Women Who Lift | Shoulder Routine

I know the feeling of going into the weights section of the gym for the first time and bricking it. Thoughts racing through your head, “What will everyone think? Won’t I stand out? Am I going to make a fool out of myself?” A little over a year ago, I was that person.

The benefits of lighting weights are incredible: improved muscle tone, increased bone density, inner and outer strength. By stepping in there you will gain access to loads of equipment to sculpt your body and build your strength. So I thought I’d share you with my shoulder routine to help inspire you. So, what are you waiting for?

Alternating Military Press – 3 sets of 10 reps (10 per arm)

Cable Rear Delt Row – 3 sets of 10 reps

Alternating Arnold Press – 3 sets of 10 reps (10 per arm)

Lateral Raises – 3 sets of 10 reps

Barbell Upright Row – 3 sets of 10 reps

Barbell Front Raise – 3 sets of 10 reps

If you’re not sure what the above exercise is then head over to YouTube. They’re a great resource for learning which means that it’s so much easier to get started if you know what to do.

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I’m wearing both leggings and sports bra from Active in Style, Lorna Jane.

 

 

 

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Women who Lift: Back and Chest Routine

Change has has never been something that comes easily for me – I’m a creature of habit. So making the switch from Kayla Itsines’ Bikini Body Guide to weight lighting has been incredibility hard.

Kayla’s routine is one that finally helped me to achieve the results I sought and made me fall in love with fitness. I’ve had a hard time admitting to myself that I was bored by the workouts after two years and I’ve began mixing a few weight lifting workouts into my routine – which I’m totally loving and is helping me break through my plateau.

A  lot of people ask me what I actually do in the gym, and I totally know the feeling of being like ‘so, now what?’, so I thought I’d give you a little breakdown of an chest and back routine I do…

Bench press – 3 sets of 10 reps

Dumb bell flyes – 3 sets of 10 reps

Chest dips – 3 sets of 10 reps

Pull ups – 3 sets of 10 reps

Chin ups – 3 sets of 10 reps

Barbell row – 3 sets of 10 reps

Seated cable row – 3 sets of 10 reps

Push ups – 3 sets of 10 reps

I also do a 15 minute run before hitting the weights to get my heart rate going and that’s it! It certainty leaves me shaking and then aching the next day. If you have any questions, do please ask me.

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What I’m Wearing:
Top from Adidas
Leggings from Lorna Jane, Active in Style
Shoes from Nike