Make the most of your workout!
I got a bit of inspiration for my shoulder workout from my Twitter fellow Jen at JensFitnessTips. Jen’s got a 100 pushup challenge this month so I figured, why not work mine into a Giant set? I love giant sets and really love working my shoulders – so this workout was sure to be a fun one, and it was! My delts were screaming but I was loving every minute of it. I really encourage you to do this one 1-2 times a week for the next few weeks, to get those summer shoulders I know you’re looking for.
Muscles Worked: Shoulders, Delts
Time to Compete: 10 minutes
You Will Need: 1 set heavy Dumbbells, 1 set medium weight dumbbells, Mat
A giant set is like a mini circut – do all three exercises in a row, rest 60 seconds then repeat the set two more times for 3 complete rounds through.
Exercise #1: Pushups (do 40 on the first set, 30 on sets 2 & 3)
Exercise #2: Seated overhead press – 10 reps (use a heavy weight where it is very challenging to complete the final 2-3 reps)
Exercise #3: Side lateral raises – Using the medium weights, do 10 sets at regular lifting pace (breathe out two counts on the lift up, breathe IN 2 counts when lowering arms), then 5 pulses at a quicker pace (not quite hitting the bottom or top of the move)