Episode 37

I was a bit bummed to have lost so much footage from this episode, due to my computer crashing. However, I do feel lucky to have been able to recover what I did from the day. Today I hit a chest and triceps workout, spent some time at a local river, and also watered my plants. Fascinating stuff in the life of a middle-aged woman, for sure.

Today I also researched more successful YouTubers and I see that many of these weight loss and wellness episodes tend to be much longer and be comprised of much more talking to the camera. I think that I may try to shift into this kind of modality — but it won’t be until after Episode 40, at least, because I am still behind in uploading old footage.

Fitness Journal | Back & Biceps

The last Fitness Journal that I posted back in December was also a back and biceps split, so I guess I am picking up where I left off, right?

I stopped recording my workouts for a time but I really do enjoy documenting them; it inspires me and requires me to take time to pay closer attention to my wellness in the process.

Watching the video back, I can see that using my phone will not cut it. I need to go back to using the GoPro camera that I used in previous content; also, I need to turn up my video lights. Oh well. Getting back to the grind is not always intuitive.

Workout of the Week | Alternating DB Chest Press

Adding this alternating dynamic into a classic dumbbell chest press kicked up this exercise quite a bit. You have to do more stabilizing in the core. You will also feel the flexion in each arm a bit more because you have to deal with balancing the motion.

Tips

  • Check your elbows and do not dip them below your shoulder height or the top of the bench (if you’re using a bench)
  • You can do this exercise lying on the floor — that assures that your elbows do not dip down too low!
  • Go heavy! Make sure that your weight amount is appropriate for your actual strength. After a set, you should feel the burn