Posts tagged #Arm Workout

Back to the 80s on the Stairmaster

I never worked out on the Stair Master, simply because they weren't readily available in my  gyms.  Even when they were available, they were always occupied. Always.  Until now... Today's workout:

30 minutes on Elliptical (Resistance between 7-10. Average pace about 6 miles per hour)

About 12 minutes on the Stair Master (I think I averaged 2.7 flights per minute for about 40 flights) I used three high tempo songs to get through this routine: Beyonce's "Who run the World," "Moves like Jagger" by Maroon 5 and B.O.B by Outkast.  I tried to keep on tempo with the songs - this is always fun!  I could feel a deep burn in my glutes and my quads.  I think I'll do it again on Thursday (if the machine is free.)

Upper Body Workout

  • Alternating dumbbell curls (10 pounds)
  • One arm dumbbell curls (20 pounds)
  • Standing dumbbell press (10 pound dumbbells)
  • Tricep extension (20 pounds)
  • Shrugs (10 pound dumbbells)
  • Clean and Press (20 pound bar)

My favorite part of my workout is always the stretching....maybe I should find a pilates class.

Posted on April 10, 2013 .

Say 'No' To Being Squishy

I have always worked out in some capacity. Even though I know the benefits of working out and maintaining a healhty diet, sometimes I fall off for months at a time.  I think the longest I have ever gone without working out is about 3 months.  When I am not working out I have far less energy and I feel less happy...I think a part of the unhappiness stems from the reemergence of my muffin top and the threat of a camel toe in pants that previously fit me perfectly.  I don't rapidly gain weight when I take a break from  working out, however,  my body changes into what I refer to as a squishy toy. Only kids like squishy toys. When I was younger I needed  two to three weeks  of workout to see results and changes in my body, now, age has robbed me of that "snap back." Father time is a bitch! It now takes two  months to see any real change.  I really want to be more consistent with working out and staying fit, especially since I'm not getting any younger.

I hate dieting, so, working out consistently is a must, lest I want to be squishy.  In order of importance, here is why I work out:

  • to be healthy
  • to have flexibility with my diet (Eat whatever I want.  In moderation, of course.)
  • to look awesome when naked
  • to look awesome when clothed

Anyhow, here's today's Workout:


  • 30 minutes on Elliptical (Resistance between 3-7. Average pace about 5.5 miles per hour)
  • 15 minutes walking on Treadmill (Incline on 3. Average pace about 4 miles per hour.)

Upper Body Workout (10 pound weights. 3 rounds  of 10)

  • Alternating dumbbell curls
  • One arm dumbbell curls
  • Standing dumbbell press
  • Tricep extension
  • Shrugs
  • Pushups (I'm not yet at 10 but I'm slowly getting there. Tragic.)

Every workout ends with about 10 minutes of stretching. Emphasis was placed on the upper body today.

...That is a wrap!

*Above is not my typical workout but since I'm recovering from a back injury and I haven't worked out in a while, I'm slowly easing my way back into the swing of things with low intensity workouts. Le sigh.

Posted on November 25, 2012 .