As you might already know, I’m now 10 weeks into my Celebrity Fitness challenge and the one thing that I’ve come to realise is this – one should always consult a personal trainer to plan programs and exercises that CATERS to one’s specific needs.
In layman’s terms, every person’s body is different and therefore, will react differently to eating habits and the various types of exercises.
That saying holds very true especially for me because I have broad shoulders to begin with, thanks to years and years of swimming. Hence, my trainer fashioned a purpose upper body and arms workout for me, not to broaden my shoulders any further than they already are but to sculpt, tone, and define. By the end of it, you can be sure that I’ll be oh-so-nonchalantly waving goodbye to “chicken wing” arms while rocking tube dresses and sleeveless tops – just one of the many perks of having chiseled shoulders.
People often forget that creating a definition of the legs and arms are equally important as toning the butt and trimming the waistline. And I don’t blame them! That’s all going to change though, once they realize that workouts should be more of an overall focus.
Now, you might think that trying to ace both arm and upper body workouts is equivalent to having to jump on and off various machines. Not necessarily. My arm and upper body workouts, for example, were executed at the “Kinesis Station”, a machine that allows you to do a variety of workouts with just one machine alone. But don’t just let me ramble on and on about it, see for yourselves:
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Upper body workout today at the Kinesis Station. What I like about this "press" machine is that you would be able to do a variety of workout with just 1 machine alone! However, things to take note is that you'd need to be extra self conscious of your body as one side might be stronger than the other…
Freemotion Press Machine
10 x Chest Press (5kg)
10 x Chest Fly (2.5kg)
10 x Close grip chest press (5kg)
Freemotion High Pull Machine
10 x Back pull/row (5kg)
10 x Back fly and tricep (2.5kg)
I started out with light weights as it was my first time using these machines. Hence, it’s important to do the workout using the correct form before I increase the weight.
It’s important for you to know your body well enough before taking on the “Kinesis Machine” as one side might be stronger than the other. To avoid an imbalanced workout, do what I did and start out with light weights especially if it’s your first time. Then work your way into it i.e. master using the correct form before increasing the weights. It worked for me, I don’t see why it wouldn’t for you. Good luck!
Head on over to Celebrity Fitness Malaysia’s Facebook Page or Website or talk to your personal trainer for more information about training.