Two Non-Running Workouts I Love
On Sunday I knew I wanted to get some weight training in, and I also wanted to do something else to kill a bit of extra time I found myself with.
Weight Training From Meg:
I didn’t do everything from here ^, but I did do:
- Chest press 5 x 5 @ 40lbs
- Shoulder press 5 x 5 @ 30lbs
- Lateral raises 5 x 5 @ 5lbs
- Overhead tricep extension 5 x 5 @ 15lbs
- Planks 45 secs, 30 secs, 30 secs
I also did a set of dumbbell squats (3 x 5 @ 50lbs) since I’m still trying to ease into leg lifts again without messing with my marathon training.
Stability Ball Exercises From Kim:
After the lifting portion of my workout, I did some stability ball exercises that Kim posted about back in June. I’ve been meaning to try these workouts since she posted them and finally took the plunge!
To be honest, I’ve been putting it off because I have terrible balance, but I guess this will help!
Again, I didn’t do everything in her post, but I did do….
The ball kick back toner:
Reverse leg lifts:
I cannot lie to you, ^ those suckers will work you GOOD. It seems like such a simple, easy move where you’re basically lying down on a nice soft thing, but don’t be deceived! It’s harder than it looks! I probably looked like a fish flopping around out of water.
I definitely plan on trying the other stability ball workouts later this week.
Kim does each move 44 times, but I took the easier route and only did 30 reps each. Maybe I’ll work my way up to 44 next time!
Thank you Meg and Kim!
Where do you find your workout routines online? Do you watch YouTube videos at all?
Do you ever do stability ball workouts? I really want to do more of these!