Many guys will laugh at the girls in the gym training with very light weights but when used in supersets they can give you an incredible burn, sculpting those shoulders & rear delts for a strong upper body and beautiful tank top arms.
Plus, doing the exercises standing up engages your core so you don’t need to do all those sit-ups either!
I’m on holiday in Switzerland this week and the incredible scenery means I just want to get outside! So after a beautiful hotel breakfast (healthy bircher muesli & eggs, I’m saving my treats for tomorrow’s chocolate and cheese tours!) I headed out for a 3 hour lakeside walk and castle tour – those views mean I’m longing to get active and try some low intensity steady state cardio (LISS) workouts.
Onto the weights though – I have swapped a few weights workouts for cardio and bodyweight circuits recently and my muscles are longing to get back into lifting and hit some new PBs.
With a spare half hour before dinner, I ran down to the hotel gym for a quick workout, using just dumbbells and a bench as the gym doesn’t have barbells or kettlebells.
3 sets of an adapted @LDN_Muscle superset:
6 x seated shoulder press 1-4 tempo /
12 x standing lateral raises 1-3 tempo /
25 rear delt flies 1-2 tempo 4kg /
Followed by 3 x standing Arnold press dropsets:
10 reps x 8kg /
10 reps x 4kg /
15 reps x 2kg /
Simple, little equipment & only a small space needed but I already know I’ll wake up acheing tomorrow!
What’s your favourite motivation to get active – does fantastic weather and scenery get your trainers on, or are Instagram photos and magazine interviews more powerful? Let me know in the comments below!