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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
M90F - Day 3
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Series: "M90F: Matt's 90-day Fitness"
Activities: UPPER BODY... Pull-ups, Push-ups, Ab Scissors, Shoulders, Forearms, Walking.
If you're doing weight bearing exercise to build some muscle, every other day is generally the plan for various muscle groups; A-day, B-day. I do upper body, then lower body, then upper again.
When you're just starting out, the second rotation can be challenge. I'm extremely sore today from my upper body 2 days ago. Even if you're sore/stiff you should do it anyway! In fact, it's said to help recover faster, and not be as sore/stiff. So no excuses today!
After doing my core exercises, I get into the specific stuff I want to focus on...
Shoulders: save a used laundry detergent container, or buy a $3/3gallon gas container and fill it with as much water as you need, and you have yourself an entire weight set.
Shoulder raises, side and front:
Tie it to a cat-scratching post for a wrist-role for forearms:
Love handles: hold this pose (isometric) for 30 seconds, a couple sets:
Change out the ab wheel (my abs are too blasted today still) for some higher-rep ab scissors:
Now for some news! Jared, an friend of mine, has challenged me to a fitness duel: he also hasn't been working out since October, and he's just now starting P90X. Perfect chance to really put this blog to the test! So all I have to say is: it's on like Donkey Kong. Stay tuned - I believe he'll be providing some 'before' pics, and at the end we'll post both of our 'after' pics, and you all must be the judges!