Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Getting Back To It

I'm a few weeks into my new job and am back in the gym as of this week. My goal for 2011 is to compete in my first figure show. I now have 4 months to make this happen.

Monday was my official day back with training with the girls. My trainer had us focus on strength training our back and core.

{yeah! I completed the entire first set unassisted :) }

The workout included usual back exercises with twists to maximize efficiency and stay focused on utilizing strength and good form to get through the workout.

{My first time doing hex-bar DL's -- felt a little silly . This is before getting into position btw.}

{being diligent about not overextending my back}

The Workout
Turkish get-ups
Caged deadlifts
Close-grip pull-ups
Alternating single-arm kettlebell swings
Kettlebell shoulder presses

I'm excited to be competition focused again.

"Every day counts" is one of my trainer's mottos. In the short-term, I have two simple goals to incorporate my fitness lifestyle into my new workplace:
  • to not snack on junk food at work (I have my shaker and tub here now)
  • find a convenient gym nearby work for lunchtime workout

Happy training!