Hi all! So glad you enjoyed the [Roasted Eggplant & Zucchini Tortilla Pizza] from yesterday’s post! Who says gluten free plant based recipes have to be boring? Not this girl! It’s all about taking the time to experiment & find what flavor combos you like best.
Earlier in the week I posted about my [Weekend Recap] where the boy & I hit the gym with some new exercises to share! Being a personal trainer I love to learn new workouts & exercises, not only for myself, but for my clients as well! When I work out in the gym with Corey, he becomes the personal trainer in the relationship…which I’m not complaining about! He does his research as well & comes up with some awesome workouts for us.
The other day Corey & I did an awesome arm workout which left my arms feeling like jell-o! And yes, even though I do CrossFit most days of the week, I still incorporate weight lifting workouts such as bicep/triceps, back, shoulders, & legs because frankly, I enjoy them all! I love all types of fitness. It’s true that CrossFit has definitely helped myself get in better shape and I absolutely love our motivational CrossFit crew that I get to workout with! I also love the constantly varied workouts, but I also enjoy my good ol’ weight lifting, yoga, zumba, & any type of group fitness class. I am passionate about fitness & moving to stay healthy so I embrace it all for sure I believe that enjoying what you choose to do for working out is so key to staying consistent!
Anyway, if you’re up for a good way to FEEL THE BURN you should totally try these plate lifts that Corey introduced me to!
- Choose a plate weight that is challenging but where you also can maintain proper form!
- You want to make sure you are not using your back to “swing” the weight up towards you.
- You really want to focus in on contracting the bicep muscle on each pull.
- Make sure to “route” your feet into the ground with tight legs to have nice sturdy stance.
- Start holding your weight by your waist (I used a 25lb plate).
- Curl the weight up towards your right shoulder & then bring it back down to the start position (1).
- Curl the weight straight up towards your chest and then return the weight back to the start position (1).
- Curl the weight up towards your left shoulder & then bring it back down to the start position (1).
Once you do the 3 total plate curls you have completed 1 rep!
Depending on your weight choice & that you are maintaining proper form challenge yourself to do
6-12 full reps (18-36 total curls) for 3 separate sets.
We did these at the end of the workout for an awesome burn out exercise!
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Hope you enjoy & get after it!