I just started this today. Did my first workout and have a couple of questions.
First - what does a normal weekly routine look like? In the "Your Weekly Workout" section I see the weekly workout which is what I did today. Should I do this like every three days or something? I also see there are two "Finisher" videos but I'm not sure what they are for. Should I do that after completing the full weekly workout?
Second - on the Tricep Extension I felt a lot of burning in my upper back inward by the spine, a lot more than actually in the triceps. Was I doing something wrong or are my back muscles just weak?
Thanks Jeff. I'll try to keep that in mind next time there is a shoulder routine in the mix. Today I think I noticed the upper back burning is coming from shrugging my shoulders during the triceps extension. It's pretty difficult to keep them in the right position but I'll keep working on it. Looking forward to trying out the blue band on several that didn't fully exhaust once it arrives.
Good afternoon Daniel,
Hope the week has started great.
Excellent. Regarding the forearm on the shoulder routine, make sure the Palm is facing down, thumb towards the screen, slight bend in elbow with “crease” of elbow (where it bends) facing the screen, and focus on leading the movement with the numerous (bone in upper arm between shoulder and elbow). Do not let your hands/wrist “outpace” or get higher hen your elbow during the “raising” of the movement.
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I think it went well in general. Probably 2/3 of the exercises left me exhausted, maybe a few need the blue band. I did feel some strain in my left forearm during the shoulder routine and still feel it today. This is something that gets strained frequently, I think from long hours at a computer. The ab exercises killed me, it will take a bit to work these up to getting through the whole exercise. My back and neck feel fine today.
I heard about steady-pace through the restore center in Plano.
As far as goals, here's what I want out of this:
- Maintain (improve) strength and movement into old age; keep up with kids and hopefully grand kids.
- Weight loss. I'm currently 6'2" and about 235 lbs which would be great if I was shaped like a linebacker but after decades trapped behind a desk at work ......
- Avoid injuries. I like to play some active sports but don't get as much out if it as I'd like due to frequent injuries. I mostly enjoy tennis which is pretty tough on the forearms and I need more core strength.
- Improve cholesterol.
Good evening Daniel and welcome! How did the session go?
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What are the goals you want to accomplish?
The weekly workout is a full body routine. Yes, we suggest the session be executed 2-3 times a week with a full day between.
The finishers are exercises to supplement your weekly routine with. If you feel as though you need more out of (specifically your biceps or abs currrently) feel free to execute the finisher after your session to “finish” them off.
Regarding the burning in he upper back “inward toward the spine”. Sounds like your Rhombiods and or traps were engaging. The movement of pulling that Scapula (shoulder blade) to the middle of the back when the arm is above the head statically engages those muscles. As long as it is a muscle fatigue and not into your neck that is more than likely your upper back working.
See how your upper back and neck feel tomorrow. We don’t want to tighten your traps to the point that it tightens up your neck for a day or so.
Focus on flexing the targeted muscle every second and when you get to the point the muscles can no longer continue without changing form hold it in place and “ease” out knowing you did it! If you execute the entire time frame increase the difficulty next session. The “sweet spot” is to find that point you are done in the 30 seconds.
We Look forward to assisting you to accomplishing your goals Daniel!