weighted walks: the moves

So I’ve talked about carrying weights on my walks, but I thought I’d show you the moves I actually do.  I try to do 5 sets of 12 reps for each arm.  Generally I’m walking in the dark when I do these, so I don’t feel too weird.  I did them for the first time yesterday in daylight and managed to not feel like a total weirdo.

Enjoy Mosie’s random appearances in the pictures, too.  She was whiiiiiiny.  Also enjoy my pale, tired face.  It was 6am.  It’s no glamour party over here at that hour (or ever).  I also have no idea if I’m calling these moves by the right names… so we’ll just go with what I call them in my head.

Shoulder press

Bicep curl (these always feel ri-dic-u-lous with 3lb. weights.  Way too easy.)

Side fly

Backwards row

Anterior lift

Tricep lift

So that’s it!  In between sets I walk with my elbows at about 90 degrees and alternate holding the weights with my palms facing in, up, and down.

So far I haven’t noticed any particular soreness from doing the weights, but I’m hopeful that it’s doing something.

If you saw someone walking and lifting weights would you think they’re crazy?  I maybe would have in the past, but no more!


5 thoughts on “weighted walks: the moves

  1. I don’t think you look pale or tired in these pics. Ok maybe a little pale but I imagine you are not laying in the sun all day lol If I saw someone walking and lifting weights I would robably laugh, but not as hard as I laugh when I see those ski walkers. Like roller skating with giant skis and poles.

  2. Looks like you are carrying a little more “weight” in your belly too since the last time I saw you!!! LOL!

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