5/9 Full Body Workout: The New Rules of Lifting for Women (Update)

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Not too long ago I started a new-to-me workout program that is featured in The New Rules of Lifting for Women. If you want to learn more about the program, please refer to this post: New Rules of Lifting for Women: Stage 1 Workout Underway. A couple days ago I actually finished the first Stage of A + B workouts. Once completed, the book instructs you to go back and do each workout a final time with these simple rules: {Read More}

Women’s Chest and Back Workout with Supersets

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I’ve kind of been on a superset kick lately with my workouts. It increases the intensity a smidge and also helps me get through it a bit quicker – helpful when you have kids running around the basement! Today I did a chest and back workout with supersets and it’s actually one that I got from 101 Body-Sculpting Workouts & Nutrition Plans. They actually had these workouts as 2 separate workouts but I simply combined the chest and back workouts {Read More}

Women’s Chest and Back Workout

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Last week I mentioned that I was getting bored with my previous workout so I began a new one. I love it. If I don’t enjoy a workout I’ll just quit – which is not okay – so I decided I’d look for something new and I’m really glad I did. Today I did a full chest and back workout. Even though this title says it’s a “women’s” workout, men could do it as well. What I like most about {Read More}

My 4-Week Workout Journal, Day 15: Upper Body

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I’m gonna keep this short and sweet today! My 4-week workout journal continues with Day 15. Day 15: Upper Body Workout Incline Press: 2 sets x 12 reps, 15# dumbbells Lat Pulldown: 3 sets x 12 reps, 40# Seated Row: 3 sets x 12 reps, 45# Overhead Press: 3 sets x 12 reps, 12# dumbbells Reverse Pec-Deck Flye: 3 sets x 12 reps, 5# dumbbells Lying Triceps Extension: 2 sets x 12 reps, 20# Standing Curls: 2 sets x 12 {Read More}

My 4-Week Workout Journal, Day 7 & 8: Cardio & Upper Body Workout

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I’m still going strong with my 4-week workout plan. I was doing awesome until yesterday. Still, I’d rather skip a workout than injure myself and be out for weeks! The good news is that the upper body workout I did today already felt much easier than it was the first time I did it. I’m progressing again and that’s a good feeling. Day 7: Cardio Skipped. I could barely walk yesterday morning. FAIL. Day 8: Upper Body Workout Incline Press: {Read More}

My 4-Week Workout Journal, Day 1: Here We Go!

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For the next 4 weeks I will be making daily posts about my workouts – with the exception of Wednesdays because that will be my off day. Yeah, only one off day. That is something I’m definitely not used to. In welcoming the new year, I also wanted to challenge myself to a tough 4-week workout that I found in the Jan/Feb 2011 edition of Muscle & Fitness Hers. The workout itself consists of 4 strength training days, Monday, Tuesday, {Read More}

4/20: Women’s Back Workout

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Happy Tuesday! Hey…at least it’s not Monday! Today I did a women’s back workout. I was originally scheduled to do another shoulder workout, but I decided to skip it this week. I was very pleased with the workout I did today because I improved on everything since the last back workout I did. I was going to take an updated back photo today but I completely forgot, but I will be taking one and adding it here SOON! I’m also {Read More}

3/26: Back Workout (130-Pound Deadlifts!)

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Back workout day today and nothing else! Another personal best for deadlifts, I’m now able to deadlift my bodyweight 11 times! One of these days I should see what my 1-rep max is (that is…how much weight I could lift just one time). I bet I would surprise myself! My previous personal best for deadlifts was 125#, which I was able to lift 10 times. You can see that back workout here. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how great these {Read More}