Back Workout and Staying Hydrated

Twenty minutes in and I am already dying!

I decided to start and finish my workout with 20 minutes on the stair master…keep reading to see if I made it that far. I like to change up the intervals as I continue treading  up the stairs so my body doesn’t get comfortable with the workout. So today I switched between an eight and a ten speed. Oh my gosh ten minutes in and I couldn’t feel my legs, sweat was in my eyes, my eyeliner hopefully not running down my face due to forgetting to take it off (aka was too lazy to). Twenty minutes passed and then I was onto working out my back.

One thing I am bad about is drinking water. I know. I know. I have to hydrate especially if I plan to put my body through some intense workouts. I failed to drink much water before my workout and was paying for it by the time I got off the stair master, a fuzzy feeling and ears ringing.  I took minute to chug some water and recompose. (As  I am writing this I am almost to my goal of a gallon, so I caught up, yah)! Learn from me and hydrate! 

One of my goals is to keep my pull up numbers up so I started with four sets to failure on pull ups, wide grip. My reps were 7, 4, 4, 4.  Followed by:

  • Lat pull down 3 sets narrow grip, 1 set wide grip
  • Super set of bilateral iso lateral row 4×10/ unilateral iso lateral row 4×10
  • one arm cable lat pull down 4×10
  • seated cable row 5×12,12,10,10,8

I ended with some plank up & down to hit those abs!

I did not make it another twenty minutes on the stair master because I decided to listen to my body and not overdue it since I was feeling so fatigued.

Something I have learned while working out is to listen to your body. There is a difference of cutting the workout short from listening to your body and preventing yourself from getting injured. And cutting the workout short because you don’t want to go the extra mile and prove you can knock out that extra rep. Know when your body has had enough but don’t sell yourself short either.

Be proud of yourself every step of the way!

What is your favorite muscle group to workout or favorite type of workout?

~Rachael

 

 

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