coacheldahttps://texashouseofstrength.wordpress.comHi, I’m Elda! Personal Trainer, Powerlifting Coach, Full-Time Psychology Student...when my head is not in books, I will use this blog to share my love of exercise, exploring positive mental health practices, and other favorites with you.
I’m taking my last Mass Communication class this semester called Digital & Online Media. For this class, I’ve have to create and maintain a blog. The topic of my blog is on the mental health benefits of exercise. Each post focuses on a kind of exercise or physical movement and evaluates the benefits of that type of movement. Perspectives come from a diverse group of people from soccer moms to professional athletes. To support my findings, each post also contains scientific research that I summarize along with a link to that study or article.
I’ve had a lot of fun creating content for this blog. There is only 8 more weeks left in the semester but I have a feeling that I’ll continue maintaining this blog after this class. I invite you to follow along!
For today’s cloudy street run with circuits, I made my stops at 2 of the 3 bridges in my neighborhood. At the first bridge, I stopped and did 25 Incline Tricep Extensions, Alternating Side Shuffles down to the end of the bridge with Sprint back, and Soccer Kicks x 3 sets!
At my 2nd stop, at the Gazebo, I did 25 Alternating Step Ups with a Knee, 25 Bench Sit Ups, and 25 Decline Shoulder Taps x 3 sets!
At my 3rd and final stop, at the second bridge, I did walking lunges down and back which totaled 60! Esh! Then I did Low Squat Lateral Walks all the way down in one direction then back in the other direction, and finally alternating lateral walk and squat combo down and then back down! My legssssss….burned! Then I had to run back home for my last mile, lol!
Bench Press, Strict DB Laterals, and 1-Arm Tricep Cable Kickbacks
Floor DB Chest Flys, DB Skull Crushers, and Push Presses
Slingshot Push-Ups, Kneeling Tricep Extensions, and Seated Alternating DB Front Raises
Prone Incline Rear Delt Flys, Barbell Upright Rows, and Seated Face Pulls
Heck yeah! Everything felt great today!! Even though my wimpy bench press was with only 85#, my 4 sets of 10 felt super easy! I didn’t bump weight because I’m being careful not to reinjure an old shoulder injury.
I knocked out 4 Tri-Sets today! A tri-set is when I combine 3 exercises to make a set. When I train upper body, I like to pick a chest exercise, a shoulder exercise, and a tricep exercise to make a set. I’ve bumped my weight and reduced my number of reps. So I’m now training sets of 10-12 with heavier weight. This is a change from a higher rep range of 3 sets of 15-20 or more. I’m now dipping my toes into muscle building. Yeah buddy!
Hellloooo legzzzzz! Another successful day of leaving the gym with Bambi legs! I really enjoy pairing multiple exercises to create a working set. I aimed for a higher rep range of 15-25 with 3 sets of everything. When working with a higher rep range I keep rest times minimal, about 30sec in between each set but no rest in between exercises. This keeps the burn going! I like throwing in a core exercise to give the legs a little rest AND to get some core work done in a short amount of time. I think it only took about an hour to complete this workout =)
Hope you got some cool exercise ideas out of this!
If you plan on doing more than 1 exercise, you may do one exercise at a time with 30 sec rests in between each set for 3-4 sets OR create a circuit like I did in this video where you do exc.1 then exc.2 and so on with little to no rest in btn exercises, rest 30 sec after each set for 3-4 sets.
Wide-Grip Pulldowns, DB Rows in Roman Chair, and Banded Oblique Front Presses
Standing Lat Pullodwns, 1-Arm Seated Rows, and Kneeling KB Windmills
4 sets of 10 with 185#
Seated KB Bicep Curls and Reverse Hyperextensions
Perfect humid day for a back attack workout! My first two sets were Tri-Sets where I combined 2 back exercises and 1 core exercise to complete a set. I’ve bumped my weight so I’m now only completing 4 sets of 10-12 reps. After a few 4×10-12 back sessions, I’ll bump the weight and shoot for sets of 8-10.
I REALLY enjoyed the core work. It really hit the obliques in a good way. I’ve had been having SI joint issues on my right side which has affected my right hip, abductor, and oblique area, so giving it some special attention is just what it needed!