Friday, February 21, 2014

Shoulders and legs together with Dan Holm

I tried working out together with Dan Holm again. Dan is a big guy, and he's definitely got a few good workout tips up his sleeve.

One thing Dan is very eager about is getting contact with the muscles, and keeping it through the whole exercise. This often means that the form suffers a bit, but you get serious pump in the muscles, and you get it quick. I have always been very tedious about how I do the exercises, doing everything the proper way, so focusing only on the muscle(s) is a new way to workout for me.

We started with a seriously brutal shoulder routine. Here we did all the exercises in super-set, with 15 repetitions, 3 sets. Press the exercise names to go to's descriptions of how to do them.

After the shoulder massacre, we went on to kill our legs. We started with the standard squat.

The nice thing about doing squats with someone, is that you can push yourself to do a couple extra repetitions, that you wouldn't have done if you were alone. Dan has had some trouble with his hamstring, so he went gentle on this one. Focus was on getting 12-15 repetitions. After that we did 'hamstring curls' and 'leg extensions'. I could literally not bend down to pick stuff up after the 'leg extensions' because of the pump. I finished doing a couple of calf exercises.

Now two days after this workout, I can confirm that I really got contact with my shoulder muscles. I am rarely as sore as I have been these last couple of days. I wouldn't do the shoulder routine very often, but it is a great way of shocking the muscle!

No more excuses! Push push push!

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