Post written by: Marc – my weekly guest spot on TheFitSkool
So its early Thursday morning, and as I sit down to blog, I thought of my workouts so far this week. Instantly, a common thread between them came to mind…
I really didn’t want to work out or go to the gym before any of them.
Sunday I kind of had to drag myself to the gym mid day before football started and I became a waste of space. I didn’t work out at all on Monday and it had nothing to do with time. After a kind of hectic day at work, I came home and whole-heartedly planned on going to the gym once Ava was asleep. Then I got lazy, watched an hour of TV on demand with Kelly, and then convinced myself I should just stay home.
Fearing the same thing would happen after a long day of work Tuesday, I made myself go to the gym later in the night.
I made it there around 8:30 and knew any workout was better than nothing. After a quick 5-minute warm-up on a bike, I did a shoulder workout that I figured would torch my shoulders. Here it is….
SHOULDER SCULPT WORKOUT
Complete 3 SETS of the Below Exercises
Alternating Balance Shoulder Presses, 12/10/8 reps
Alternating Front and Side Raises, 12/10/10 reps
Seated Shoulder Presses, 10/6/6 reps
Seated Shoulder Fly’s, 10 reps each
Swimmers Press, 10 reps each
I also incorporated several high repetition rotator cuff and labrum exercises at the end using lightweights.
***Except for the seated shoulder presses, I used moderately lightweights and limited my rest time between sets. This kept my heart rate up throughout the entire workout ***
Examples of a few of the exercises:
Alternating Balance Shoulder Presses
When I left the gym on Tuesday night, the way I felt could not have been more different than Monday night, which lead me to this thought; sometimes it is doing the things that you do not want to do, that make you feel better at the end of the day.
You have to step outside of your comfort zone at times. Do the things that you have been putting off, or dreading, and once it is completed the sense of relief will far out weigh that looming feeling you had prior.
How do you motivate yourself to go to the gym?
In case you missed Marc’s first two guest posts, here they are: