Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tiny Arms and the Return of Lacrosse

My upper-body strength is hilarious.

I can do four push-ups. Period. In any amount of time...45 seconds, one doesn't matter. And Hubs says I'm probably not even doing them correctly.

Thanks to years of lacrosse, I have tiny forearms and awkwardly large biceps/triceps.

Like this:

Or this:

So last week I implemented an upper-body strength training routine into my cross- training days at the gym.

I focused on exercises that will increase my push-up total:
- Tricep Press: 3 sets of 10
- Shoulder Press: 5 sets of 10
- Fly: 3 sets of 10
- Back extensions: 5 sets of 10

I know that Hubs is probably shaking his head as he reads this, because I probably did too many or too little sets with too much or too little weight...

But I didn't hurt myself or get my hair caught in a machine, so I'm marking down this workout in the WIN column.

SPEAKING of lacrosse, I signed up for summer league! I'm pretty pumped, except I can't find my cleats and they probably smell like 4 years of use + 2 years of stagnancy if they ever turn up. Maybe they are better off lost.

Also my first game is two days after my marathon.

Yup. Take that, body!


  1. lol...I would get a new pair - those ones are better off lost!

  2. I feel the same way! I played soccer all my life so I don't even have the large biceps to boast of.

    And I also signed up for a summer soccer league. Haven't played in a year, and I'm trying to decide if it's worth it to buy a new pair of cleats!

  3. yayy for summer league! i am signing up for a field hockey summer league and absolutely CAN"T WAIT!

  4. Hubs told me I better find my cleats-- he won't pay for new ones! Dang!

  5. Good luck with the cleats. Not sure I would want to find them either. :-)

  6. We just dug my daughter's cleats out of her closet from her field hockey days and oof! My baby had stinky feet. Good luck finding them!