Monday, October 13, 2008

Runner arms begone!

A few weeks back, my husband, who says what he means and means what he says, told me that my arms were getting a little too runner-like, in his opinion. This came as no surprise, as I was focusing on running almost to the exclusion of anything else. So I've planned some more upper body weight workouts over the last few weeks. And I put a pair of 12 pound weights in the family room, and have been using them when I watch TV. Hey guess what? When you lift weights consistently, you look and feel stronger! Here's my TV-watching weight routine:

Pushups: 3 sets of 10
Overhead press: 2 or 3 sets of 20
Rear delt flyes: 2 sets of 10 or so
Fast hammer curls: 2 or 3 sets of 15
One arm rows (using both weights in one hand): 2 sets of 10 or so
Tricep press: 2 sets of 10

As you can tell, I don't have this written down or formalized or anything. But doing this while watching TV makes it feel like "not exercise" and I like that.


Marcy said...

That is such a good idea! Making tv time productive. I should do it more often ;-)

KatieFeldmom said...

Well look at who's a busy blogger today!!! As always, good stuff.

Julianne said...

At first, I was like, "what the heck are runner's arms?" but I figured it out. haha.
I am impressed with your workouts. Seriously!!!! I need to do some upper body strength training, too!

*aron* said...

since i havent been making it to the gym lately with all this running i have been doing my upper body weights while watching tv too :)

Colette said...

Love working out/stretching in front of the tv!

Runner's arms...funny. I know about the runners legs and lack of butt, but never arms.

Laurie said...

I need to show this to my husband - he definitely has runners arms.