushups instead.
3. Front squat-TUCK THE BUTT
5. Half burpee press