Tuesday, May 31, 2016

More Pre-Marathon Nonsense

It's Day 2 and I've already decided to make changes. Instead of doing my long runs on Fridays, I'm going to move them to Sundays, move my Tuesday runs to Fridays (because they will get longer) and take rest days on Tuesdays. Or do yoga. It may not be the best strategy but for my schedule, it's the best fit.

I also wanted to talk a little bit about the upper body/core workout. I know you're supposed to work your legs a little bit ship cross training but I'm opting not to.

I've picked 9 exercises and broken them down into 3 supersets of 3 exercises - one core sandwiches between two upper body exercises. 2-3 sets of 10-15, progressively. And hopefully increase the weight periodically. Except for the YTWL. I can't imagine increasing beyond 3 pound dumbbells for those.

Superset 1

overhead dumbbell press


YTWL - I discovered this Nasty Bitch doing New Rules of Lifting For Women

Superset 2

push up

one arm dumbbell row

stability ball jackknife

Superset 3

barbell bench press

supine hip extension with leg curl

dumbbell skullcrusher

Good times, man. 


Melty said...

I'm excited for you!

Becky Walker said...

Is there anything particular you would like me to leave you in my will?

Melty said...

Well, I am jelly of some of your equipment. I wonder if it would fit in my car... BT Dubs, I love skull crushers.