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.
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.
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.
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