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Snow Day

Yesterday we ended up getting about 5-6 inches of snow here in Maryland.

I swear Miss Buffay KNEW it was a snow day too. That little dog was jumping around the apartment, flinging her toys. She is worse than a little kid sometimes. “Mommy’s home today! Yipee!” 

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We’ve been having some problems with static lately, as you can tell from her fur 😉

By noon the roads looked okay from my window so I hit the gym. I did a nice long session of chest and shoulders and some cardio. I’m very pleased with my progress lately. These two pictures are 8 and a half weeks apart.

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What’s my secret?

Consistency.

Even when I wasn’t eating SUPER clean I lifted every day. All that muscle was under there, it was just hiding a little bit 😉

I also started to train back 2 times a week and it shows!

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Some of my favorite back exercises that I think work the best:

  • Old fashioned Lat pulldowns. Keep a WIDE grip to grow those wings. Remember a wider back gives the illusion of a smaller waist and we are all about that aren’t we?
  • Barbell Rows. I get a better lift when I use a barbell versus dumbbells. I think it’s because one of my wrists is extremely weak. If you have problems with grip try the barbell instead. Switch up overhand and underhand grip.
  • Dead lifts. I am not one of those people who love them. In fact, I HATE DEAD LIFTS. I know… how can a gym rat hate a dead lift? Well I do. I’m always afraid of aggravating my sciatica or pulling a muscle. If you do them correctly though, they are a great exercise.
  • Standing lat pulldowns. By far my favorite exercise. Use the Lat pulldown bar and push the bar down to your quads and back up. You feel a great stretch in those lats on the way up!

Always remember to stretch. I’m big on cat stretches after back day. Feels so good.

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That’s it for today. Lift heavy and keep smiling 🙂

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

Comments

  1. looking awesome……I always always slack about stretching – and I feel it. I have got to do better.

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