Upper Body And Core Strength Workout

Hi Hungry Friends! I’m back this week with something I haven’t shared in a long, long time: a new strength workout. Specifically, a upper body and core strength workout!

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Part of the reason I haven’t shared a strength workout in a long time is because I haven’t done strength workouts consistently since … well honestly, I can’t even remember when!

And by that I mean, I haven’t been working with weights in the gym because while we were in NYC I chose to save money by not having a gym membership and focusing mainly on running workouts and bodyweight strength workouts that I was able to do at home without any equipment.Β Lower-body strength training (e.g., lunges, squats, etc.) was definitely a big focus for me during half-marathon training through the first half of this year, but with that, I definitely neglected my upper body strength.

But now, our new apartment complex has it’s own gym and you can bet your butt I’ve already taken advantage of it and I’m super pumped to get back to a true total body workout routine and some classic strength training workouts like the one I’m about to share here.

12-Week Weight Lifting Program: Part 2

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Hello Hungry Readers! How are you?

Sorry, I’ve been relatively quiet since sharing my favorite Super Bowl Snacks earlier this month. (If you haven’t tried making those sweet potato bacon bites yet, well I highly suggest you get your butt in gear and whip up a batch. You will not be disappointed.)

Anyway, moving on to the core purpose of this post: to share the next stages in my 12-week weight lifting plan with you.

Less Running, More Lifting: My 12-Week Weight Lifting Program

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Ever since I finished the marathon in November, I haven’t been much into running. This is mostly because I’ve been lifting a lot of weights. And after I came across and began this 12-week weight lifting program, I got really into spending my time on strength training.

I enjoy little bouts of running here and there, but for the most part, I think I might have exhausted my capacity for distance running; at least for the time being. (After all, I was just on the phone with Mark and I did mention that I’ve been itching to sign up for a half marathon. But that won’t happen until after we move and we’re all settled in.)

Right now I have a gym membership with LA Fitness, and instead of spending hours on the treadmill there, I’ve been finding more enjoyment in the weights section. Picking things up and putting them down, if you will.