Friday, 29 November 2013

Weight training - Part 2

It’s been a while since I last wrote about weight training. Most of you know I am still new to weight training. The first time I actually gave weight training a serious thought was after reading Marion 's & Ayesha's blog...those ladies are really strong, they got me thinking about a whole new side to fitness
Before I started weight training I was doing lots of Cardio and lots of circuit training (squats/lunges/planks/..). As I got more and more inspired I wanted to get stronger so started focusing on weights. First thing I did was join a body pump class (click on the link to read about my body pump experience). I think it’s a good place to start because you usually use lighter weights in this class and you learn the correct form which is very important.I think for the first few months I just got used to doing different exercises, entering the weight section in the gym and trying all the machines but I still did not have a good plan for my weight training.
For me my upper body has always been a challenge, I have a terribly weak upper body. I can’t increase my squat weight because I can’t carry a heavy enough barbell so my focus is to improve my upper body strength.
Now that it’s been a few months I have been doing my body pump sincerely I decided to take the next step.I sat down with a trainer in the gym and got a plan ready for my upper body, I have two workouts for half hour each. I plan to initially start training when T is around just because I want to make sure I am not doing anything wrong, I think two weeks and I should be good on my own.
This is how my workouts look
Arms & Shoulders

Chest & Back
If you notice my repetition and the weights are low but for me this is difficult to get through as I continue I will increase my weight and my sets, hopefully I should be able to share with you some exciting things along the way.

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  1. I must confess I know nothing about weight training, only what other bloggers have written about.

    However, it seems to me you have a good plan so I wish you well.

    Take Care

    All the best Jan

  2. Hi Tanvee, Thanks for the mention, I'm flattered! I agree, A is super great at weightlifting.

    Well, you started! I think we start where we're at. I was not very strong when I started either. You just build up, little by little. You'll see! :D

    1. Hi Marion, trust me when I say every-time I read or see your gym pictures I feel like becoming stronger :) I saw results by only doing body pump and now I want to see more, one day I want to tell you and A I can manage chin ups :)