This is why I love having a trainer

aippolito1
aippolito1 Posts: 4,894 Member
Everytime I work my arms, I end my routine with push ups. I usually try for 3 sets of about 10 or 15 each, depending on how sore my arms are from every arm workout I've done previously in my routine. Last week I didn't do any pushups because my trainer put me through an arm work out so I didn't do any of my previous routine. Well, normally my pushups take all the strength in my body with every one. And normally I'm curling for my biceps with like, 7.5 lbs and lifting over my head with 5 lbs and doing hammercurls with 5 lbs. He had me doing bicep curls with 25 lbs on a machine and doing hammer curls with 12.5 lbs and lifting over my head with 10 lbs. Like, seriously double what I'm used to doing for my arms... because of this...

This week, when I did both his routine as well as some of the exercises from MY routine, I was able to crank out my first set of 15 push ups with NO problem. I felt SO strong!!!

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  • Great job babe! Keep it up!!
  • That is awesome!!! hopefully i will be able to crank out 15 push ups no problem sometime in the future!!
  • redefiningmyself
    redefiningmyself Posts: 476 Member
    Awesome!
  • aippolito1
    aippolito1 Posts: 4,894 Member
    That is awesome!!! hopefully i will be able to crank out 15 push ups no problem sometime in the future!!


    Omgod, girl, they're GIRL pushups! lol
  • SHBoss1673
    SHBoss1673 Posts: 7,161 Member
    Great job Arielle! Now we expect you do double that weight in the next 3 weeks! :glasses:

    just goes to show, you ladies are stronger than you think. Well, that and some people really need to learn the difference between difficult weight, and working to failure. Difficult weight is fine for making sure you don't LOSE muscle mass, working to failure is for gaining either strength or muscle mass, depending on how you reach it, how often you reach it, your nutrition...etc.
  • aippolito1
    aippolito1 Posts: 4,894 Member
    Great job Arielle! Now we expect you do double that weight in the next 3 weeks! :glasses:

    just goes to show, you ladies are stronger than you think. Well, that and some people really need to learn the difference between difficult weight, and working to failure. Difficult weight is fine for making sure you don't LOSE muscle mass, working to failure is for gaining either strength or muscle mass, depending on how you reach it, how often you reach it, your nutrition...etc.

    Oh, for sure! Since I've been lifting again at the beginning of the year and have had access to higher weights (was just lifting at home with only about 3 different size weights), I've been able to consistently increase my weight every few weeks because I'm getting stronger. I love the idea of lifting heavier weights. I'm not into the whole "lift light but a lot" theory. I want to lift HEAVY. I want to be the woman at the gym I see every week CURLING 35 lbers. I love feeling strong. Especially because I'm a woman.
  • smuehlbauer
    smuehlbauer Posts: 1,041 Member
    Silly me - I thought push ups were a chest exercise...
    I do them on chest day, not arm day.....
  • aippolito1
    aippolito1 Posts: 4,894 Member
    Stephanie, jerk! I do arms, back & chest in one day. A lot of my back and chest exercises work my arms anyway so I figured I'd do them all at one time.
  • SHBoss1673
    SHBoss1673 Posts: 7,161 Member
    Great job Arielle! Now we expect you do double that weight in the next 3 weeks! :glasses:

    just goes to show, you ladies are stronger than you think. Well, that and some people really need to learn the difference between difficult weight, and working to failure. Difficult weight is fine for making sure you don't LOSE muscle mass, working to failure is for gaining either strength or muscle mass, depending on how you reach it, how often you reach it, your nutrition...etc.

    Oh, for sure! Since I've been lifting again at the beginning of the year and have had access to higher weights (was just lifting at home with only about 3 different size weights), I've been able to consistently increase my weight every few weeks because I'm getting stronger. I love the idea of lifting heavier weights. I'm not into the whole "lift light but a lot" theory. I want to lift HEAVY. I want to be the woman at the gym I see every week CURLING 35 lbers. I love feeling strong. Especially because I'm a woman.

    35's! Damn, I only do 45's, I'm gonna have to up my game.
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