Focus on arms:
- stand tall
- chest up
- core braced
- shoulders back and down
- pelvis tucked under
- knees slightly bent if necessary
- make sure not to rock back and forth when lifting or lowering weights (puts focus on shoulders then instead of intended arm muscle)
According to a George Washington University study, lifters gained 2.5 times more strength when lifting a weight fast and lowering it slowly as opposed to lifting and lowering it slowly.
According to the Journal of Applied Physiology, you'll have a 19% increase in arm strength if you do cardio after lifting weights instead of before.
Your tricep muscle makes up close to 60% of your upper arm. So giving your triceps as much attention as your biceps will help you increase your arm size faster than focusing only on the muscles in front.
When doing the tricep pressdown exercise, if you use too much weight, you'll start involving your shoulders AND back instead of the muscle you're intended to target so when performing this exercise, always remember to keep shoulders back and down and focus on keeping the upper arm and body stable.
Back to FOOD!
T made dinner last night before I headed off to a salsa party. It was delicious and very simple. He made a lovely tomato sauce with saffron and a bit of sugar (don't ask me how sugar fits into the recipe but it does!). The pasta was whole wheat and it also included sauteed mushrooms, onions, and fresh prawns. Yummy!!
After lunch, I was supposed to go to a Beer Festival at Earls Court w. T but I just wasn't in the mood to drink beer or socialize. It was just one of those days I wanted to get other stuff done.
Agenda: R&R=Read and Relax!