Workin’ those pipes!

Well.

After last night’s chest and back workout, I awoke to a decent case of DOMS this morning, especially in the pec region. Something I did not fully appreciate until tonight’s bi’s/tri’s workout, that’s for sure.

Here’s how my “something new” strength workout looked today.

Biceps/Triceps – endurance-style (high reps; low weights)

Superset #1: barbell curl (30 lbs) followed by triceps dips (bodyweight); 3 sets @16 reps each. 30 secs rest between each set.

Superset #2: concentration curls (15 lbs) followed by lying triceps extension with barbell (20 lbs); 3 sets @ 16 reps each. 30 secs rest between each set.

Superset #3: incline curls (15 lbs) followed by double arm kickbacks (10 lbs each); 3 sets @16 reps each. 30 secs rest between each set.

Superset #4: hammer curls (15 lbs) followed by one arm overhead triceps extension (20 lbs); 3 sets @16 reps each. 30 secs rest between each set. <—let’s just say that those hammer curls got me good, ended up closer to 12 reps since I chose to do double-arm style vs. single. And man was I tired by then!

I gotta say – it felt damn good to work those pipes (hehe love that word) again today. I felt strong at the beginning, but wiped (in a good, worked-hard way) at the end.  One thing I’ve noticed though, already? I miss the lengthening I get from Core Fusion when it comes to building strength. I like the balance of building strength with building length. A lot more than I think I realized before.

To accomodate that need? I rounded out today’s workout with Core Fusion: Yoga Energy Flow. Who knew I’d finally start wanting to do yoga? But I totally do now! I’m starting to get a hang of the flows in this workout, too – a lot of downward facing dog into chatarunga into upward facing dog with planks swapped out for the chatarunga, or push-ups. It’s a really awesome flow, it takes a lot of endurance to keep it up – but hey, that’s the name of my game this month apparently, endurance baby!