Hey there! Sorry my post didn’t go up at normal time but I didn’t have time to get it all setup last night. I did squeeze in an upper body lifting session for the first time in about a month … and now I WOKE UP SO SORE.
I posted my bench on Instagram yesterday:
My upper body is much weaker than my lower body and I see progress sooooo much more slowly with it. That’s why when there’s a workout I want to cut out during the week upper body is the one. Which is the total opposite of making sense since you should work on your weaknesses!
I definitely paid for not lifting upper body in a while because I struggled on benching 5x70lbs and I used to be able to knock out 7 reps @ 70lbs before moving on to a couple reps @ 80lbs. My max is just 1 rep at 90lbs.
Lately I’ve just been running, lifting lower body and doing core work. Since running is my primary thing now I always avoid upper body day by telling myself “well you’re focusing on lifts that make your legs and core stronger for running” … but we all know a strong upper body can help a lot with fatigue at the end of distance races … especially true for me since I take so long to finish (I’m working on that too ahaha)!
I can tell you that I am so sore from my routine yesterday that if I could bottle up this feeling it would be the exact reminder I need to not avoid the workouts anymore!
If you have any tips for getting motivated for workouts you don’t like please let me know!