Workout Wednesday - Upper Body & Core!
Happy Hump Day! How's everyone's week going? We're halfway there! I wanted to share an Upper Body & Core Workout with you that I did one night last week after work and it left my muscles feeling tired!
Last week after my long run I really screwed up my foot. I think I strained my Peroneal Tendon. This is a new fun running injury. I just can't win! Basically the outside of my right foot was just killing me and it hurt a lot to even walk. For the past week and the rest of this week I am NOT running, but focusing on upper body strength and cross training!
Here's an upper body and core workout I put together - injured foot or not, this workout is sure to make you sweat.
My intention for this workout was to hit all the major muscle groups in the upper body. Twelve reps is a good rep range to really tire out those muscles. Try to use a challenging weight! By the tenth rep, you should be ready to put the weight down. If your form starts to get compromised, lower the weight and finish the reps. I chose to program some extra HIIT on the rower at the end because 1.) I'm a cripple and can't run. 2.) The rower is very low impact. 3.) It also works your upper body!
Pike Push-ups (move at :24)
Elevated Plank Rows (move at :30)
Who's ready for the weekend?!! The pope will be here this weekend so I'm either escaping town or camping out in my apartment - Philly is expecting 1,000,000 people!