Monday, October 11, 2010
I have this deep need to have really lean and buff arms. I've written about that before. Well, this weekend, in a fit of angst and fear, I started another arm project. But this time. It isn't a formal weight lifting session with heavy dumbbells. I decided to use my resistance bands, attached to the door, and do this very weird series of arm movements. The inspiration is Tracy Anderson. Madonna's trainer. Gwyneth's trainer. I watched many videos this weekend. She does this "hand slap" routine without weights. But she also does a series with resistance bands that are attached high in the ceiling (which she uses a hooked bar to pull down). I sort of combined this type of hand slaps and resistance band, and made a funky little upper body routine that I do in a series for 15 minutes. Then I switch to 3 lb weights and do a bit of bicep curls, shoulder raises and tricep moves.
I did this on Saturday, and boy, my arms had that nice soreness that I love after a good workout on Sunday. I woke up at 5:30 a.m. this morning and did a 20 minute routine of the same. My arms are still in a bit of that soreness.
I am desperately hoping to keep this routine up. I want those bat wings gone. And I think this routine is totally doable for me. It is a cheap workout. I only need a door and a resistance band. I don't even need the dumbbells. And yes, I am totally realistic of the fact that years of self abuse by being obese may have rendered me with bat wings for life; however, I am holding out hope.
I am sidelined from cardio. I've had this nasty chest cold that leaves me coughing all night. Even with cough medicine, I am hacking up a lung. I hate it. 5k is scheduled for October 30. I am hoping to still run even with training being inconsistent.
Looking forward to Weight Watchers on Thursday. Kinda scared to commit. But I'd be committing to good health, so why am I scared? Scared to fail is probably the reason.
Do you have issues with your arms?