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Workout 2

Saturday March 10th 45 minute workout.  35 minute run along the lakefront and 10 minutes of bodyweight exercises.  I completed 1 set to failure in this order: hanging ab crunches, pull-ups, and chin-ups.  Then, I did a few step-ups onto a park bench, for about 2-3 minutes, and 25 push-ups. Great workout today.  Warm at about 59 degrees.  Spring is here! Why the order? I tend to do my entire upper-body at once during the mid-point of my run.  I am happy with my chest size but wish to build my arm size and strength. So, I complete all my arm exercises before I focus my chest. i.e. pull-ups, chin-ups, tricep-dips...etc. (all bodyweight exercises) This way my arms get isolated first without the focus on chest which reduces the chest from overcompensating during my arm routine. I do the hanging abs first to warm-up my arms....but mainly... because I tend to skip my abs if I do them last. 

Workout 1

Thursday March 9th , 40 minute run along the lakefront.  Did 1 set of each to failure: hanging ab crunches, chin-ups, and push-ups.  Have not worked out since January and was nervous how I would feel during the run.  Actually, was not that bad.  The bodyweight exercises (abs and chi-ups) were the most challenging.  My "to failure" amount went down  Back to only a few chin-ups and ab crunches.  I was able to complete 25 push-ups. Overall was a nice workout and I'm glad to be back outdoors working out again.