It’s official: Race weekend is heeeeeerrrrre! Well, the first of many race weekends this year. Tomorrow I’ll be off to Toronto for the Yonge St 10K and even though we’ve got some rain in the forecast on Sunday morning, I’m still super excited about it. I’ll do a race recap on Monday morning, but if at any point you find yourself thinking, “gosh, I’m really dying to know how Angela’s race is going”, simply follow me on Instagram where you will likely see a feed full of spandex, running shoes, sweat, selfies, and post-race eats.
My last run before the race was on Wednesday because I want my legs to feel fresh on Sunday morning, but I’ve still been strength training all week. One workout in particular absolutely shredded my shoulders (in the best of ways), and that’s the one I’ve got for you today.
Work It Out
Along with warm weather comes tank tops and sun dresses, and wouldn’t it be awesome to have some super sculpted shoulders to show go along with your wardrobe? This workout will help you get there. I’ve designed it to be done with 3 sets of dumbells – heavy, medium, and light – but you can easily use resistance bands (with different levels of resistance) looped around your feet as well.
The Super Shredded Shoulder Workout
In this routine, you’ll do a sequence of 6 moves, 4 times through. Take 2-4 minutes rest in between sets depending on your fitness level. Once you’ve finished the 4, you’ll finish things off with a final burnout set: seated overhead dumbell presses until you just can’t press any more! I’ve indicated in the third column below which weights to use – your heavy (H), medium (M), or light (L) set. The dumbells should be heavy enough to make your last 3-4 reps challenging, but not so heavy that you have to sacrifice form to get them done. Once you’ve finished, don’t forget to have a good stretch!
Turn It Up
I am so so excited to share this one with you guys today. This week’s featured tune is Dare You by Hardwell ft Matthew Koma, and it’s been my anthem all week! I love the way the beat builds, and I know this sounds super nerdy and weird but I kinda get tingles up my spine when I’m running to it. I like to time my intervals so that I’m sprinting at the 1:00 and 3:00 marks which are the fastest bits. Give it a shot and see if it makes you want to push a little harder than normal too!
Have a Read
- 8 ways to burn serious calories that don’t feel like working out – via Huffington Post
- 2 exercises women should do differently than men – via Shape.com
- 5 fun ways to motivate yourself to move your bod – via MindBodyGreen.com
Alright, that’s all I’ve got for you this week! But before you go, tell me…