If the gym powers that be said, “thou shall only perform 5 exercises at the gym” which five would I choose? That’s a pretty easy question. I would have to choose the five that have helped me on my road to transform from t-rex to tigress. Although I am not a personal trainer, I have been researching and working on this transformation for almost two years, so I think I am able to give suggestions for other t-rex’s out there on what has worked best for me to balance out a pear-shaped form. There is still much work to be done, but these are the moves that have served me well.
1. Pull-ups. Works lats, biceps and upper back in just one move. Gives the appearance of a broader back. Currently, my pull-ups are still assisted.
2. Over-head Arnold press. A t-rex’s worst nightmare, but I must give a lot of credit to the Arnold press to help bulk my shoulders, and is one of the best exercises to balance out the body. If an exercise is named after this man, it must be good.
3. Bench press. Works not just to give me a broader, stronger chest, but also my triceps as a secondary muscle.
As for cardio, I came to discover that too much was not a good thing. I used to do cardio about 4 to 5 times per week, but this proved to be counter-productive. Any muscle definition I amassed was eaten away by all the high intensity cardio sessions I was doing way too much of. Now I keep my cardio to a minimum of two sessions of intense cardio per week. This may include, running with sprints, spin class, tabata, Insanity or Zumba.
Uh-oh. We have some visitors………
Tigress: Who cares! Your arms are the size of match sticks. Hahaaaaaaa!
Me: Okay, guys. Let’s not fight. You both are beautiful in your own special way.
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*Do not attempt any exercise program without first consulting with a certified personal trainer and your medical doctor. Safety and health limitations must always be considered first.*